Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

According to Wikipedia – a multiple exposure photograph is:

“…the superimposition of two or more individual exposures to create a single photograph. The exposure values may or may not be identical to each other.”

In the old days, we did this in camera – and using some of the newer digital compact cameras (and even a few of the pro bodies) the multiple exposure feature is built in – meaning you can shoot more than one subject on a frame.

But another way to accomplish this is to shoot multiple frames (in the case above three) and then blend them together in post.

For this image, I created a canvas in Photoshop CS5 that was three times wider than it was high. Then I copied each photo onto a layer inside Photoshop and blended the layers together. Then I cropped out the excess areas and the result is a nice action shot showing this grizzly bear as he fishes near Geographic Harbor, Alaska.

Try this if you’re after something a little different. Shoot an action sequence of two or more shots and then try blending them together for one simple photo. It can be fun and the results can sometimes be much more interesting than any one image could be.


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