The Best Cameras for Multiple Exposures Without Photoshop

Multiple exposures aren’t as difficult as you’d think. I just believe technology has made us lazy as photographers; we try to do everything in Photoshop instead of within the camera. However, our cameras are very capable of doing all of these things themselves. So we’re running down a list of some of the best cameras to do multiple exposures with in-camera. You don’t need to spend more time in front of your computer; trust us.

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Martin Ruffin Double Exposes His Slide Film to Make Art

“Fundamentally, I want to make photos that represent my own experience of reality,” says UK based film photographer and record producer Martin Ruffin about his photographic style. He hopes to be shooting film for many years to come and experiments with a variety of stock for this. He’s also an advocate for shooting consistently, to understand better what one prefers to specialize in.

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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 In-Camera Double Exposures Are a Result of Write Issues



All images by Juan Alvarez Lara. Used with permission

The world of double exposures usually yields results that are completely intentional. But in Juan Alvarez Lara’s case, his camera accidentally created some interesting mashups. “About a year ago I was with my daughter at a museum here in Puerto Rico and I took photos of the day.” says Lara. “On the bus back home, while I was reviewing the pictures I accidentally format the SD card.” But when he got home and tried to recover the images, he found something very trippy had happened to them.

The processor had blended the images together. Digital images are written line by line–in the video world this is called interlacing (vs. progressive). And the images recovered contained parts of other images–effectively blending them into a different type of double exposure that isn’t possible through normal picture taking methods.

The results are really interesting, trippy, and have the look of canvases sewn together.

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