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In-Camera Double Expo

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Chrisnmn, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    Hey guys, before anyone says something, i know someone else (i cant remember who right now) created a similar set about double exposures before, but whats different with the one i want to suggest, is that instead of submitting "any" type of double expo i think its more challenging, interesting, therefore fun to create a thread with only in-camera double expo. I think its no fun to go into PS and just grab two images and overlay em, different thing is being outside creating them within seconds, minutes, etc only composition and little of good luck...

    Im not sure if you guys like this type of photography or not, but i thought id throw the first stone at this...

    lovely feature on the OMD is the multiple exposure one... heres is what ive been cooking in the last two days during my lunch time..

    hope you guys like it...

    <IMG SRC="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1030775/epl2/double%20expo/_CLP0913.jpg" HEIGHT="800" WIDTH="1067" BORDER="0">

    OMD - O45 done in camera. contrast adjusted in Lightroom only.

    <IMG SRC="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1030775/epl2/double%20expo/_CLP0925.jpg" HEIGHT="800" WIDTH="1067" BORDER="0">

    OMD - O45 done in camera. contrast adjusted in Lightroom only.

    <IMG SRC="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1030775/epl2/double%20expo/_CLP0894.jpg" HEIGHT="800" WIDTH="1067" BORDER="0">

    OMD - O45 done in camera. contrast adjusted in Lightroom only.

    <IMG SRC="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1030775/epl2/double%20expo/_CLP0896.jpg" HEIGHT="933" WIDTH="700" BORDER="0">

    and a color one!!.

    OMD - O45 done in camera. contrast adjusted in Lightroom only.

    <IMG SRC="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1030775/epl2/double%20expo/_CLP0897.jpg" HEIGHT="933" WIDTH="700" BORDER="0">

    OMD - O45 done in camera. contrast adjusted in Lightroom only.
     
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  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Very interesting shots! I've never really seen much point in shooting double-exposures (except for maybe the classic use-case of repositioning the moon in the sky), but your images have opened up my eyes to the possibilities.
     
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  3. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    thanks man!. it is a cool feature in the OMD and i think you can do some nice art with it....just give it a try...:2thumbs:
     
  4. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    945
    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    Could you explain how to use this feature? Thanks.
     
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  5. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Very interesting use of the effect.
     
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  6. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    sure!.

    well the technical part goes something like this.

    Menu > Camera 2
    Multiple exposure > Frame > 2f
    Auto Gain > Off
    Overlay > Off (this is to use saved photos as your multiple exposures)

    after you get this set, you just go and shoot your first image, then the camera automatically will overlay the first image on your EVF/LCD so you can frame the second one, then shoot the second one. boom!. Please note that the camera wont let you change adjustments after the first shot. BUT to do the ones i did above. goes bit different like this.


    I wanted to overlay nature with man/made things and viceversa and to do the effect i first needed a mask (like a photoshop layer mask), that being the high contrast image, so the first image i shot em against the sun with spot metering to get almost pitch black shapes/underexpose my main subject/mask, then go to the menu settings as follows

    Menu > Camera 2
    Multiple exposure > Frame > 2f
    Auto Gain > Off
    Overlay > ON (this is to use saved photos as your multiple exposures)

    so after you set the Overlay mode ON, the camera then takes you to your images already shot where you will select the first subject the underexposed/high contrast image and now you can set the camera to expose "properly" your second image that doesnt need to be a high contrast image, the camera once again will show you an overlay of the first image, go get your second frame, click...boom. there you go. depending on what you want for your second frame you might see a little bit out of the main mask (black part of the first subject), so you take em into lightroom or photoshop and just increase the contrast of the image to eliminate that extra stuff and just leave your double exposed subject as one!.

    go out and shoot....have fun with it. it might sound hard than actually is. :thumbup:
     
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  7. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

    945
    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    Thank you very much for the thorough explanation!
     
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    +1 You definitely created art within your camera - very, very fine! :thumbup:
     
  9. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris

    no worries, hope i made sense and you can do some your own as well

    i really appreciate your words!! :biggrin: , i thought to share it, and maybe create a nice thread of this type of photos...you can get some really exciting results!.
     
  10. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    777
    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    Thank you so much for this! I was wondering how to do double exposures, I have some ideas now :).
     
  11. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Here's a video tutorial from DigitalRev where they use a strikingly similar overexposed double exposure technique to create interesting portraits:

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2lHQJFJ-nc]How to do cool Double Exposure Portraits - YouTube[/ame]

    The OP was ahead of the curve on this one. Great stuff!
     
  12. Ver7igo

    Ver7igo Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Oct 7, 2012
    Very nice pictures! And thanks for the informative menu walkthrough. I'm going to try this on my camera today.
     
  13. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    Hahaha yeah that's great saw it last week. It funny though that not all digital cameras have this option. Not even some of the "pro" ones!
     
  14. PeeBee

    PeeBee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    660
    Sep 17, 2012
    UK
    I have to say this is a very creative use of this feature. I was very pleased to find this it on my new EPM1 last week, as the G2 doesn't have it.

    :2thumbs:
     
  15. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    931
    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    I saw that digital rev video today. I had forgot to use that feature in my E-P1 since 2010, the first few months with the camera. Every Olympus PEN has that feature and you can even combine RAW files later in camera so you can have the originals too.
     
  16. Drdave944

    Drdave944 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Feb 2, 2012
    E-M5_Olympus_Overlay_picture.

    You just fiddle around with the adjustments. The last picture I had on the card,A Fresnel lens from an old lighthouse got overlaid on all three pictures I took.
     
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  17. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    931
    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Here's one that I just made. It's actually in-camera triple exposure. Only in-camera processing applied. Below are the originals if someone is interested. E-P1 & 45mm 1.8.


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    Originals
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    PA167044.JPG

    PA167045.JPG
     
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  18. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    I have yet to learn this thing, thanks for the instructions. Anyway, I tried it during lunch break, just took a walk down Boston Common.

    Here I was thinking of branches bursting out of the statue - and after looking at the result, I figured out I have a long ways to create something passable with this technique!

    DoubleExposure1.

    Of course, what I also didn't know was the unfortunate consequence of Auto Gain -> On and accidental shutter press:

    DoubleExposure2.
     
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