Being a photographer means getting to really explore my creative side some days. I love just being able to play with my camera, especially these days with digital and the only cost is the click of a button (while this is true in theory, really just the equipment cost alone can be staggering, but who’s counting?) So when I first saw an example of a double exposure, I was blown away. I mean taking two images and merging them together, my mind exploded.
I then started scouring the interwebs for all tutorials on how to make these glorious images and come to find out, there are lots of them out there. So I started with my first project. Some cameras (including mine) allow you to take two exposures (or more) in the camera, but there is also a photoshop technique for combing two images and this is where I started.
So, I started with these two images. My son and all his screaming glory and a landscape shot I took of the expansive oak trees we have here in Florida. After some Photoshop magic, this is what developed:
To be honest, it is one of my favorite images to date and hangs as a 20×24 print in my home. It also sent me out into the world determined to make more of these awesome images.
So get your creative juices flowing at go out into the world to create your own art in your own way!