When I first stumbled into photography, I was mesmerized by the instant gratification it offered my creativity. But what got me hooked was the varied vocabulary it offered to tell a story, and capture emotions and beauty. So anytime I discover a new ‘language’ to tell a story through images, I am excited. Creating multiple exposures in camera is one such technique that I have fallen in love with.
Read on if you are curious to know what this technique is. If not, feel free to skip, and enjoy the images I created.
Multiple exposure is a photography technique created by combining two or more exposures into one image. Sounds quite simple, and yes, you can have a lot of fun experimenting and get lucky with a couple of images. But to intentionally create a multiple exposure image, you require some planning. You need to have an idea about what your final image should look like. In a nutshell, the first exposure is created with the main subject in focus. The second exposure is whatever you want to superimpose on the subject to create the second layer of your story. When the two exposures are combined you can get some really interesting, creative images. The second exposure overlays only on the underexposed parts of the first image. That’s the challenging part. But the possibilities are endless!