Tips on Flower Doubles

2012-07-26 10

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.

Photos by erikagrendel

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.

Photos by erikagrendel and emkei

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 on 2012-07-26 #gear #tutorials #film #flowers #portrait #tips #flower #exposure #colour #photography #tipster #multiple #doubles #lomography #x-pro #erikagrendel


  1. 134340
    134340 ·

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

  2. marcustegtmeier
    marcustegtmeier ·

    I really love that last picture with the night scene.

  3. poppyprongs
    poppyprongs ·

    you sure love flowers eh? :D nice tipster!

  4. adash
    adash ·

    Amazing doubles! Thanks for sharing!

  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...

  6. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

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

  7. erikagrendel
  8. gatokinetik-o
    gatokinetik-o ·

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

  9. missnothing
    missnothing ·

    I love flower doubles!

  10. x-noticemenot-x
    x-noticemenot-x ·

    I love the idea of flower doubles as much as I love flowers!

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