attempting multiple exposures without a DSLR

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Yahoozy, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Yahoozy

    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Marcos, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    unfortunately i dont have a DSLR for another month (sadly im limited to "birthday funds") but i am working on a yearbook shot for my high school

    anyway, im using the school's outdated Fujifilm (i think) prosumer camera which isnt terrible, just doesnt have the same effect of a DSLR

    but the shot is composed of maybe 25 shots and is mainly someone (maybe me maybe another random student) sitting in each desk in a classroom, with one more up front teaching it

    im using the school's multimedia room (with fairly even lighting), and with only 1 chair in the shot (it moves with the subject in each shot) to avoid any of the obvious problems

    just wondering if anyone has any tips for multiple exposures (both in the shooting and editing in photoshop)

    thanks
     
  2. panocho

    panocho TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Compostela, GZ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    if your camera allows multiple exposure, you could do that without needing to edit in photoshop. but problem will be to light it, and considering the amount of shots you're planning, I would say it's rather impossible to try that with a basic in-camera multi-exposure.

    so, although mul-exposure is a really nice thing to do, I'm afraid you'll need to work that in edition since it sounds like too complicated a project
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i usually did multiple exposure on one frame then.. but not sure if your camera allows to stop the film from moving forward after each exposure.
     
  4. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Need more info on the camera, if it is digital, I don’t recall ever hearing of doing multiple exposure in the camera

    With Photoshop you could use a layer for each image, erasing the un-want area, and blend the cut edges with the __________ command (cannot recall the command name and it may require layers between each subject layer), and then set transparently as desired for each layer
     
  5. Helen B

    Helen B TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    3,296
    Likes Received:
    465
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If I understand you correctly, I don't think this can be done with multiple exposures on a single piece of film without producing a room full of very faint ghosts. The camera needs to be able to be locked at one exposure setting (aperture and shutter speed) and preferably one focus setting, and fixed on a tripod. Take one picture per student location, then make a composite in Photoshop or whatever. Be careful not to move the desks or the camera between exposures.

    Good luck,
    Helen
     
  6. Yahoozy

    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Marcos, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    and ive already done something like it to get an idea of what to do
    no, theres not a multiple exposure option in camera, and in fact that may be the wrong word for what im trying to do...
    but heres my rough draft of one with 5 guys

    [​IMG]

    (disregard the Halloween pajamas and the panda on a spring =P)
     
  7. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    ok, something like that would be difficult with multiple exposures on one piece of film. But you can do it in different situations when you illuminate the subject strongly with a short range flash.


    but as we now know, it is digital anyway ;)
     
  8. Yahoozy

    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Marcos, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    hahah yup
    but the most obvious problem im seeing here is the differing exposures from the different subjects, hence the magnetic lassoing to avoid a circle of different shades around different subjects
    whats the best way to fix this in photoshop?
     
  9. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    14,491
    Likes Received:
    206
    Location:
    Europe 67.51°N
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    not an expert in these photoshop things, sorry. actually, the person on these looks like it lacks contrast in comparison to the background.
     
  10. Yahoozy

    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Marcos, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    eh, that's what a 3 year old cybershot gets you in weak light hahah
    i got another one in daylight that looks better, just not completely done with it yet hahah
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

multiple exposure dslr