Double our dreams” (1) these work really

Double exposure, or multiple exposure is a photographic
technique that merges two different images to create one single image. This
method has been around since the late 1800’s. In film photography, double
exposure is created when a single film or frame is exposed twice, or more, layering
one image over the other and producing an outcome combining the images shot. In
the 1860’s photographers would create double exposures where the subject would
appear twice in the photograph, using a maximum long exposure of 20-40 minutes,
and rotating lens caps or special plates to break up the exposure whilst the
subjects moved around from one position to another.

The techniques used to create double exposures have
progressed and become easier over time, and can now be created using both analogue
and digital methods.  Holga Cameras are a
very popular choice in analogue double exposures, due to their low cost
construction and simple lens it’s a very flexible camera that allows you to
release the shutter twice over the same piece of film, creating a double
exposure. The natural vignette, soft focus and light leaks created by the Holga
gives a ghostly and surreal atmosphere which blends double exposures together
in a really beautiful way.  Myles
Katherine is an artist who still favours the use of Holga cameras for double
exposures, her ideas are mostly related to subjects surrounding death, ghosts,
memories and dreams. “I typically want to create a presence within the
photograph that is haunting but beautiful. i focus on textures and subject
placement, trying to build a reality that might exist only in our dreams” (1) these
work really well for the Holga atheistic.

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Many DSLR cameras now have a multiple exposure mode, making
it as simple as shooting your first layer, then shooting your second layer, and
you’ve got your double exposure. However the use of Photoshop has become a
popular tool to create digital double exposures, with its effortless methods
you can take two different images and superimpose them within Photoshop, with
this you have more control over which images you use and how the final double
exposure will look. Photoshop also contains loads of filters and effects such
as light leans, and grain, where you can justify the image to closely relate
the look of analogue double exposures.