Double exposure

I am rather excited to discover , almost a year after having it , that my Canon 5D Mark 111 can take double exposures !

This was something I thought was unique to film photography not something I could attempt digitally. I rather like the idea of creating a multi-exposure frame in the camera rather than resorting to merging two separate images in PS so this is a perfect technique for me to try.

I won’t put the memories that I am attempting to re-create into context yet .  I do wonder how someone , without knowing the significance of the red lipstick , would read the second image , my personal interpretation of a story told to me by my mum.

These are a couple of my first attempts .

Double exposure mum & dad

Double exposure lips

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6 thoughts on “Double exposure

  1. schirgwin

    What a marvellous thing to find out Judy! How much serendipity is involved in the alignment of the two images? Is there some sort of semi-preview available or do you have to wait til after you’ve potentially ruined the 1st image to see whether you have increased meaning or reduced it?

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    1. Judy Bach Post author

      It’s quite simple to do and if you use live view it gives a preview of the outcome. I didn’t use live view for these two as I was just experimenting so had no idea what the outcome of the combined image would be. I’m not sure which method is best as I rather enjoyed the unpredictability of the result but if I have something specific in mind the live view at least will enable me to see the composition immediately.

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