Definition of double exposure in English:

double exposure


  • [mass noun] The repeated exposure of a photographic plate or film to light, often producing ghost images.

    ‘the transparency of the two characters is a result of double exposure’
    • ‘Appropriately titled 8Versions, the exhibition explores nudity, nature, double exposure, infrared lighting, beauty and decay in both silver gelatine and digital mediums.’
    • ‘The ease with which such photographs could be faked - by double exposure or prepared plates - was admitted by all.’
    • ‘The spectacle provided by store windows was, in pictorial terms, of double exposure, of disintegration, of seeing and not seeing.’
    • ‘Known as ‘the father of art photography’, he tried to expand the expressive range of photography by experimenting with double exposures and printing from several negatives onto a single sheet of paper.’
    • ‘If you want to be really creative, consider taking a double exposure.’
    • ‘The duplicates you see in the photos are not a result of double exposure or image manipulation.’
    • ‘Part of the charm of the film comes with the use of rear projection and double exposure - devices probably seen as decidedly old fashioned in a CGI-soaked movie world.’
    • ‘The two signals were superimposed by double exposure.’
    • ‘When we use a photo that has been significantly altered, we will caption it as a photo illustration, digitally altered, double exposure or any number of other descriptions to let the reader know it is not as real as it seems.’
    • ‘My photographs are not the result of digital manipulation or double exposures.’
    • ‘Cropping, masking, duplicating, special effects, double exposures, solarisation and selenium printing are always best done in the darkroom.’
    • ‘Add to that the effective use of double exposures and dissolves to show dreams and fantasies.’
    • ‘In 1862, he made a good living in Boston using double exposure to produce photographs with alleged spirits of dead people in them.’
    • ‘The set up in Moving Pictures consists of contrasting scenes and vignettes from Shipman's life layered upon each other to create a theatrical effect much like the filmic double exposure.’
    • ‘The transparence is achieved through double exposure.’
    • ‘His use of the double exposure contributes to this painterly feel by rendering an outline of second colour, giving his photographs their depth and lustre.’
    • ‘It relied on cinematic tricks like double exposure to create a fantastic fate-ridden diegetic universe.’
    • ‘Over a lilting, haunting shuffle, the sad story of teenage soldiers and war is brilliantly illustrated with the use of dissolves and double exposure.’
    • ‘Simple double exposure becomes very easy with this material in the background.’