5 neat tricks for doing cool double exposure portraits

Portrait photography is a very common form of photography. To stand out from other portrait photographers, try your hand at double exposure portraits. Here are 5 neat tricks for doing cool double exposure portraits.
To add an artistic flair to your photos, try out double exposure photography. It will look great in your portfolio and can be used in photography contests. Keep the tricks below in mind when trying double exposure portrait photography.
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1. Double exposure mode
Some cameras have a double exposure mode, which is great for beginners. Use your camera's double exposure mode if you're just starting to experiment with double exposure. If not, take plenty of shots at varying exposures to combine later.
2. F-stop
The f-stop should be at least one click below normal for both shots. Counting on the type of light coming in for the day, you can probably play around with this. Take some test shots first to make sure the f-stop is correct for your over and underexposed photos. .
3. Two shots
The first shot you will want to take of your subject. The second shot will be of the surroundings. You will combine both later. For the second shot, take plenty of pictures with textures to add depth and dimension to the final photograph.
4. Over/underexposure
You want to take shots that are both over and underexposed to overlap at least two in the end. You don't want one overshadowing the other too much. Take plenty of both to compare the shots in the end. With practice you will get the hang of what the exposure should look like.
One option is to make the subject darker, and the background lighter. These will make a nice double exposed photograph when combined.
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5. Software
You can use software to combine and manipulate your shots. Try out a black and white images to focus in on the details of your shots. Take out the background to really focus in on the subject and double exposed part of the model.

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