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I am mostly a film photographer. But with the introduction of the iphone, I have been seduced by "iphoneography" One of my favorite techniques in analogue photography is double exposures. For those of you who don't know what a double exposure is, its exactly what it sounds like. Exposing the film twice, essentially creating two pictures on top of each other. On film this takes some planning so as to not "over expose" the film and you must have a strategy to get the composition you'd like. But with digital we can blend the two pictures after the fact. Adjusting exposure and composition with editing software or an app.

 
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Step 1: Downloading an app

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I am going to walk you through taking a double exposure on your iphone. There is an app for the Android called Vignette that allows you to do a double exposures. But I dont have experience with it so today we will be using the Image Blender app for the Iphone.

Step 2: Choose photos

First, choose two pictures. As with most double exposures, its a good strategy to have one picture be of a particular subject (friend, pet, car etc.) and the other picture be a texture (I like using flowers and plants). But you can pick any 2 pictures you'd like.

Step 3: Subject photo

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Once you have decided on your pictures, open the Image Blender app on the Iphone.

Tap the box in the bottom left corner. It will prompt you to take a photo or to look for a picture in your library to use for your subject.

Step 4: Texture photo

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Next, tap the box in the lower right corner and choose the photo with your texture. You can adjust the size and placement of this second image with the toolbar.

Step 5: Adjust levels

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You can choose from different blend modes and adjust the level of saturation with bar on the bottom.

Step 6: Finished

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Once you are finished adjusting saturation, send the picture over to Tumblr, Instagram or your favorite photo editing app to finish your perfect effect.

kpcreates3 months ago

you're the coolest! all this time I thought you were using one of the DSLR cameras that allows you to create double exposures in the menu setting. This is so great!!

Pretty! I'll have to figure out how to do this on my android!

Jan_Henrik6 months ago

very cool!