Sinful Sunday Monthly Prompt March 2019
The prompt for 3rd March 2019 is: Double Exposure
And no I don’t mean taking your pants off twice…. sorry couldn’t resist the daft joke.
Back in the day of film cameras you achieved a double exposure by doing exactly that, exposing the film twice to capture two different shots one on top of the other. Fast forward to now and most people are using a DSLR or a camera phone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still create a double exposure image. Some DSLRs have a double exposure setting as do some camera phones however if your camera does not or you can’t work it out all is not lost because you can easily create a double exposure effect with editing. In my experience I have found doing it through editing to create a much nicer image than in camera but that is just me and I would encourage you to play around with both methods (if your camera allows) to see which you like best
If you have Photoshop layering images to create a double exposure effect is relatively easy and there are tons of tutorials on line to show you how. The same is true of GIMP. If you have Lightroom and/or Photoshop and don’t have the Nix collection of plugins then I would highly recommend them. They all do different things but for the purpose of this prompt Analogy Effects Pro has a section that does double exposure effects soooo well. The plugins are not free but I would definitely buy them all over again if I didn’t have them.
All is not lost if you don’t have any of these things though. Grab your phone and download Snapseed go to the tools, select the double exposure option, upload another image and see what you get. You can drag that 2nd image about, make it bigger, small, turn it round etc and then set the transparency and there are some preset options too. It is really very simple and it has surprised me on many occasions with what a brilliant result you get at the end.
Some examples to get you thinking
Excessive Sexuality by Penny for your Dirty Thoughts
Magic Moments by Molly’s Daily Kiss
Winter in Sofia by Exposing 40
Open Closed by Tabitha Rayne
The prompt is published here on the site mid month, which will give people approximately 2 weeks to work on their idea before linking in, on the 1st weekend of the month. The prompt is completely optional and you can link in as normal on that weekend whether you have used the prompt or not. The usual Sinful Sunday rules will, of course, apply. Please make sure you have read them recently so that you are fully aware of what is and is not allowed. As always interpret as you wish, or disregard altogether and do you own thing. Have your post ready to go for Sunday 3rd March 2018. Any questions or queries can be posted in the comments below, you can email me [email protected] or tweet me @mollysdailykiss