Wes Eisenhauer’s Curious Double Exposures of the NASA Facility

If you’re into creative photography techniques, you might get some good ideas from some NASA Facility double exposures by Wes Eisenhauer.

We typically see double exposures being used to merge two different ideas or subjects into a surreal or eye-catching imagery. However, it’s not the only way to create something interesting through the creative technique. Wes Eisenhauer shows us how he used it to make a visual summary of how awesome his visit to a NASA facility turned out. If you’re looking for more ideas for your next double exposure project, this is certainly worth your interest.

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Film Photography Tutorial: Creating Stunning Galaxy Double Exposures

Whether you’re looking for something experimental to do on film or simply want to give your snaps the stellar treatment, this galaxy double exposures trick is worth a try!

Film photography is especially known for encouraging all sorts of creative experimentation, which eventually popularized techniques like double exposures during the digital age. The often cool results and happy accidents are among the things that encourage today’s generation to shoot film. If you’re yet to try double exposures on film or want to do something different with it, we’re sure this quick galaxy double exposures tutorial by United Kingdom-based Kate Hook is right up your alley.

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“Flora” Is an Upcoming Zine for Double Exposure Fans

If you’re into double exposure snaps and want some creative inspiration, you might want to support this zine project on floral doubles.

Double exposures may not be a recent invention in the photography world, but the last decade saw more and more photographers experimenting with it. We’ve seen this creative technique become popular for portraits juxtaposed with buildings, seascapes, foliage, and flowers. If you’re particularly interested in floral double exposures, we found a zine project you might want to support on Kickstarter.

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James Britt’s Inspiring Dedication to Double Exposures

All double exposures by James Britt. Used with permission. 

The Phoblographer has always had a soft spot for alternative methods of photography. We’ve championed many unique methods over the 10 years we’ve been running. That’s why we were super stoked when photographer, James Britt, contacted us about his fantastic double exposures. So much so, that we agreed to feature them on the site! Because if we’re excited by them, we’re confident you will be too – let’s check them out.

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Josep Fonti’s Clever Marketing Made Us Find His Film Double Exposures

All images by Josep Fonti. Used with permission.

We came across Josep Fonti’s work in a rather unorthodox fashion. To let you see behind the curtain (as they say), we often get sent work or find it through extensive research. But with Josep, we saw his photography on a laptop he had left open at a camera store in New York. Taking a quick look, we found ourselves saying, “This is some good work here.” We made contact, and Josep was thrilled to hear from us. This pleased us: we wanted to know more about his creative exposures. We needed to understand his relationship with New York and how it fueled his energy to create impactful photography. Let his marketing be a lesson to all photographers, because now we’re together and Josep is about to tell us about his thoughtful series, Numberless New York. Here we go!

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Kate Hook Shows Incredible Skill with Double Exposures on Film

All images by Kate Hook. Used with permission. 

“One big theme for me is ghosts because I have a lot of them, still living and not,” Photographer Kate Hooks explains. Kate is a name you have seen before on The Phoblographer. That’s with good reason as her film photography is some of the most creative and compelling we’ve had the pleasure of sharing with our readers. A lot has changed in Kate’s life since we last spoke to her in 2017, but one thing that has remained is the quality of her work. Back with a fresh batch of double exposures, Kate shares a series of work as eerie as it is pleasant. Intrigued by the theme, we dived deep into her creative world to see how life is going in 2019.

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These Double Exposures Inspire an Experimental Twist to Studio Portraits

Feeling stuck in your studio portrait photography? These double exposures should give you some ideas.

Once in a while, photographers hit a creative rut–and that can especially happen when shooting portraits in the studio. When that happens, trying out a new approach can shake us out of our creative stupor. Experimenting with double exposure is always a good exercise, whether you’re shooting with film or a digital camera. To give you some ideas, you might want to check out the work of Kiev-based graphic designer Victoria Ouarets.

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Gorgeous In-Camera Double Exposures by Luciano Meirelles

If you’ve never tried double exposures in-camera before, the beautiful work of Luciano Meirelles using a Canon DSLR should inspire you.

Some of you may be able to tell that double exposure is one of our favorite creative techniques for digital and film photography. When done right, it produces some really cool and interesting results, as you’ll see in our featured series by Brazilian wedding photographer Luciano Meirelles. If you’re curious about this technique, his body of work is an inspiring example of it’s creative possibilities.

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Double Exposure Blends Nordic Nature and Hong Kong in “Neonland”

Double exposure remains a powerful technique for creative portrait work, but Christoffer Relander shows us that it also works great for juxtaposing vastly different locations.

When it comes to creative photography techniques, double exposure (and even multiple exposures) remains a favorite of experimental photographers. As we’ve previously seen in the works of Christoffer Relander, it’s perfect for creating dreamy silhouette portraits whether in color or black and white. If you’re wondering what else can be done with this technique, the Finland-based fine art photographer has yet another impressive example; juxtaposing two locations that are immensely different from each other in every way.

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How to Get Creative with the Double Exposure Effect

Ever been curious about how to achieve the beautiful double exposure effect for your photos? Here’s a tutorial showing you three ways to do it.

Double exposure is among our favorite creative photography techniques, and we’re sure it’s also high on the list of many experimental photographers out there. We’ve featured a lot of projects that make great use of this technique, whether it’s done in camera or crafted in post-processing. If all that inspired you and got you wanting to learn how it’s done, we have just the video tutorial you need.

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This Cool Double Exposure Was Done In-Camera on a Mamiya RB67

Lead image by Danny Stewart. Used with permission.

If you’ve ever used many higher end medium format film cameras, one of the things that you always have to remember to do is advance the film unless you want a double exposure. Even then, sometimes it happens on accident. But in the case of Danny Stewart, this accident was a really cool one. Danny is a regular poster to R/Analog and shared this image with the subreddit. As you can tell, even if this was an accident, one would mistake it for a very intentional image with a message. It happened while Danny was working with his Mamiya RB67.

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These Stunning Double Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander Were Done in Camera

All images by Christoffer Relander. Used with Creative Commons permission.

While double (and even multiple) exposure photography is a technique often left to the experimental world of analog photography, it’s still possible to play around with it using digital cameras. Finland-based fine art photographer Christoffer Relander gives us a glimpse of the creative possibilities offered by this technique through his stunning series of double-exposed portraits taken using a Nikon D700.

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Film Photographers: Here’s Some Help with Shooting Double Exposures

In-camera double exposures are easy-peasy when shooting with film cameras

Feeling stuck in a dry spell with your creative projects? Time to shake things up and pick up a film camera. Whether you’re doing it for the first time ever or first time in a long time, the constraints of film will definitely get you thinking about your photos and squeeze creativity out of you. One of the ways film photographers (then and especially now) get creative is by doing double exposures — in camera. We’ve got some pretty interesting examples that will get you curious to try it out yourself!

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Louis Dazy Reimagines Hong Kong in Dreamy Double Exposures

All images by Louis Dazy. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Film photography remains a popular medium for today’s generation of visual storytellers not only for its nostalgic look. It’s also loved for the level of experimentation that it encourages. One such photographer, Paris-based Louis Dazy, appears to have mastered the look of medium and used it to craft his own visual style.

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Escape Into Hussam Eissa’s Surreal Double Exposures

All images by Hussam Eissa. Used with Creative Commons Permission.

Despite the risk of creating something overdone, many photographers and visual creatives continue to make double exposures part of their storytelling tools. The dreamy works by Egyptian photographer Hussam Eissa make perfect examples of why they seek to master it. With its origins tracing back to the days of film photography, double exposure simply involves exposing a frame of film twice, yet the creative applications it opens are only limited by one’s imagination. With results that are often ethereal, reflective, and moody, it continues to persist as one of today’s most popular photography techniques, whether traditional or digital.

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In Camera Double Exposure? Here Are 4 Great Cameras To Consider!

Double Exposures, in the original meaning, was when a photographer exposed a frame of film twice. When done by accident the results were likely bad, but when done artistically, with forethought and intent, the results could be really special. Obviously these days with digital sensors there is no frame to expose twice, so our cameras must be programmed to mimic this. Some rely on photoshop to mimic this effect, but for many, getting it in camera is the preferred method.

As noted above, not all cameras offer such functionality. So if this is a feature you are looking for, which cameras should you be considering? Here are some great camera options that we would recommend.  Continue reading…

This Double Exposure Was Done on Film With No Photoshop

Image by Ozan Mutlu Dursun. Used with permission.

“If you can, always try to use professional grade films like Kodak Portra and Kodak Ektar,” says photographer Ozan Mutlu Dursun about how he shot the unique double exposure image leading this post off. “They are pretty good in terms of tones and grain, and if you go medium format it’s only going to get better. It is a breeze to shoot with them.” Indeed, Ozan shot this one on film.

When most photographers do double exposure photographs, they bring them into Photoshop or certain apps to blend the layers together just right. That’s how you get so many of them that are very spectacular and tend to have patterns coming out from the person. It’s all about shapes. But with this photo, it was all about using text and overlays.

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How to Create Really Fun Double Exposure Photos and Videos on Your Phone

Double exposures are so incredibly tough to do for many photographers out there, but with patience you’ll get it. Most photographers try to do it in Photoshop but it ends up just being more annoying and a hassle than it’s worth. Some cameras have it available ready for you to use. But sometimes, it’s best to just sit there and edit on your phone than sit at a computer or try to navigate your camera’s clunky interface.

So here’s how I do it.

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Christoffer Relander Collects Landscapes in Jars By Using Double Exposure

All images by Christoffer Relander. Used with permission from Anders Lönnfeldt

Photo manipulation has growing popularity due to the increasing versatility of image editing software such as Photoshop. However, Christoffer Relander went the extra mile to create his own photo manipulation of fitting a slice of real world scenes into jars by shooting analog multiple exposures on medium format film.

Christoffer Relander’s ongoing project of double exposures is called Jarred & Displaced, showing different scenes of landscapes he shot as if he has put them into jars. Christoffer revealed that this project has roots from his childhood dreams of both collecting and conserving environments with most landscapes shot in the countryside in the south of Finland. All the photographs were shot on medium format film which Christoffer then developed and scanned himself without any further editing in any software such Photoshop.
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Jess Pollock’s Double Exposures Convey Creative Experimentation

All images by Jess Pollock. Used with permission.

“I’ve been an artist and a photographer since middle school. Throughout my art classes in high school and college, I realized that I had a gift of framing my subjects and creating balance in both my paintings and photographs.” says photographer Jess Pollock. Jess has an interesting creative advantage in the fact that he works in various mediums. The ability to not hold yourself back in other mediums vs how one usually does in photography is one that often clashes. But Jess has learned to make his photographs better through skills he learned in painting and vice versa.

“My artistic focus in painting has changed over the years; I used to do abstract impressionism, but have been getting into realism lately, especially nature and outer space.” explains Jess. “As for my photography, I’m always capturing nature (trees, mountains, lakes, oceans, etc.) and have, in the last few years, been incorporating people into my nature photos in a creative way.” Combine this with things like Jess’s love of outer space and the Lord of the Rings, and you’ve got quite a potent artistic mixture.


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Flora Depicts Surreal Double Exposures in the World

All images by TJ Perrin. Used with permission.

“Seeing the screen technology shift in adolescence engrained in me a sense that things have the potential to change extremely fast.” says photographer TJ Perrin about his work for his project called Flora–which is one of the more trippy and surreal photo projects I’ve seen in a long time. “I think these images lend to that kind of expansion ideology, and that the world is capable of so much in a short period of time.”

TJ is originally from California but now calls Stockholm home. He started shooting in 2013 to document his travels, and since then he’s been working on his photographic techniques–which more or less focus on double exposures.

But TJ’s work isn’t the standard use of silhouettes; instead it artistically blends scenes together.

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