Multiple exposure: what and why

Before talking about and how to shoot in such a way that you get a multiple exposure, you need to interpret the term itself. It means multiple or multiple exposure. To put it more scientifically, we expose the same photo multiple times.

In practice, for this you need to take several pictures of something or someone. It will not necessarily be frame-by-frame shooting, that is, at an equal time interval, although it is possible that the photos will be slightly different and, for example, movement can be impressively conveyed.

The images selected for further alignment can be completely different: taken at different times, in different places, even shooting living and inanimate objects. The main thing is that it be thoughtful.

For all photos included later in one, you need to edit not only the size, but also the color scheme, the degree of blur – to decide on the main figure and background, etc.

It’s funny that in film photography, double exposure at first arose due to a mistake by the photographer when several scenes were captured on one part of the film.

The uniqueness and bright artistic component did not leave anyone indifferent. Now multi-shooting is also present in digital cameras, which are able to demonstrate the finished result of overlaying the photos taken directly on the screen.

Most often, this is no more than 10 combined frames, maybe less – only 2-5.

Undoubtedly, it’s easier to make multiple exposures on the camera, because you don’t need to copy everything to a computer, you don’t need to open Photoshop and transfer photos there one at a time. There are fewer opportunities, since the camera will perform almost all actions at its own discretion – both colors and layer transparency including.