Multiple Exposure

Originally multiple exposure photography could be completed within film or analogue photography and this was a simplistic process whereby you would take an exposure or photograph without winding on the film.

The principle of multiple exposure photography digitally, multiple exposures is the combination of two seperate photographs to create a single image – today this process can be achieved easily in photo editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop.

Below are some examples of common or stereotypical multiple exposure images relating to photography:


JOBSON, C. (2016) Multiple Exposures. [Online Image] Available from: [Last Accessed: March 2017].


JOBSON, C. (2016) Multiple Exposures. [Online Image] Available from: [Last Accessed: March 2017].

This method of photography can also be achieved in camera, some digital cameras offer double exposure or multiple exposures in the camera settings; it is possible to achieve this in camera on the Canon 6D. However, for me I prefer to have more control over the double exposure and the immediate result so my preference is to work with the imagery post-production.

Multiple exposure photography furthermore is interesting as it offers the ability to create ideas and places which do not actually exist in reality. I would thoroughly enjoy exploring within this area of photography; however I would be more inclined to move away from the cliche results which you find on a simple Google search and create photographs which express an idea or support an opinion, which to me is more meaningful than just creating an image as a result of the method or process undertaken to achieve a result.


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