All About Multiple Exposures

Get extra creative and unveil a world of delightful surprises and jaw-dropping results on film when you shoot double or multiple exposures on one frame!

Embark on a journey of endless creativity by immersing yourself in the captivating world of double and multiple exposures! A double exposure involves capturing two images within a single frame and a multiple exposure is as many images as you like! Whether meticulously planned or spontaneously captured, these images are enchanting and surreal, transforming your frames into a mesmerizing visual. As the saying goes, every picture tells a story. With multiple exposures, you can tell a whole saga!

Multiple exposures are a signature Lomography technique and Lomography cameras give you the option to shoot multiple exposures on each frame at just the push of a button or the flick of a switch! With tons of creative features, you can add all sorts of special effects to your multiple and double exposures using Colored Gel flash filters, long-exposure Bulb mode and much more. Grab a Lomography camera now and start experimenting!

LomoApparat

The totally EXPERIMENTAL, super EASY-TO-USE and incredibly WIDE 35 mm film camera, the LomoApparat invites experimentation with lens attachments, colored flash filter slider plus bulb and MX shooting modes. The included Splitzer invites even more experimentation with wild multiple exposures!

La Sardina

A wide-angle 35 mm film camera, get experimental with the rewind dials to mix and match your frames with ease! Shoot all day and into the night with the ‘bulb’ mode for long exposures and add the flash for after-dark adventures.

Diana F+

Relive the swingin’ sixties and shoot dreamy, lo-fi square images on 120 film with the Diana F+. Splash your shots with color using the colored gel filters and get experimental with pinhole photos, multiple and long exposures.

Lomo’Instant Automat

The Lomo’Instant Automat automatically adjusts its settings to your surroundings for perfectly exposed snaps. It shoots on Instax mini film and boasts zone-focusing, exposure compensation control, a lens cap that doubles as a shutter release and, of course, an easy MX switch!

When you switch to multiple exposure mode, every time you take a shot the same frame gets repeatedly exposed to the light. This means that each subject you shoot will be layered upon the previous subjects. This can create awesome effects, but because you’re exposing the same frame repeatedly, getting the exposure right can be tricky. Don’t give up – head to the Lomo School for in-depth answers to your FAQs and learn the ins and outs of multiple exposures!

  • What are the best techniques for taking multiple exposure photos?

    What are the best techniques for taking multiple exposure photos?

    Multiple exposures are one of the best ways to push your creativity with film photography. Here are a few techniques to help you take your photos to the next level.

  • What is a multiple exposure?

    What is a multiple exposure?

    Multiple exposures (or MX) are photographs in which two or more images are superimposed in a single frame, and they’re super easy to create using your analogue camera. Set an image of a train against a field of flowers, or prop your friend’s face against an image of a city skyline to create enchanting and surreal images.

  • What is the best type of 35 mm film for double exposures?

    Multiple exposures can be made with any type of film, but we recommend using black and white or color negative rather than E-6 slide film because it has a wider exposure latitude, meaning it can handle over or under exposure very well.

  • How can I shoot multiple exposures with my LomoGraflok 4×5 Instant Back?

    Taking multiple exposures with the LomoGraflok 4×5 Instant Back is quite an easy process. Just follow these simple steps to master the technique:

  • What are the best film cameras for creating multiple exposures?

    Most Lomography cameras have a Multiple Exposure button or switch, easily recognisable by the MX icon.

  • Can I do multiple exposures with my Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera?

    There is no multiple exposure button on our Simple Use Reloadable Film Cameras. After taking a photo the shutter button will be locked until you advance the film wheel for the next exposure. However it is always possible to find ways of making multiple exposures.

  • What is a film swap?

    What is a film swap?

    A film swap is when two people shoot the same roll of film to create combined images (or double exposures.) The first person shoots the film, then rewinds it and gives it to the second person, who will shoot the same roll of film again, creating images over the top of the first layer.

  • How to do multiple exposures with an instant camera?

    Lomography Instant cameras have a multiple exposure button or switch (labelled MX). This allows you to expose one frame as many times as you like, easily creating incredible layered effects.

  • Which Lomography cameras can be used for multiple exposures?

    Most Lomography cameras have the ability to make multiple exposures. At Lomography we know how integral experimentation is, especially when it comes to creating awesome multiple exposures, and we’ve got you covered with our wide range of MX enabled cameras.

  • How many exposures can I make on one frame?

    How many exposures can I make on one frame?

    There is no limit to the amount of exposures you can do in one frame. (As long as you have a camera that enables multiple exposures of course)

It might take a few rolls until you’ve mastered the art of multiple exposure photography but that’s part of the fun – keep practicing and you’ll get there! If you need more information on how to achieve this exciting look for your images, check out our how-to videos to reach your true MX potential!