Double Exposure/Multi Exposure:
Shooting two images (or more) in a single frame.
You will need to pre-visualize how the images will blend together. The placement of subjects, how busy the backgrounds are and more. Busy, busy can make a very chaotic finished image. Think busy scene and then a simple scene, try the reverse. Sometimes a little luck will work in your favor.
Darker scenes blend better many times. Lighter scenes you may blow out areas of information. This can work also, depending on what you want to say with your images. What do you want to say? Try shooting the darker scene and then the second exposure a lighter scene. Of course experiment. Light, light: Dark, dark: Light, dark: Keep a journal entry of what works so you can recreate your successes.
Here are some double exposure apps for your smart phone.
•Pic Blender Double Exposure
•Hipstamatic, (a favorite app of mine)
•Adobe Photoshop Mix app
•Lets add to this list and share some examples of what we are creating.
Some of your DSLR’s and micro 4/3rds cameras have double exposure/multi exposure capabilities. Explore your manual for the information on what your camera is capable of doing.
Here is a list of cameras that have double exposure/multi exposure capability:
I have been exploring double exposures using the Fuji Instax Mini90. An Instant film camera and then scanning the prints to share online and to print larger. I have to say there is something nice about those little prints. I have also been adding the date on the back of the prints, I thought I would miss that piece of metadata later in the year.
You can create a double exposure effect using your editing skills after the shoot. You can do this in Photoshop and many apps for your smart phone.
Explore and have fun!!!