There is something so magical about double exposures isn’t there! They take an everyday photo and make it other worldly.
If you’re not sure what a double exposure is, prepare to fall in love! They are simply layering one photo on top of another. What happens is often something truly magical!
You can make images just like the ones you see here and I’m going to show you how.
These days they are becoming so much more easy to experiment with, through apps on our phones, yet there are some special tricks and tools that can take our double exposures to a whole new level of creativity! In this class, we’re going to dig into how the types of photos we use, noticing their contrast and light as well as letting go of our expectations of the outcome can all take our double exposures to a new magical perspective.
As the Be Your Own Beloved classes are also about seeing yourself with kindness through our camera, using our self-portraits in our double exposures can be such a powerful experience, perhaps taking an outtake or a photo we didn’t love and merging it with another photo to create something that tells a powerful visual story and it just might make you glad you didn’t delete that photo after all!
In this 5 day class you receive:
- After you sign up you’ll receive a Gathering List which will help you collect images from your archives as well as take new ones to make use of during this class!
- On the 1st Day of Class you receive a PDF with a collection of tools to experiment with during the week including iPhone and Android Apps as well as Desktop options.
- 5 days of Gathering and Experimentation. Each day we’ll collect and experiment with specific types of images that really help your Double Exposures rock and I’ll spill all the secrets of the reasons why these kinds of images work so well.
- Access to the Double Exposure Classroom that contains video tutorials for you to explore during class. There are introductory tutorials for you to explore at the beginning of class to learn about the tools as well as a second series of tutorials to explore at the end of class to dig in deeper after you’ve had fun getting playful with your double exposures throughout the week!
- Video Tutorials Include:
- A Tutorial on How to Use the Diana App
- A Second iPhone tutorial exploring other App Options
- Creating Double Exposures with PicMonkey
- Exploring Double Exposures in Photoshop & Pixlr Editor
- What are Blend Modes and what role do they play in our Double Exposures?
- A Live Q & A call on August 12th (and a recording of the call if you aren’t able to join live).
- iPhone Apps for taking double exposures. I’ll give you an in-depth look into how to make amazing double exposures with the Diana App and will share resources for both iPhone and Android Apps.
- Creating Double Exposures on your Computer. I’ll provide you with a tutorial for using both the free site PicMonkey as well as Photoshop (don’t worry, you don’t need to own photoshop at all).
- What makes an extra awesome double exposure? We’ll explore how contrast, texture and light and shadow are pivotal elements to really getting your double exposure to stand out from the rest.
- Letting go of perfectionism in the process of taking our double exposures and why they end up being more magical when we do!
- Telling our stories through double exposure self-portraits
- What is Opacity and Blend Modes and why are they an important element to play with in your double exposures
What do you need for class:
- Access to the video resources during class.
- Either a phone or camera to capture images for double exposures
- A collection of photos to use to experiment with during the class itself. They can truly be simple images, outtakes even, and I have a feeling that you already have all of these photos on your computer or phone image library!
August 8 – 12th, 2016
Registration is now closed.
Do you have any questions? Here are some frequently asked ones but if you have a question that is not listed here, please feel free to click the contact form and ask!
What if I don’t take self-portraits? Can I use photos of me that other people took?
Yes, absolutely! One of our activities will be taking self-portraits to use in our double exposures but you can most definitely use an image someone else took of you or even a photo of someone else. There is most definitely flexibility in this though it just might be fun to try the selfie activity without the pressure to use it in your double exposure!
One magical thing about double exposures is that as we layer our images, we don’t see ourselves in the same we would an image on its own so it really is a great way to ease into sharing your self-portrait if that is normally outside your comfort zone!
How long are the videos available for? Is it only during the 5 days of class?
The videos are available beyond the end of class and your login will work throughout the rest of 2016 so you have plenty of time to check them out. I do encourage you to look at the video resources during class and watch what feels right for you at the time, but you definitely might want to save a few of the more in depth videos for a few weeks beyond class once you’ve played with the apps a bit first. So no pressure to do it ALL within the 5 days!
What if I don’t have a phone?
There have been a wonderful variety of iPhone Apps that have been created to make creating double exposures easy. One of the tutorial videos is indeed about using a phone (I’ll be suggesting Android apps as well though the demo will be on an iPhone). While this tutorial will be about that gear, I have a feeling you’ll get a lot of great ideas for your double exposures none the less!
Are the video demos subtitled?
Yes, for deaf participants or those who could use the extra support of subtitles, you’ll find them on each video under the Closed Caption button located on the bottom menu bar. Unfortunately, iPhones don’t seem to show the subtitle within the videos (on Vimeo) even though they are there, so in order to watch with subtitles, you’ll need to watch it on a computer.
It says the prices are in CAD. What would that be in my currency?
Indeed, I’m Canadian, so the prices in Canadian currency but when you put the class into your cart, PayPal will let you know what it will be in your currency before purchasing the class. You can check here to get a sense of what it would be though it may be a slightly different rate via paypal.
If you have any further questions about this don’t hesitate to click the contact form and connect with me!
I can’t do those dates. Will you be offering it again?
This is the only time I’ll be offering the class this year both as a live class or self-paced. That said, I’ll be sending you the activities and you’re most welcome to do them at your own pace the week later or whenever it works for you!