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Today, we’re featuring a beautiful set of film photography double exposures!
These are just a few highlights from our double exposure month over at Shoot It With Film Insiders. We spent the month of April learning new techniques for taking better doubles and learning how to get more consistent results. The group was just overflowing with support and incredible film inspiration!
Check out all of the amazing images below, and read a bit from our members about what they learned during our double exposure module.
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From Sara: The month on doubles actually made me stop and pause to think through the process, as well as pushed me to do more of them! The practice and encouragement of other members really helped me to actually shoot and then do it again and again.
I found inspiration from others and in return found a new love and place for doubles in my work.
From Celina: I love shooting double exposures but often forget to take some. This month really made me focus on them and try out different techniques, also trying to shoot on all kinds of cameras. It’s been such a great exercise, and feel like I’ll be shooting doubles on a regular basis now.
From Ron: This module taught me some techniques for double exposures such as using the silhouette. Realizing what subject will leave room on the emulsion for the next subject to fill was an Aha! moment. I appreciate the Facebook group’s support and inspiration.
From Brittany: During double exposure month I learned how to do a “ghost” image double. I had done it accidentally before, but now I understand how I did it and how to intentionally use this technique.
From Sharai: One thing I learned from the double exposure module is that it is important to trust my vision. To not worry that other people might not get or understand what it is I am doing in my photography. And to be really proud that all my editing is done in-camera. Thank you for creating this forum! I appreciate it so much.
This image is a triple exposure of a shot and rewound and reshot roll of Lomochrome Purple. I have been exploring the subjects of movement, situational settings, belonging & being Indigenous.
From Emmanuel: One thing I learned is that double exposures are easier than I thought previously! On my Yashica TLR, it’s quite simple and did not expect the results I got (though I haven’t tried the tricky/advanced SLR technique Amy shared 😅). And also learned the SIWF and the film community (most at least) are very welcoming, friendly and collaborative!
From Jess: I learned that you don’t have to use two PHOTOS to do doubles. This was taken using pattern videos on YouTube that I photographed on my computer screen before rewinding and shooting the roll all the way through again. Homemade film, I say!
From Flavia: Being prompted to expose the film multiple times has encouraged me to go full in on experimentation, and to take advantage of film for all the quirks and wonderful things digital cameras won’t do as an artistic tool – even if it’s simply embracing the unpredictable behavior of my camera when I advance the film.
This month, I’ve exposed the film more than once, sure, but I’ve also branched out in ways I could not have planned when the month started, developing my film in coffee, exposing the film multiple times with a flash, souping Portra, etc. This group is an inspiration!