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How to take Better Double Exposure Photos in Camera

How to take Double Exposure Photos

There are many different photography methodologies through which beautiful photos can be captured. One such method is Photos with different exposures. This is a technique through which two photographs of different exposures can be combined together into a single image.

With this technique, you can shape any image into the required format. For example, you can shape up nature photography into a person’s background or silhouette, merge multiple images into a single one, dreaming effect in a photo, etc. 

Undoubtedly it is one of the best techniques to start your photography dreams with. Understanding its importance, almost all digital cameras are provided with multiple exposure modes nowadays. With this, you can make multiple exposure photographs without making any edits.

How to take double exposure pictures in your camera

In this article, we are going to see how to take double exposure pictures on your camera. Here are some of the tips to keep in mind while taking double exposure photos:

Selection of the Right Device

This is the first and foremost requirement. Not all DSLRs and Cameras support multiple exposure modes. So, the first thing to do is to select the right camera with multiple exposure modes. Some of the best examples are Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 70D, Nikon D800, Fuji X100s, etc. Based on the requirement, additional devices like tripods, flash, cables, or backgrounds can also be used.

Complete Knowledge about the Device

The selection of the right device isn’t alone required for taking good photos. For that, you have to completely understand the multiple exposure modes of your camera. Because some cameras will allow you to take continuous two-frame shots and some will allow you to take the second photo with the previously taken ones that can also be used simultaneously. A hence better understanding of the device is very essential.

Understanding the working

Before going to shoot, you should have complete knowledge about double exposure. In this, one picture will act as a base over which another picture will be imposed. It is very important to have both pictures clearly since elements in both photos will blend together to give the final output. 


Start the photoshoot with a clear concept of how your output should be. The beginners can start with random snaps and merging which will look good at the start. Once you get hang of the technique, you should start the shoot with a perfect concept that can make your photos more detailed and attractive. 

Lighting is an important factor

There are a lot of things that can be experimented with in this mode. The one thing you should always keep in mind is that if both the photos are dark, they will blend more easily than a dark and light picture combination. Hence silhouette is the most famous and favorite concept for double exposure photos. 

Base Selection of Double Exposure Photo

Finally, the main point to remember is that the base of the double exposure photo should be selected properly. This is because, depending on the base photo, the look of the entire picture will be determined. Hence, the base picture should be selected with utmost care.

Keep in mind the above-mentioned tips while taking the photos and you can definitely make very nice and beautiful double exposure pics.

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