Today, we are featuring portraiture that pushes the creative boundaries of film. Photographer Christy Flaherty uses double exposures, light leaks, and experimental lighting to bring out a mysterious and beautiful quality in her work.
Ever since starting up with film photography, I’ve explored the experimental aspects of the hobby: film soup, double exposures, home-made cameras, intentional light leaks… It was this desire to experiment that led me to using prisms in photography.
As soon as I became enamored with long exposure film photography, I knew star trails were something I wanted to try. Why not marry my nerdy fascination with photography and my nerdy fascination with space?
Today, we’re featuring incredible double exposures on medium format film from photographer Zac Patsalides. Zac has captured film photography double exposures of some of the most famous landmarks around the world, including the Taj Mahal and the Sydney Opera House.
Today, we’re featuring a beautiful double exposure series from film photographer Brooke Fitzwater. Here are a few words from Brooke about the series and combining her loves of photography and marine biology…
I have two main passions in my life: marine biology and photography. Both have always fascinated me, and, for years, I have strived to combine my two loves into one form.
Light determines everything. If I want a bright and colorful, happy image, then I need bright and colorful, happy light. This means bright blue skies, midday sun, and strong window light (if I’m shooting indoors). If it’s overcast, rainy, or otherwise gloomy…
I love light leaks so much that they’ve become a regular part of my work, both for personal work and for paid clients. Similar to grain, light leaks add depth, dimension, and layers to the film. The emotion of an image is ramped up every time light leaks are added. If you want to add light leaks to your film work but have no idea where to start, I’m here to help!