Double exposures originated in film photography where film was literally exposed twice, creating images that are artistic by overlapping two different images. In the world of digital photography, we can mimic this technique either using tools within our DSLR systems, or within Photoshop. Today I’m going to show you how I achieved the following image using my in-camera options and editing the outcome in Lightroom and Photoshop.
I love double exposures because you can get some really interesting and beautiful images. They can be a bit unpredictable, but if you practice and experiment, you can start to get a gauge for how they work best for your style. I use them to create interesting silhouette portraits and as a tool to add some extra magic with bokeh applied over various types of images. I hope the edit and pull back are helpful for you and inspire you to try it out for yourself!