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Tips on Flower Doubles

Multiple exposures are a perfect way how to experiment, be creative and sometimes even make your time you spend with your camera more interesting and adventurous. And because it’s a season when you may find flowers everywhere, let’s have some double-flower-fun!

My favourite “doubling” always includes flowers. Flowers are sometimes unpredictable as a layer, but they add to the photos certain freshness, colours and coincidence.

Portraits and flowers are, in my opinion, one of the best and easiest ways how to take a great multiple exposure picture. Usually, I take the flower layer photo first and then portrait or self-portrait. So what do you need and how does it work?

All you need is a roll of film, a camera and some flowers (either in pots or somewhere in a garden or a park). For flower-doubles, I usually shoot with my old Beirette, which doesn’t have the MX button. So after shooting the flower-layer, I rewind and reload the roll and shoot on it again, even some months later.

By the way, flowers are also perfect for the film-swapping.

It’s so easy, so do not hesitate to try it!

Have some flower-fun!

For loading films to do double exposure, you may also find this tipster very helpful:

How to Load Your Film to Do Double Exposure

written by erikagrendel


  1. 134340


    will try shooting with flowers more! nice photos btw :)

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  2. marcustegtmeier


    I really love that last picture with the night scene.

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  3. poppyprongs


    you sure love flowers eh? :D nice tipster!

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  4. adash


    Amazing doubles! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. rfrita


    Love the photos .... i'll have to buy a second camera to be "on standby" until I do the second exposure, though...

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  6. erikagrendel


    @adash, @rfrita thank you for the comments and likes

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  8. gatokinetik-o


    :D i love the resultings! i'm not so fanatic of flowers, but definitively i'll try it!

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  9. missnothing


    I love flower doubles!

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