Making photos with the same person in different poses???

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    Just curious if someone could explain their secret on taking shots with one person, in different poses in different positions in the frame, all in one photo. Does that make sense? For example, suppose I wanted to take a photo of myself sitting on a chair, then in the background, there I am again, say looking out a window, and there I am again over in the corner reading a book. How do I set up my camera for a shot like that (exposure, focus, etc..) and how do I put it all together?
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    Try this tutorial for the putting it all together part.



    As for the rest - I've never gotten great quality shots when I've tried this. I used the widest angle lens that I owned, exposed for the light in whatever room I was photographing in, and focused around f/16 just sort of in the middle of the room. You'll probably have to play around a bit to get the right settings for optimum focus.
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    ive gotten a couple really great quality shots like this (IMO =P)
    generally what you want to do is lock your exposure for all the shots so the exposure is the same in every one, then you can either use a small aperture to get everything in focus or just adjust your focus for each shot
    heres a couple that i took a while back[​IMG]

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    oh, by the by, the technique is called Multiple Exposures
    at least thats what ive called it for like 6 months
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    Ok, this looks like allot of fun. Once I get some free time, I'm so doing this.
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    Multiple exposures is where you get more than one exposure on a slide of film.

    That's more like a composite image.
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    i don't believe you can do multiple exposures with a digital camera.

    the only way is as suggested. Multiple images shot and composited together in something like Ps. My Avatar was done that way.
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    I prefer them actually where the subject is interacting with self. Here my cousin is pouring himself a glass of coke:

    [​IMG]

    This one isn't very good, though, as you can see there are 'odd' things going on around the two figures in addition to being somewhat soft.
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    I believe some one mentioned that Pentax cameras have the ability to do this.
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    The D200's do as well. I still call it more of a compositional photo than multiple exposure.
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    alright then lets call it Composite Images hahah
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    Im doing this stuff alot, but mainly for sequence shots of people jumping bikes and skateboarding tricks.
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    Can't you do this with the Bulb function on your Film camera? How do you set the exposure correctly?
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    [​IMG]

    this was my first attempt.
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    Thats very nice, Rogan.
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    One of the new (well - not really new anymore) is the Auto-align Layers. Especially if shooting from a tripod, it is an excellent tool to stack a group of images and paint the details from the underlining images into the final version. Works great for group shots where you have blinkers and smileless subjects without having to copy/paste/feather from one image to another.
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    The way I've done it in the past is by using a tripod an my camera's self-timer. Take multiple photos of yourself in different places within the frame. Like they said above, make sure your exposure is the same in each shot. Bring all the photos into Photoshop and make an image where all of your exposures are on different layers. Then erase the layers to let the layers underneath show through.
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    Cool shots everyone. This is pretty cool stuff.
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    Really? I would love to be able to do this in-body on my K100D (whenever it may return to me). I have never heard of this ability, but if it exists I will be very happy.
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    Yep, that's exactly what I do, or else use the wireless camera remote.

    Here is one of my early attempts (with a little twist) which I have posted here before:
    [​IMG]

    And also check out the Clones group on flickr! :D http://www.flickr.com/groups/home_grown_clones/
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    My Nikon F3HP has a multiple exposure lever which disengages the film wind on when the wind on lever is rotated but still cocks the shutter. This enables several exposures to be made on the same frame. With the camera on a tripod and using the self timer you have a reasonable amount of time to get in shot before the shutter trips!

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