Hello fellow geeks!

My name is Agustin Perez Debarbieri and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I can say I'm a huge fan of your blog since I visit your site like 3 or 4 times a day and this is the first time I would like to participate in one of your photo contests.


I don't know much about photography, but I do know what exposure time means and even though I have the mind of an IT guy there's a small piece of my brain that still thinks it belongs to an artist so I try to take pictures other than the usual landscape or the typical crazy picture from a party were everybody is wasted and you could possibly blackmail one or two of your friends on the day after.

Well, here's the story behind this picture:

We were having dinner with some friends tonight and we were talking about double personalitty issues. We all agree that everybody has at least two personalities. The "natural" one is who you really are, and you later create new personalities that match the eviroment where you usually work. For example, there's a lot of good willing spirits who work as custom brokers and as you know that job usually involves money exchanges "under the table"...


Well the thing is that we all live that kind of situations in our life and someone says that you could see that double personality comparing the family pics against the work pics (usually taking from a work celebration or similar event).

Then we proposed to take a group picture in our "natural"personality and then take another one with our "work faces".
To make it more interesting I tried to take both pictures on the same shot. So I programmed my Sony H5 for a 20 seconds exposure time, turned of every freaking light of the house (AC and TV standby leds too!) and pressed the shutter button. Two seconds later I shot another camera just to have the room lighted for a second with the flash and once light went out I asked everybody to change their places and faces. As soon as everybody was in place I used a small lantern to light the whole room again for a few more seconds and.....the result was pretty awesome!!

As you will see, every face appears twice (ones are more easily distinguished than others) but for me, the picture it's beautiful. Of course this must be my impression since I don't know a thing about artistic photography.


I hope you enjoy this pic and excuse me for my English since I'm still learning how to express myself correctly.

I don't have a facebook profile or a Twitter account since I try to keep a social life "for real". I'm the IT manager for a telecomunications company so as soon as I leave work I try to catch up with my friends in person!. you can still look me up on Linkedin (http://ar.linkedin.com/pub/agustin-perez-debarbieri/5/ba1/364)

Any comment will be appreciated.

Best regards and a big hug from Argentina!
- Agustin Perez Debarbieri


I shot this photo in Vignette for Android on my Nexus One using the double exposure mode. This picture was really just spontaneous, as I took it while sitting outside with my girlfriend on her driveway. It wasn't until I got home later that I realized that her finger appears to be going straight into my nose.
- AJ Gago

Camera: Canon Rebel T1I
Lens: 18-55mm Canon Lens
Date Photos Taken 2/13/11
Pic1: Subway
A/V Setting, no flash, f/5.6, exposure time 1/25 sec., ISO 3200, exposure bias -2 step, focal length 49mm
Opacity 50%


Pic2: Empire State Bldg.
A/V Setting, no flash, f/6.3, exposure time 1/1000 sec., ISO 3200, exposure bias +0.7 step, focal length 35mm
Opacity 0%

I took these photos walking around the city on Sunday afternoon while running errands. The pic of the Empire was taken around Broadway/21 St. and the Subway picture was from a second level looking at the crowd waiting for the 6 train at Union Square. I wanted to juxtapose the world above ground and under ground.in NYC.

- Alisha Sternenberger


Double exposures are far more satisfying on film. I should have used film... Anyway, This is the old block half the lens trick. I covered half the lens and shot one frame, then covered the other side and shot a second frame. The two are stacked as layers, then 100% opacity, blend if lighter. I used a sword because something about the picture should be cool right?

EOS digital, 35mm f/2, lighting from a plastic wagon wheel chandelier. And shame. Maybe the shame will make me step up next week, I promised myself I'd do every challenge. This is not my finest hour.
- Andrew Payne


The left photograph weas actually shot on a diana mini with kodak gold 400 film aswell as using the diana+ flash and the couloured gels then i reused the film in a yashica tele electro x to create a double exposure wish i had the equipment to scan the sprockets! i've just started an experiment whereby im exhanging films with other photographers to create whole series of multiple exposed shots i'll pop them on my Flickr when i start getting the films back and send me a message if you'd like to exchange film!
- Anthony Perez

When I saw this weeks challenge, I figured that the best use of multiple exposures would be to give a sense of motion or action, kinda like a static .gif. After lots of failed attempts and miserable failures, I turned on some pumping music, set my camera on a tripod and took a bunch of photos of my kid cavorting and reeling about to the music. Thought it was cool, decided to share. The photos were taken with a Canon S95 set on Auto, don't remember what settings the camera chose.
Thanks for the push to experiment!
- Berish Edelman


camera: Canon Rebel T1i
lens: Sigma 10-20mm
iso: 100
f/stop: 5.6
shutter speed: 1/20

I was whale watching while on Maui and had the excellent luck of a Humpback whale swimming up next to our boat poking his head out "spy hopping", rolling around and showing his pectoral fins, splashing his tail, and opening his mouth! pretty awesome even more awesome was the fact he hung around for about 40 minutes!! allowing for the opportunity to take a bout 200 different photos of the guy while my girlfriend (never seen a whale) ran from side to side of the boat eventually getting covered in some blow hole exhaust form the whale (whale snot)! shortly after telling my brother about the experience he told me about this weeks photo challenge and thought it would be cool to put the whale in a pool, as soon as i got back to the hotel i took a photo of the pool, went to the room, utilizing screen and lowering the opacity i combined the two images to create this "double exposure".
- Brenton Weist


This double exposure includes a picture of the beautiful California
Sunset setting over the beach layered/double exposed over the very
calm ripples of the ocean. It almost looks like the sunset was shot
in the reflection in the water.
I wanted to keep adding layers/more exposures, but it just got too
bright and it lost its beauty. I took the commenters advice and used
blending set to Screen as well as lower the opacity to 75%.
Shot on Nikon D90, 105mm, f5.6, iso 200
- Bryan Burra


Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon 100-400mm and Canon 50mm

I took this over the course of a couple of days this week. I wanted to capture the sun and the moon in the same sky. This happens quite often in Alaska this time of year I just wanted to make it look a little more dramatic.
- Chris Humphrey


The camera used to take this image was the Canon T1i, the lens i used was the EF50mm f/1.8 II. Both of the combined images were shot at iso 100. When i read about this week's shooting challenge i this idea of taking photos of one of my dogs right off the bat! Candi (seen in the photo) was more than willing to go for a walk to help me get the images i was looking for! While she was running and playing in the fresh, new snow, i snapped a bunch of pictures of her. To make the image look more like a real double exposure, i added a motion blur along with a few other filters and adjustments.
- Colin Price

I chased this little guy (scissor tail fly catcher) around a downtown park until he paused for just a second and posed. The homeless guys across the street were giving me funny looks.
My hand model then posed with with a red onion she was slicing. It made me think of the Beatles' glass onion. Canon 30d, Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II Lens, Bird: 1/500, ISO200, f8.0, Onion: 1/80, ISO400, f2.5, post production in photoshop just for overlay purposes.
-Collin Fleck


Equipment is a Nikon D90 handheld with 80-400mm Tokina AT-X lens at mostly 400mm focal length.

Speed priority mode:
Aperture: varies
Shutter: 1/800 to 1/1000 seconds
ISO 200
Auto settings for exposure, white balance set for sunlight.

I'm an avid photographer of airplanes and I saw a unique opportunity for this challenge. In addition to "plane-spotting", I also have a good collection of model airplanes. On Friday afternoon, I took my camera to Phoenix Skyharbor Airport and did some plane spotting. I then went home and set up my models (of the planes that matched the ones I took pictures of) and shot those. I overlaid 3 real airplanes and 3 model airplanes to come up with this sextuple exposure.

- Cory Newkirk


I decided to go take some photographs in Malibu at sunrise. The camera I used was a 1953 Rolleicord that I originally inherited when my Uncle passed away abruptly. I came across a longboard that was just positioned perfectly for this opportunity. After developing and scanning the picture I was pleased to see it came out better than I had expected.

- Dan Bagnall


"Office Exposure"

Wasn't sure how to quite handle this challenge as I am not familiar with "Double exposure" being a "classic insta-art technique". After seeing the lead picture however, one particular shot came into mind from about 7 years ago that matches this weeks challenge, it was something that was completely done on accident and I wasn't about to run out and buy a kodak disposable camera just for the challenge.

Instead, following some tips for 'double exposure' with DSLRs, I just took a picture (using BULB) and took a picture then covered the lens; opened it up again on something different, covered the lens; and repeated that for a total of 4 different images in this picture. So I was just sitting in my office where I work from home and decided just to use what was around me.


First exposure is a pic of my futon with asian characters on it as well as my punching bag to relieve my frustrations on with irritable customers and 65mm ball. Second a picture that you can barely see of my dog with his paws. Third and Fourth are pictures (the ones you can make out the most) are of my computer/desk area and then a close up on it… it's was a messy desk that day… the model car is an S2000 (AP1) for my Honda folks.

Ended up being a 54 second total exposure all done on a tripod. ISO 100 @ 18mm & f/22.
- Daniel Jennings


These two pictures were shot with an NEX-VG 10. When i saw this contest i had the idea to blend a picture of the Dallas sky line with the sun set. I first took the picture of the Dallas sky line and then i wanted to take a picture of the sun set. But I remembered i had tried taking Bokeh pictures with a cut out of the sun in front of my lens and i figured that would look cooler than an actual sun set. So when i got home i took a bokeh picture with my cut out sun and blended them in photoshop.
- Dan Jarvis

This is my first entry to the Gizmodo Shooting Challenge. Shot with a Canon Rebel T2i. Focal length 25mm f4.0 ISO 100 shutter speed at 13 seconds. I used a piece a black construction paper to achieve the double exposure.
- Davy Allred


A cat's mind.

Camera: Canon T2i, 50mm, f 1.4, 1/60

Story: Ehhhhhh, I am not sure if I am cheating this week (e.g., I left the cat pic at 100% opacity), but I knew from the start I did not want to use a disposable camera for this challenge. All the "mind" objects were shot in a homemade white light box and processed in photoshop for 38% opacity.
-Diego Jimenez


I used a Panasonic Lumix. The ISO is 100 and the focal length is 4.8mm. I was playing with my dachshund and thought that I would take some pictures of him. Soon after I took them I remembered the contest and thought I would play with the pictures and this is what I was able to come up with.
- Elizabeth Sparks


Taken at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, this shot is made up of four different photos: the outside, the concourse (people and statues), and some wine bottles. I like that it captures one place from several angles in one image.
- Emily Scott


So the technique I used was a long exposure with 3 phases of bright light to expose my face. I started with the middle profile then went right and left and it was pretty hard to stay still! It took me a while to get to this picture and I got some really abstract results, but decided to enter a more conservative portrait. Thanks.


Cannon 300D
F 6.3
Exposure 30s
ISO 200
- Huw Wills-Wood

I had originally planned to use a nude for this contest, tripod set up on an abandoned car surrounded by dead trees, barns, junk, and snow. She got very ill about two days ago so I decided to take a photo walk and design and self portrait starting Sunday night. While I do photo walks all the time, but I never really do the self portrait thing. I decided that all of the images I shot would be only from standing on N. Prince St in my home town. I made several multiple exposures and tried overlapping two images of several layers until I finally decided to lighten up the image and just use about six images combined.


The main image is my reflection in the window of a local business location that can never keep a proprietor or stay in business for long. Cigar shops, art galleries, portrait studio all gone. The chair was just sitting there in the dark and the glass provided a nice reflection for my base image. I shot other self reflections in the windows of the local art school and some businesses. I also added a shot of a loading dock that was giving off the most amazing light, and that added up to a green hue in the image that I liked.

I combined the image layers in photoshop CS4, played with the resolution and arrangement a bit and finally had my image.

I used a Canon 5D Mk2, ISO varied from 2500 to 3200, all hand held. The lens, 70/200 2.8 IS USM.


It's after 3AM, off to bed.

- Sometingwong


I though it would be cool to see what the twins would look like overlapped in a multiple exposure. So I had them sit in the same spot, sitting upright as possible. I shot four photos and aligned them in Photoshop. I used the advice in the comments section and reduced the levels by 50% before applying Screen to the layer. I used a Gradient Map to the two photos with the girls on the outside and left the center in color.

Shot with a Nikon d90 in auto
Focal 18 mm

I give, as their guardian, permission for this photo to be published.
- Jason Pawlik


Canon 60D
18-135 Kit Lens
AV 1/3200 at f/3.5
ISO 100

I was out in the field working with one of our Kineto-Tracking Mounts and since it was a beautiful day, I thought that a pair of pics showing the instrument opened and closed would make a great double exposure. The landscape here in southern New Mexico makes a great backdrop. I didn't have a tripod, so I tried to keep the zoom and framing as close as I could and used PS to line everything up.
- Jason Shankle


The Equipment I used for these pictures was a Nikon D5000. With a 55-200 Non VR lens.

All of the pictures are in cleveland.
Background Layer is The skyline with the Key Bank Building.
Second Layer Is Browns Stadium.
Third Layer is one of many Huge Liftgate Bridges in Cleveland.


All Put into photoshop and brought to 40%opacity.
- Jeffrey Farrell

Double Duck

This was taken with my Nikon d60 with a 55-200mm lens in bright sunlight (f/5.6, ISO 1600). I was walking through a theme park bird enclosure when I came across this duck attempting to rearrange his feathers.
-Jennifer Palmer


I shot this with a Rebel XT and a 50mm lens. The ISO was set at 400. I love taking pictures of horses but I thought I would mix it up and create a double exposure. When ever I am driving and see horse stables, I always feel the need to stop and photograph them.
-Jessica Krzywicki


Took 3 exposures of the Lincoln Memorial at night. The first layer is the Gettysburg address, the second is Lincoln, and the third is the entire memorial. I had to do this in Photoshop because I use an older digital camera.

Nikon d70s, 18-200mm VR II shot at different focal lengths and aperture settings. ISO 200.

FYI, if you ever want to take photos in the memorial with a tripod, midnight is a good time, just remember to bring a tripod with rubber feet.
-Jim McMahon


Diana F+, 75mm lens, 35mm film, triple exposure

1st exposure: used a splitzer to expose left side shot a picture of a white wall and pipe, used color splash flash for blue tint


2dn exposure: splitzer to expose right side shot a picture of cement wall, used color splash flash for pink tint

3rd exposure: took a self portrait with standard diana lens and normal flash.
- Jimmy Prater


Went out shooting today and felt like these three had a recurring feeling. As it worked out, they seemed to complement one another well spatially, and didn't look cluttered together, as multiple exposures can do.

The three exposures were shot separately (I really wanted to do this one the old fashioned way, but didn't find the time to get film developed) and were combined in Photoshop and re-imported to Lightroom for some curve adjustments and tone correction. They are, from back to front: the logo and edge of the tire on a Ford Futura, an amazing candle holder and vase seen through a window, and the side of my friend's head. Thanks for the challenge!

All three exposures shot on a Nikon D700 with a 35mm f/2
-Jonathan Vanderweit


Shooting Summary
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon DX AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1:1.8G (Best $250 I've ever spent)
ISO: 800 (both "exposures")
First Exposure: 1/15 sec at f / 1.8
Second Exposure: 1/20 sec at f / 1.8
Flash: None

I've been a big fan of the Gizmodo shooting challenges for a while now. I've tried a few just for fun, but thought this one turned out well enough to give submission a go.

I received my inspiration for this challenge from my wife's vanity where she has several necklaces hanging. I snapped a few pictures of the necklaces and then a few of her in the mirror removing her jewelery. I tried a few combinations of shots using layer opacity before I came up with something I liked. To create the final double exposure effect, I applied an image based layer mask using a method I found via Google. I then took the combined image in to Lightroom and applied an Antique B&W filter and added a bit of film grain.
- Joshua Heilman


Hey Giz!

I call this shot "Cut Out". I'm generally really creeped out by scissors, and monstrously annoyed by phonebooks (so wasteful), so I decided to subject a phonebook to one of my irrational fears.

This was shot on a Canon 7D with a Lensbaby Muse at F4. Purposely used a higher ISO than I needed for a grainier "dirty" look, then I edited it in Gimp to add a little hard light and combined the image usingrootyb's "Screen" blending tip (a comment from the original challenge post).
- Juan Carlos


Nikon D7000, 18-105mm Nikkor DX VR @ 38mm, ISO 125, f/4.5, Shutter Speed: 1/60.

I thought double exposure would be a good way to get an x-ray type effect. I tried taking photos of the inside and outside of various objects: books/boxes/cabinets/etc. Then I thought, "duh, my book-bag." So I took all the stuff out of my bag and laid it out as if it were still inside on a solid blue blanket to keep the background constant. I had to be careful to line up the shots just right, so that the items inside lined up with the outside of the bag. I screwed up a little in the top right corner of the newspaper, but I didn't have time to reshoot. This is my first real attempt at a Gizmodo Photo Challenge, hope you like it!


If only airport security could get images like this!
- Tim