One of the best things about a Holga / Diana is that the shutter release is independent from the winding mechanism. This makes multiple exposures very easy to do. To take a double exposure, take your first picture, then instead of winding on after your first, immediately take another picture.
Tips for multiple exposures:
- Multiple exposures work best with simple, contrasting subjects. Try to avoid bright or white light as the risk of over-exposure is greater. For example, take a picture of a texture (e.g. grass, rocks, sand, etc.) for your first shot, and then a subject for your second.
- You aren’t limited to double or triple exposures; just keep clicking! This works best in lower light so you don’t overexpose your negative.
- Try multi-exposures at night with a flash, you might get some ghostly results!
- Try different coloured gels over your lens when taking multi-exposures for crazy colours.
- Take a picture of architecture, and then rotate the camera 180º and take another shot. This technique also works well with horizons.