Double Exposure Compositions

Double Exposure Compositions

Additional Epic Loot available in Stage 3!


Double Exposure compositions were originally created by either exposing a the same film/negative two times before advancing it in the camera or by stacking multiple negative on top of each other. 

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Remember: All Epic Design Quests require documentation of your design process. Be sure you are very familiar with the design process before entering any Epic Quest.


WARNING: Upon accepting this quest you will have 21 days to complete the quest. After that deadline the quest will be worth 50%!


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ALWAYS read the entire quest before beginning to ensure you understand all requirements. Remember the process is worth at least half of the project grade. 


Create your new project page titled Double ExposureNow copy and paste the following as you will need to complete and correctly document these 7 steps on the your design process:

  1. Understand the Problem
  2. Research and Investigate
  3. Generate Possible Solutions
  4. Select AND DEVELOP Best Solution 
  5. Model and Prototype (Create)
  6. Test and Evaluate
  7. Produce



  • What is a Double Exposure
  • How can double exposure be used in different ways
  • Create 2 Final Prints that utilize double exposures
  • Use creative problem solving for a inspired and original solution
  • Demonstrate how you used problem solving skills
  • Explore and demonstrate at least one NEW digital skill





1. What is the Goal of Double Exposure?

  • What is a double exposure?
  • Why would a photographer create a double exposure?
  • What is the assignment?


     Design Process STAGE 2: Research and Investigate

Always record resources as a cited source or a linked resource with documentation on your project page.

2. Research double exposure techniques and styles thoroughly

  • How do you create double exposure
  • What ways could a double exposure be used in a composition
  • What photographers use Double Exposures and how do they use them?
  • How do colors and textures impact the success of a double exposure print? Double Exposure Tutorials  1  |  2  |  3  
Lisa Garner - Photo Op Resource Book
My Diigo resource links for Double Exposures.


     Design Process STAGE 3: Generate Possible Solutions

3. Brainstorm ideas for visual imagery representing elements of your topic -- Show your brainstorming as idea webs, clouds, lists, found imagery, small sketches of elements (at least 25 ideas, words, elements required)

  • Brainstorm - concepts (what your design is trying to show, say, or communicate)
  • Brainstorm - style, techniques, or even a medium you will use to create the design
  • Brainstorm - colors, objects, patterns, images, or stories that could make a connection to your idea

4. Begin sketching thumbnail ideas for the entire invite.

  • Sketch at least 3 completely different design solutions in your sketchbook.
  • Thumbnail sketches should be about 4" sketches in sketchbook
  • Designs should be ORIGINAL although also inspired by what you have seen and learned so far!


     Design Process STAGE 4: Select and Develop Best Solution

5. Select the best solution

  • Finalize a new detailed sketch of best solutions
  • Begin focusing on details  like light, color, and space and why these would matter for your plan.
  • Document what Principles and Elements you will utilize


      Design Process STAGE 5: Model and Prototype (Create)

6. Begin production of your design

  • Photos must be printable up to 12 x 18 inches (don't crop them too far)
  • Practice, develop or refine new skills you are exploring.
  • Remember Craftmanship matters. It shows you care!
  • All images or illustrations must be original and follow copyright laws
  • Remember to take in-progress screenshots for you project page-required


     Design Process STAGE 6: Test and Evaluate

7. Self-reflect on your design

  • Critique and ask for critiques on your best final options.
  • self-reflect and carefully evaluate your successes and difficulties (document them!)
  • How could you take it further?
  • Ask others for their opinions and document the suggestions whether you agree with them or not.
  • Refine or develop elements of the design that can be improved
  • Consider asking the Coulson for a brief final In-Progress Critique


     Design Process STAGE 7: Produce

8. Turn in two final .JPG and get printed

  • Turn 2 final high res prints onto the server
  • Get finals printed and optionally mounted
  • Finalize Project Page with full self-reflection
    • successes
    • struggles
    • improvements
    • what you learned
  • Fill out an evalaution sheet



COMPLETE: You need a fully finished project page included all scanned sketchbook work with captions. Turn your your finished artwork to the Captain's Server. Finally Paste the URL to your project page below and you may then click complete.

Great Work Design Agent.

Amazing work, Visitor.

Be Proud.

Go hang the finished piece on the Critique wall at the front of the classroom. Other's need to see what you have accomplished.


BONUS Self Assessment Loot:

After completion of your project and project page documentation choose one of the appropriate self-assessments for yourself. Consider the skill, craftsmanship, originality, and composition of your final Product:

Over The Top

Nailed It

Good, But…

At Least I Finished It

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