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Darwyn Dave's "Hometown Homage": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by MeFOTO Blog       Category special effects       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, instagram giveaway, Washington DC, St. Louis, Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse

Looking for a new challenge? A little creative jump start? Try creating some double exposure images. These wonderful, often surreal photos offer a unique way to express a mood, feeling or idea that might be difficult to illustrate with a single image.

Love post-production? Can't get enough Photoshop? Check out this video on How to Make a Double Exposure in Photoshop.

If digital special effects are not really your thing, try this tutorial on How To Shoot an In-Camera Double Exposure Photo.

Kudos to Darwyn M. Dave, last week's SideKick360 Winner, for his creative use of double exposure:

"This image was inspired by the phrase "It ain't where you're from, it's where you're at..." from the rap song, "I Know You Got Soul" by Eric B and Rakim. I'm originally from St. Louis, MO, but now reside in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. I wanted to do a sort of play on words, but at the same time, pay homage to my hometown. The image is a double exposure of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse superimposed inside of an image of myself." - Darwyn

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Samuel McMain's "View from Paradise": MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Giveaway, Fun, special effects       Tags MeFOTO Giveaway, Instagram giveaway, sidekick360, 360 Panaroma, little planet

Little planet photos seem to be popping up everywhere these days. The acclaimed 360 Panorama app turns your iDevice into a 360 degree panoramic camera and allows users to instantly capture the ideal images for creating little planets.

"I took this while I was on a bike ride, using the app 360 Panorama. I live on an island, and one of the bays empties almost entirely at super low tides. I got lucky with timing, so I ran down to the beach and did a quick run with 360 Panorama. Later, I exported the photo as a stereographic image into Google Snapseed, and made a couple versions of it. Finally, I used Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to composite the two versions." - Sam

For a complete demonstration of how Sam made this image, check out his blog.

Read more about Sam's work at the Digital Annum Blog

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