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Take a double exposure portrait revealing your alter ego superhero!
This is a fun, arty take on a portrait which lets you get creative with costumes and accessories. The trick is to position yourself perfectly in the frame for each shot so the multiple exposure will stitch you and your superhero alter ego together.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to take a double exposure photograph. Alter Ego Selfie - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin by setting up the Lomo'Instant. Switch the camera on to the C setting for Creative Mode with the flash off.

  • How to take a double exposure photograph. Alter Ego Selfie - Step 2
    Step 2

    As we'll be taking a close up portrait, slide the Focusing Zone Setting to 0.4m – 0.9m.

  • How to take a double exposure photograph. Alter Ego Selfie - Step 3
    Step 3

    Slide the MX Switch Button to MX mode so you can take multiple exposures.

  • How to take a double exposure photograph. Alter Ego Selfie - Step 4
    Step 4

    Finally, because we're shooting against a dark background, set the Exposure Compensation Dial to +2 to help brighten up the shot.

  • How to take a double exposure photograph. Alter Ego Selfie - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pop the camera on a tripod and prepare your background. We want a nice dark background that won't interfere with our shot too much, so if you don't have a dark wall, throw up a piece of black fabric or clothing in the background.

    Pick out some accessories or a costume for your alter ego to wear in the second shot and have them nearby so you can grab them without moving out of position between shots.

  • How to take a double exposure photograph. Alter Ego Selfie - Step 6
    Step 6

    The first shot, will be a normal portrait but we want to keep the details of the shot to the left hand side. Use the mirror on the front of the camera to position yourself nicely to the left of the frame. Strike your pose and press the Shutter Release Button to take your first shot.

  • How to take a double exposure photograph. Alter Ego Selfie - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now, without moving from position, get dressed in the accessories of your alter ego and use the mirror on the front of the camera to position yourself to the fright of the frame. Strike your pose and press the Shutter Release Button to take your second shot.

  • How to take a double exposure photograph. Alter Ego Selfie - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finally slide the MX Switch Button away from MX mode and your photo will print.

    This can be quite a tricky shot to get just right so don't worry if you have to have a few attempts before you get a shot you love!

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