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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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Norman Rea's Tidal Basin: MeFOTO Instagram Weekly Winner

  by Colleen Carlisle-Nicholas       Category Giveaway, Landscape photography, Travel Photography       Tags cherry blossoms, National Cherry Blossom Festival, MeFOTO Giveaway, MeFOTO SideKick360, Tidal Basin, Washington DC

The National Cherry Blossom Festival held every April commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. Over the years, the festival has grown into the nation's largest springtime celebration with over 5 weeks of events and activities during the blooming period.

Norman Rea, our SideKick360 winner for May 16th, was one of over 1.5 million visitors to enjoy the spectacular blooms this year.

"This picture was taken during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. It is an iconic image that local photographers love to take. This day in particular, my fiancee and I were experimenting with my new Nikon DSLR downtown. I actually took this picture on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and post processed it, experimenting with a HDR look and feel." - Norman

Love cherry blossoms? Want to learn more about the festival? Check it out -