In photography, creating a double or multiple exposure photo involves combining two different images to make one single image. This technique has been used in film photography by exposing a piece of film twice to two different images. The second image becomes superimposed onto the first image, creating various effects that may mirror one another or seem ghostly.
Throughout the years, photo editing software such as Photoshop has made the technique of creating multiple exposures even more common and accessible. For all of you phoneographers out there, life gets even easier now that you can create double exposures right on your cell phone with the simple installation of some easy-to-use photo apps.
It all rests upon your visualisation as to how far you can pre visualise before you step out to click. Whether you get the shot you could pre visualise or not is uncertain but something that can be ascertained well in advance is that, there is no right or wrongs in this genre of photography.
There are many Operating systems that power our snapdragon running devices these days, but here is a list of the best double exposure apps on the two widely used platforms: Android OS and iOS. Let's have a look at the Android apps first. All the applications in this listicle are free to use and hence they have an added advantage to your pockets.
This app is very nicely executed and all the options are fairly understandable. However, easy to use, the multiple features are also powerful in their outputs. The user not only has the option to edit but also save the image in the preferred format.
Diana Photo- Double Exposure
Primarily, avaialble for multiple exposure options, this app does full justice to the purpose it is there for!
An easy to use app, with all the options just a click away. Compared to the others, it does provide a couple of drawbacks and limitations but on an average, it is packed with all the necessary features required for a double exposure image.
Now it's time to have a look at the best iOS applications out there to boost your phone photography skills.
This app allows you to blend videos, photos, or a combination of both. The drop downs are quite easy to use and the effects are quite surreal and easy to apply.
This app adds a really intriguing effect to your photo. To capture eccentric double exposure portraits, there is no better way than using this.
by David Marcu
Although all these applications do come to rescue when you are trying your hand at your artistic finesse, but one must never restrict oneself to the limitations of these apps. Photography is better experimented than followed! Therefore it's better to carve your own niche than blindly run in the rat race. Use natural mediums to create your own double exposures. Two decades back, photo films were exposed twice to get the kind of effects which a photoshop software does by just a click. Trying your hands at a film might not be easy but experiments with natural mediums to avoid post processing does sound interesting.
So, don't wait. Go ahead and give it a 'shot'!
Cover Photo by Alice Donovan
All images for the Android Apps are taken from Google Play Store
All the images for the Apple Apps are taken from APP Store