Dark Background for Double Exposures


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

See the difference?

written by aprilrich427 on 2011-08-14 #gear #tutorials #camera #tipster #double-exposure-tips-dark-black-background-light-reflection #top-tipster-techniques


  1. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    I'm going to try this. I hate washed out doubles. Thanks for the tip!

  2. chipmunk
    chipmunk ·

    Great tip, thanks!

  3. himynameiskat
    himynameiskat ·

    Excellent, thank you!

  4. pavlov
    pavlov ·

    Great tip, but I like the flower-pic the most. :)

  5. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    Finally, the answer!! hehehe...Brilliant..i'm gonna try this...=)

  6. foodeanz
    foodeanz ·

    Thanks nway...=)

  7. yein
    yein ·


  8. japanesecorn
    japanesecorn ·

    this is very useful thanks. :D

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