Archive for Multiple Exposure

In Camera Orton Effect Video

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Macro tips, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2019 by lilybug1960

In Camera Orton Effect video.
Here is the video demonstrating my in camera Orton Effect (sort of) to create that dreamy effect. I use it for macro work often to create mood. It was windy, but I was able to hopefully give you an idea of how to do the images. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if it helps, and please click the Subscribe button if you don’t already.
Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro lens on a Canon EOS RP camera, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, Sirui SR 3204 tripod and K30 head, Shimoda Explore 40 bag, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #Tamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron90macro, #SiruiUSA, #ShimodaBags, #BearWoodsPhotography

Moon over Jasper

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2015 by lilybug1960

Moon over Jasper.

Don’t panic, the moon isn’t crashing into Jasper or Earth for that matter…yet…

This was done the other night when I stepped outside at sunset and saw the beautiful light on Jasper and the crescent moon high above. I felt it would look better if the moon were closer to the city. I took the liberty by knowing how to use my camera to do an in camera multiple exposure and place them closer together. I did one image of the moon, recomposed to do the city and let the camera combine the exposures. I know, mean thing to do to the poor people of Earth, but I am using artistic license…

Tamron 16-300mm Di-II VC PZD lens on a Canon 7Dii, Aperture Priority, f16, -1 stop of exposure compensation, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/10th of a second, Sirui R4214X tripod and K40X ballhead, Peak Design Leash, Lowepro Photo backpack, processed in Lightroom CC.

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More Sumac Art

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by lilybug1960

This is another one of the artsy images of the sumac trees.  I wanted to do a vertical of this one to capture the nice colors of the sumac leaves as well as the bright green grass that was being illuminated by the sunlight.  Having a slight overcast but still being bright added to the even lighting effect.  The question came up yesterday as to why multiple exposures vs. slow shutter speed and simply moving the lens and camera.  With the multiple exposures the faster shutter speed gives you short “brush” strokes vs. long brush strokes that would be the result of a single long shutter speed.  I think it is sharper to do the many short exposures as well.
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-700, Aperture Priority, f2.8, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, Vanguard Alta Pro tripod and BBH-200 head.

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Sumac Art

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2013 by lilybug1960

While I was in New England shooting with my friend David Carrigan, he reminded me of a technique that you can shoot either a slow exposure or multiple exposure to give it an impressionistic look.  I do this technique, primarily the multiple exposure style but I was so caught up in all of the colors I hadn’t thought to do it.  That is another good reason to shoot with someone, they challenge you to shoot everything!
This image was made using 9 exposures combined in camera.  I set the Nikon to “Auto Gain” so it would automatically compensate on the exposure for the multiple frames.  I used the Tamron SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on the Nikon D-700, Aperture Priority, f2.8, ISO 100, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, Vanguard Alta Pro tripod and BBH-200 head.

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Impressionistic Daffodils

Posted in Equipment I Use, Random Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by lilybug1960

I began my artistic life as a painter, not a good one, but a painter none the less.  Probably my favorite painters were those of the Impressionist period.  I could not paint that style but was always amazed at the work they did.  Years ago I learned a technique that I use on a fairly regular basis in photography that reminds me of those paintings.

It is done using multiple exposure and slightly moving the camera between images.  I use a Nikon body to create these images and it is fairly simple and easy to do.  With the Nikon D-700, you go into the camera menu system and select multiple exposure.  You simply choose the number of frames you want to do and also select “auto gain”.  Selecting auto gain means the camera will automatically adjust the individual exposures to make the final image the correct exposure.  If you are using a camera manufacturer that doesn’t allow for 9 exposures like the Nikon does, it is still possible to do this process in the post processing.  You will have to manually set the exposure to compensate for the number of exposures you will be combining.  For instance if you are combining 2 exposures you will need to add one stop to the shot you are doing.  An example is if the metered exposure is for instance 1/125th of a second you would need to do the exposure at 1/60th of a second.  If you are combining 3 exposures you would make the exposure 1/30th of a second.  Then in Photoshop or whatever program you are working with, you simply combine the image layers not making any exposure adjustments.

This is a fun technique and is very useful especially when working with subjects in the wind.  Give it a try, it is fun!  Don’t get discouraged if the image you are creating doesn’t look perfect, it doesn’t always work for every situation.

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