iphone double exposures using blender & vsco

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lunch with Nic in the big blue room, Sunday

I’ve been a big fan of vsco since a lunch date with Penny & Xanthe a while back when they were raving about it. Thanks to them, I’ve now got (and regularly use) the vsco Film emulators for Lightroom. Pretty much any photograph I have posted here recently that wasn’t made with a film camera, has had one of their filters applied. I used the original VSCO Cam™ for iPhone and upgraded as soon as the new one was announced.

I was wandering back through the vsco journal archives over the weekend and watched Sara K Byrne’s tutorial on creating double exposures (even if you’re not interested in HOW to do these yourself go check that link, her images are amazing).

Since I don’t have any of the digital SLR’s that are capable of in-camera doubles, I thought I’d try to make some basic double exposures using my iPhone, the Blender (Photo Blend FX) app and the new VSCO Cam™ – Visual Supply Company filters.

My first attempts are certainly not perfect – the Blender (Photo Blend FX) app is fairly rudimentary with a very basic UI that doesn’t allow me to choose where the second image is overlaid. I had to fiddle with these A LOT to get them how I wanted.

Once I had a double I finally liked, I opened it in the vsco cam app and chose a filter, then added some basic mods for exposure etc. to get the final results.

Have you ever tried any double exposures with your phone? I’d love to hear about your results.

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self-portrait, yesterday


I could have opened these in photoshop on my computer and messed around with them a bit more, but I’ve deliberately left them as they were made with my phone.