10.11.14

| iPhone | Double Exposures


I've always found double-exposure photographs enchanting. It's some kind of magic to have 2 scenes/stories/memories superimposed upon each other in this way. In many ways typifies the modus operandi of how my memory weaves together soft distant recollections (quite confusing at the best of times - which is why I keep so many notebooks). 

Hiro sees less charm in my dabblings with double exposures and regularly dismissed them as funny and trippy! 
Kinugawa, Japan.
Bwejuu, Zanzibar.
Pongwe, Zanzibar.
Pongwe, Zanzibar.
Kinugawa, Japan.
I would like to be able to capture a good double exposure photo on film - it would to me be like real art. However try as I might, I keep failing. Film is an expensive way to collect hopeless mistakes so I've reluctantly resorted to practising with the Hipstamatic App. The app allows for multiple exposures that don't pop up on your screen immediately, you have to wait a few moments while it "processes" your pic - which adds a little fun and anticipation to it all!

Have you tried your hand at double exposures? How have you faired? Please do share your tips & tricks!


15 comments:

  1. I love double exposures, I used to do them all the time with my film camera in high school. I think they're perfect for displaying memories or just being creative. I remember learning how to do it with a film camera and then i became a bit obsessed with them, haha. I can do layering with digital photos, but I prefer at times to do them with film as it's more a surprise if it comes out or not!! xx

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  2. My favorites are the first and third. In the first one, the flower is perfectly overlaid with the temple arch and the second is like the flower is someone's head. Very beautiful. I think these are already pieces of art! Please share YOUR tips on how you go these because I've never tried it before!!

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  3. Wait, you took these on your iPhone????? So jealous

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  4. Used to dabble when I was at college but not for yonks. Ah I may redownload this app then, I'd love to have a go. Your's are top.

    Buckets & Spades

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  5. these look like works of art! such beauty :)
    xo

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  6. I agree it is addictive with film - sadly it is so expensive now! I don't think I can resort to layering photos on photoshop yet but this app is a fun alternative because it takes a few moments to "process" and the various film options that it provides add to the anticipation - you cannot be 100% sure what will happen. Though it is far less magical and more predicable that real film!

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  7. Such beautiful work! I really love your compositions. I had the opportunity to take a photography class in high school and we worked with manual cameras. I remember completing my first double exposure composition where we would place two negative images of our choice into the enlarger. Being able to see the two images prior to exposing them onto photography paper really provided the chance to experiment with placement and focus. I am happy to say that the pictures developed quite nicely and had a eerie Hound of the Baskerville - esque feeling to them (I used a forest and running dog)!

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  8. I've only ever managed double exposures accidentally, and it was years ago now, when I still worked on film - and not very well, I might add ;) My feelings on them are quite mixed, to be honest. Some, like the first one in this post, are absolutely gorgeous. Mine, unfortunately, never were. Finding to images to combine seamlessly is no easy feat, I think, and that's why double exposures can sometimes look silly or odd.
    xox,
    Cee

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  9. I love Hipstamatic, it's such a fun app to tinker with! your photos are looking way better than mine though, haha and I love the last image, breath-taking <3

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  10. Amazing photos! Especially the first image.

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  11. Ooh these are nice, I like the first especially! I didn't know Hipstamatic could do that. I think double exposures are most fun on film, when you can't be sure of how they'll turn out, but it's expensive as you say.

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  12. Oh this is so neat, never thought of looking for an app to do that on your phone - I'm off to download!

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  13. This is super beautiful! I used to do this years ago in the high school lab and I'm not sure I could pull it off again. Need to have a look on how to do this on iPhone :)

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  14. These are beautiful. I will have to download some apps.

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  15. These are really beautiful. I love double exposure pictures, I tried it once for my self-portrait series and I have to say I did struggle finding the right combination of photos and combining them in photoshop. I haven't tried using a phone app for it though, I might give it a try.

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