Creative Uses of Multiple Exposure Photography


This picture is a combination of 8 toned B&W exposures. All done in-camera on a Fujifilm X100V.

There are many creative ways to use multiple-exposure photography on your Fujifilm camera. You can create pictures that might not at first glance appear to be multiple-exposure, yet using this tool opens up different aesthetics that aren’t otherwise possible to achieve in-camera. The multiple-exposure feature on your Fujifilm camera is often underutilized—there’s so much potential!

I’ve done a number of experiments with multiple-exposure photography, and written many articles on the topic. Below you’ll find links to some of those posts. If you missed them, or maybe you haven’t thought about multiple-exposure photography in awhile or at all, I invite you to give it a try!

Color Pictures From Toned Black-And-White
Faded Color
Vintage Color Fade
Faded Monochrome
Faded Monochrome (X-Trans II)
Split-Toned B&W
Bleach Bypass
The Treachery of Images


  1. yuri rasin · July 20, 2020

    Nice one! I rediscovered the double exposure during the quarantine. Had lot of fun experimenting with it.

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 20, 2020

      Awesome! I get a multiple-exposure “itch” every so often. I usually spend a couple weeks making them, then I’m done for awhile. It’s fun to play around with!

  2. Jimmy · July 20, 2020

    Hey, I love the look of the photos in “The treachery of images”. Do you remember what you did in post to them? Maybe there’s a way to replicate that in-camera?

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 20, 2020

      Thank you! If I remember correctly, the B&W is Acros with Highlight & Shadow maxed (+4), and the color image is Velvia with Highlight, Shadow and Color maxed (+4). The second image was a black piece of construction paper with the words written in white crayon. I might have added some contrast in post.

      • Jimmy · July 21, 2020

        Ah, nice. Maybe adding clarity could simulate that effect.

      • Ritchie Roesch · July 21, 2020

        I haven’t played around with that, but I’m sure Clarity will make a difference, for sure!

  3. georgesimpsonart · July 24, 2020

    Cool ideas. Particularly the ones without mecessary tripod are very simple but never would have thought to try.
    I also like that bleach bypass is sort of what the process actually is: a b+w picture that’s been left over a colour one before bleaching… Not just lowered saturation, more contrast.

    I’m checking on x-e1 whether you can change setting in between–not sure you can on xtrans 1.

    What would be so cool if Fuji allowed taking other images in between multiple exp. I guess it has to be photoshop for that. A while ago saw images of Icelandic mountains layered over a concert there, in x100- but must have been an app/software.

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 25, 2020

      That would be interesting if you could combine two exposures in-camera that weren’t captured at the same time. That would be a neat feature. I appreciate the input!

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