Petzval_preorder_header_kit

Now Available for Pre-Order - First Come, First Served

Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

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

9 comments

  1. 134340

    134340

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

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  2. marcustegtmeier

    marcustegtmeier

    I really love that last picture with the night scene.

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  3. poppyprongs

    poppyprongs

    you sure love flowers eh? :D nice tipster!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  4. adash

    adash

    Amazing doubles! Thanks for sharing!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  5. rfrita

    rfrita

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

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  6. erikagrendel

    erikagrendel

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

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  7. erikagrendel

    erikagrendel

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  8. gatokinetik-o

    gatokinetik-o

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

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  9. missnothing

    missnothing

    I love flower doubles!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Deutsch, Italiano, Československy, Spanish, 中文(简体版), 日本語, 中文(繁體版), Nederlands & Português.