overlaping negatives???

Discussion in 'The Darkroom' started by 99csvtoledo, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. 99csvtoledo

    99csvtoledo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    im in an introductory black and white class at the local college. and for our final portfolio i wanna do something different. here is my idea. set my camera on a tripod take a pic of myself doing something....say washing dishes. then take the same pic but with me doing something else like....drying dishes. the effect i want to create is that there is two of my in the picture. kinda like with digital when you layer images and what not. my question is.... can i over lap the negatives so that i can print a picture of myself twice? or will the stationary objects (i.e. counter and sink and things like that) turn out to be twice as light as they normally would?

    i geuss im asking if this is possible and would it look ok?
     
  2. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2005
    Messages:
    3,479
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'd shoot them on the same frame. I've never done it before, but if you search the forums, there's a lot of threads about double-exposures.

    On that note, I recently learned that my Nikon FE has a double-exposure setting! I'm gonna have to try it.
     
  3. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,263
    Likes Received:
    189
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    you are making a double exposure and you need to be sure that your camera will allow you not to advance the film until you finish with the image

    you will need to adjust the exposure to allow what each separate shot.
     
  4. 99csvtoledo

    99csvtoledo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    i have a Nikon N90s. can i set it so that it doesn't advance the film automatically??
     
  5. Overkill-F1

    Overkill-F1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    After you take the first exposure, gently take up the slack with the re-wind knob and hold the knob. Press and hold the re-wind button and then re-cock the shutter. The film will not advance as you re-cock the shutter. This worked well with my Nikon F2 and Nikkormat FTN, hope it works for you.
    ...Terry
     
  6. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    4,263
    Likes Received:
    189
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    with the 90s you can't stop the advance method within the menu as you could the f100.
    you could try the method mentioned above, but if you have a motor drive engaged it is going to be difficult.

    another option is too rewind the film back leaving the leader out and start over. you need to do this on the first few frames, and it willbe llike plahying the lottery to see if things line up for you, but it can be an adventure.
     
  7. kaiy

    kaiy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Cokin makes a double exposure filter, the A 346 or P 346. It is essentially a mask that covers up half the frame, which is flipped between exposures. This enables you to appear in both sides of the frame without the ghosting effect that double exposing the neg would have.
     
  8. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Slapamonkey, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Bare in mind these Multiple exposures are going to be different from the ones you see being done today threw Photomanipulation.

    The subject often appears translucent when done this way.
     
  9. rdompor

    rdompor TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'd suggest doing the double exposure in printing and shooting two frames of you doing each task. This way, you are able to dodge the area in which you are drying dishes in the first exposure and then dodge everything except the area in which you are drying the dishes in the second exposure. This will help you to eliminate ghosting. The only trick here is that you need to line up the two frames exactly the same on the photopaper which can easily be done using index marks.

    Using this method also means that you do not have to compensate for the double exposure in terms of light. You can shoot with normal exposure. You also don't have to worry about not exposing the image perfectly in-camera.

    I use this method myself and find that it works quite well.
     
  10. kaiy

    kaiy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Double exposures with the cokin filter will not have ghosting.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

darkroom photography overlapping negatives

,

double exposing with nikon f2

,

overlapping negatives film prints

,

overlapping negatives photography