What is triple exposure?

This article outlines the basics of triple exposure photography and teaches you how to edit photos that have been triple exposed.

One of the best things about photography is that there’s no limit to the creativity you can unlock. While there are some fundamentals you need to know to capture beautiful images, photography also leaves plenty of room for rule-free creativity — that includes fun photos like triple exposed images.

Interested in learning more about triple exposure? Continue reading for a brief but descriptive look into how these images work.

Understanding triple exposure.

Triple exposure — sometimes referred to as multiple exposure photography — is the process of creating an image that’s overlaid several times to create an overlapping, sometimes ghostly-looking multiple-exposed image.

Triple exposure images can be created with film and digitally. Film triple exposures are processed by exposing the same frame of film to light several times. Digital triple exposure requires overlaying multiple images over each other in the editing process.

Capturing and editing your triple exposed photo.

If you’re capturing your multiple exposure image with a digital camera, it’s always a good idea to edit your photo to ensure you’re maximizing your image’s potential. After you’ve created your double or triple exposure with a photo editing app or software like Adobe Lightroom, use the exposure adjustments to enhance the image.

Alter the overall exposure by adjusting the Exposure slider or make detailed, specific changes by playing with the sliders for highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks.

Discover your creative potential.

Take a moment to discover some excellent photo tips to help you get started. Then, unlock your full creative potential by exploring everything you can do with Lightroom today.