Multiple Exposures - Who done it?

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  1. Toffee

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    For a project, I need to find famous photographers that use a technique that I'm interested in. Well, I thought I'd try multiple exposures as this looks fun and I've not really tried it before. The thing is, the only photographer I've managed to find is the fascinating Duane Michals. I'd love to find others that have used this technique and would be mighty grateful for any recommendations you have that I could research.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Johnboy2978

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    I've done it.

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    pretty easy to do. Were you trying to do it digitally or with film? For film, you should have a button on your camera (assuming you are using an slr) in which you can take 1 exposure, hit the button which make it recock the shutter but not advance the film, then take the next pic. I believe you need to do some calculation to get the exposure correct with film, like stopping down 1 stop per image. In other words, if you just metered correctly, had an EV of 0.0 and then made 3-4 shots, it would be overexposed. So initially, you would want to underexpose it depending on how many exposures you were taking on the same negative. I believe this is right, others will correct me if i'm wrong.

    I did this shot on a digital slr. I metered the scene and simply took 2 shots which I later merged in photoshop. You can do it in various ways such as using layers or cloning the areas.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Digital Matt

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    If you are shooting film, meter your scene. Decide the number of exposures you want.

    For instance, meter at 1/125 @ f/8.

    Double exposure would be 1/125 / 2 = 1/60. Each exposure is 1/60 @ f/8.

    If you want 3 exposures, divide by 3, etc....
     
  4. W.Smith

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    I you want to do it in one frame, on film, a gradual black filter – to expose one half of the scene first, then the other half – would be the easiest way, imo.
     
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    W.Smith is correct. Cokin sells those, I have one. Even though I never used it myself, my father has used it before. But that's for film; for digital you just take two pictures and erase parts of them in PS.
     
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    Err.... That would give you a quadruple overexposure. You'd want (1/125) / 2 = 1/250, right?
     
  7. Digital Matt

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    Yeah sorry. I wrote that really quickly this morning.
     
  8. Torus34

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    Gjon Mili
     
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    Very simple to do in one shot. Get yourself a matte box.
     
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    Anybody available for tutoring? :D I've tried this before and it came out okay, but it could've been better.
     
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    Hi All,

    Thanks so much for all your replies - really helpful and I'm looking forward to giving it a go this weekend! I'm still using film, but you've also now tempted me to get out the digi point and shoot and try in Photoshop as well to compare.

    Also, thank you Torus 34 for suggesting Gjon Mili as another photographer to research. I've also managed to find Freeman Petterson who seems to have used the style to give photos impressionistic qualities.

    Cheers,

    Toffee
     

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