Are your double exposures looking rather pale? Here’s a quick and easy tip – just use a dark backdrop to change that!
The colour black reflects no light at all. Whereas the colour white reflects a lot of light. When doing double exposed shots you want the least amount of light to be reflected in your background.
For my double exposures I always use my navy blue bed sheet as a backdrop/background for at least ONE of my shots if not both. For example in these pictures I took pictures of my dog just on my wood floor, but for the second exposure I put the playing cards on my navy blue sheet.
But here are some examples of double exposures with a both shots on a white background
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She took her first photo a while back not knowing that it will change her life forever. Her photographs are mysterious and beautiful, someone would even say with a touch of darkness, but she also enjoys playing with light.
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I recently found a roll of XR Redscale 50-200 film lying around in my drawer and decided to reignite my passion for embracing the weird and unexpected results that film can bring. I shot random doubles around the streets of Soho and was rather delighted with the results.
Felix Kwan is a Hong Kong-based advertising creative who loves the unpredictable aspect of analogue photography. He recently used the Petzval 85 Lens with his Nikon FE to photograph doppelgangers and create bokeh backgrounds. Here's a preview.
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Manchester based Elegia is a self taught photographer who uses analogue processes and mixed media to create tactile and painterly style images. We sent her a Lomo'instant Wide and she created some stunning double exposures and collage experiments.