According to Wikipedia: a multiple exposure is the superimposition of two or more exposures to create a single image, and double exposure has a corresponding meaning in respect of two images. The exposure values may or may not be identical to each other. Long-exposure, time-exposure, or slow-shutter photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements.

This is all about the definition. Now let’s think about the practical aspect.  In the pre-digital days, shooting multiple exposures was an advance technique. To obtain the correct exposure for the composite photographers had to adjust the exposure of individual frames and hope that their sums will work out right. Long exposure was of course much easier than that as it just involves slower shutter/longer time.

In today’s digital world, with top-notch cameras and Photoshop, these things are much simpler but still challenging if you want to be creative and get it right!

All DSLRs allow you to shoot the long exposure pictures and quite a number of cameras are capable of building the double or multiple-exposure!

Someone may ask, “Is Photoshopping  allowed”? In the case of multiple exposure absolutely yes!

Spend some time mastering your camera, working with Photoshop, using your creativity to get an interesting result that you would like to share with others.

Just to let you know, one of the topics for this year’s Photo Laundry, which will be held on 9th of June (, is Multiple/Long Exposure, so give yourself a chance to practice in preparation for the exhibition!

The jury will evaluate your creativity, technical quality and uniqueness of the content.

Happy shooting and we look forward to your submissions!

31. March 2018 at 23.59 CET.

Participation cost:
PICZ members: free
Non-members: 5CHF (Payment details)

Maximum submission:
Submission is limited to 3 pictures per participant. If a participant uploads more than three pictures, only the last three uploaded will be considered.

Open to:
Members of PICZ and non-members living in Switzerland.

General rules:
Please read our general rules here.

Where to post:
The pictures should be posted on the gallery of the competition.

The winner will receive 20x30cm framed with passe-partout an original photo “Kabikicho” by Xabi Etcheverry from the YELLOWKORNER Limited Edition Art Photography.

« The Kabukicho area. This area is called ‘ nerenai machi ‘ the town that never sleeps.It’s an area of hostess bars, night clubs, unlikely meetings, a den of vice too. Theyakusa (the Japanese underworld) are in charge of most of the signs. Dazzling neons, rowdy sounds, it’s the world of night angels and an obligatory visit for those who want to feel the pulse of the next century… » XE


Jury members:
Regina Wypych: FB page / website
Roza Sampolinska: FB page / website
Magda Nowak: FB page / website


(Featuring photo by Magda Nowak)