Shooting Challenge #33 Double Exposures -- The Winners Are…

By Martin Snelling on at

Our most recent Shooting Challenge was all about the secret art of the multiple exposure and was the perfect opportunity to try some experimental photography and make something magical.

I’ll get straight down to business and announce this week’s winners. Yes, there are two winners this week as both Jonas and Rogerio were the only people to submit images and so you are both winners in my book.

First up we have Jonas Demuro’s iPhone 5S multiple exposure that captures both trees and railway track.

Here’s how Jonas made his photograph:

“The two base images were captured with an iPhone 5S of two different views of the same section of railroad track. The images were merged on the iPhone with Instablender, and adjusted for contrast and saturation within that program as well. Fine global adjustments were made in 3.5.11."

I like the way that the trees almost look like they are growing past an abandoned section of railroad track.

Finally we have Shooting Challenge regular Rogerio Bromfman’s entry titled Urban Jungle

Here’s how Rogerio created his image:

“I had never tried double exposure before, but I honestly didn't expect it to be so difficult. Since I have to shoot the second exposure right after the first one, I had to get both right at the same time. And my camera doesn't do a good job of telling me if I'm in the right direction.
I first shot the toy car over a wooden shelf and in front of the white wall. I had to use the flash off­-camera to over­expose the wall slightly while under­exposing the car. This way when I went to shoot the view outside the window, the final image had the right exposure. In the end I got almost exactly the look that I wanted, which I called "urban jungle". I tried to keep the line of trees more or less aligned with the "road" underneath the car.
Settings for the first exposure were 1/250 f/22 with the flash at full power, and for the second 1/250 f/8. I had to do some adjustments in Lightroom, especially increasing vibrance and saturation as the original image was quite a bit washed out.”

Congratulations to you both and thank you for taking the time to make your photos and send them in.

Martin Snelling is a Hampshire-based photomatographer and wearer of fine hats. Hetweets hereFlickrs here, and does his website stuff here.