Photography by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II

These are some of my "Double Exposure" Images

"Double Exposure Images - 1996"

In mid-1995, while attending a Santa Fe Workshop taught by Joyce Tenneson, I discovered the art of making in-camera double exposures. Two of my fellow students, Brenda Ladd (a commercial photographer in Austin, TX), and Philip Krejcarek (a professor of photography at Carroll College in Waukesha, WI), inspired me with several lovely images that they produced. Unfortunately, my Olympus OM-4 cameras would not allow me to take in-camera double exposures. Experiments with sandwiching two slides proved less than satisfactory. Later, using first an Olympus Is-3dlx and later a Canon Elan IIe, I managed to perfected the technical aspects of this type of photography. The "rules of thumb" for this are two, and easy to master. First, underexpose both images by one f-stop. Second, shoot the darker image first (so that the lighter of the two images lays down on the darker one). The last of the images displayed below (X0738117.jpg) was shot in the reverse order, and you can see what happens: the lighter scene burns through.

These are some of the images from work I did in Santa Fe in 1996.

"Double Exposure" - Gallery I

Frozen in Stone

"Frozen in Stone"
(On Location, near Abiquiu, NM, 1996)


(On Location, La Posada, Santa Fe, NM, 1996)

Woodwoman #1

"Woodwoman #1"
(On Location, La Posada, Santa Fe, NM, 1996)

Woodwoman #2

"Woodwoman # 2"
(On Location, La Posada, Santa Fe, NM, 1996)

Juniper Woman

"Juniper Woman"
(On Location, near Dixon, NM, 1996)

Forest Memory

"Forest Memory"
(On Location, Tsankawi, NM, 1996)

All images: Copyright 1997 by T. L. "Tom" Cubbage II - All Rights Reserved

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This page was published on 11/06/1997.

Updated, 05/06/2013, at 15:40 hours CST, by Webmaster Tom Cubbage.

A tip from Tom: Remember, to do a double exposure, in camera, the lighter image goes on the darker; underexpose both by one f-stop.