How to Make Multiple Exposure Shots in Camera

Creating double or even multiple exposure shots isn't anything new. Traditionally it was used in film photography and even recently in Photoshop, but you can do it all in camera too.

The idea behind multiple exposures is to shoot a frame and combine it with another shot. It can be done in Photoshop but it doesn't sound hard to do in camera. If you're not Photoshop savvy or if you prefer to do it in camera but you have never done it before and interested in how to set it all up, Eric Floberg explains how he achieves his double and multiple exposure photos while sharing some helpful tips for newcomers.

A lot of pro cameras in today's market comes with the feature allowing you to create multiple exposures in the camera. Floberg goes through the menu of his Canon 5D Mark IV to show he sets up to shoot these frames. I'm not sure about other cameras but one feature he loves is not needing to shoot the different exposures at the same time, and instead one can use any exposure that is already on the memory card. 

You can follow along with Floberg to set up your camera and begin experimenting with different exposures to create your own multiple exposure photos. What method do you prefer in creating multiple exposures? Share your work in the comments below.

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4 Comments

I use in camera. My Nikon D7500 works pretty good. Not to experienced with Photoshop.

Tom Jacobs's picture

Hey Eric. Love your multiple exposure artwork! Have you used the various blend modes on the Canon - such as darken or bright modes with multiple exposures? I encourage you to look at the work of Valda Bailey from the UK. The technique may or may not be appropriate for wedding photography but she does create incredible art. She does it mostly in camera and Lightroom. Check it out - http://valdabailey.com/ Let me know what you think - tj@tomjacobsphotography.com

It is very good technique to impress a client during photoshoot.

pelle piano's picture

My camera can not do this, so I did it manually, by using for instance at night 10 seconds exposure time , use 4 seconds for first exposure, then holding my hand over lens ( hand shutter ), recompose , take away the hand and let 4 new seconds expose. Hard, but fun to do it right away, no fixing afterward. So you have to choose the different scenes to shoot before you start. As you are the shutter you can do quadruple exposures too =).
Im a photoshop guy, but it feels real good and different when doing everything in camera.