How to Take Wonderful Multiple Exposure Photos
- Oct 24, 2019
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Do you often marvel at dreamlike multi-exposure photos? Do you want to try to take such a beautiful multi-exposure picture? Do you want to know the shooting techniques behind this multi-exposure photograph? So let's get closer to multiple exposure and learn about multiple exposure techniques.
Multiple exposure is a photographic technique. This photographic technique is the product of the film age. By exposing several times on the same film, we can get strange pictures. In order to foil the atmosphere, we often choose this technique, which uses different focal lengths to expose twice or more times to express the content that a photograph is difficult to express. Multi-exposure technology is commonly used to take double or multiple photographs. The principle of multiple exposure technology is to shoot several images on a film so that a subject can appear in the picture many times, which can produce magic effect. This is its unique charm, so it attracts many people to use this technique. In traditional film SLR cameras, multiple exposure is a very important function and a unique photographic technique. In the digital age, many cameras have also designed multi-exposure function, which provides a good condition for you to easily shoot multi-exposure works. Here's how to shoot a wonderful multi-exposure works.
First of all, we should pay attention to the two exposures before and after the composition of the front and back echoes and coordination, highlighting the theme, that is, to determine your protagonist and supporting role. Simply put, the first shot should be clean and neat, while the second exposure should be more complex as an embellishment. Avoid the bad effect of re-exposure because the subject of the photo is too cluttered.
The technique of multiple exposure is first of all simple multiple exposures, both in the same scene and multiple exposures. In the process of taking a photograph, the camera and the object are kept still, and multiple exposures are taken for the object at different time or under different light irradiation, so as to highlight the sense of hierarchy of the object being photographed. Both the same scene and the different scene have multiple exposure modes, such as real focus and real focus, virtual focus and real focus, image size and small. Through these exposure methods, it can produce a variety of different effects of scene contrast and repetition. This is a basic multi-exposure technique, which is more suitable for shooting night scenes.
Another way is to change the focus of multiple exposures, refers to the same scene or different scenes in the shooting, all real focus shooting and virtual focus combined with real focus shooting multiple exposures. For the shooting of flowers or still life, we can use the method of changing focal length to take two shots, one shot with real focus and one shot with virtual focus. In real-focus shooting, more exposure can be achieved, while in virtual-focus shooting, less exposure can be achieved. Each time all the multi-exposure images with real focus and virtual focus and real focus are taken, there are often multiple exposures of the shift of the subject in the same focal length, multiple exposures of the subject in situ in the zoom, and multiple exposures of replacing the subject in the middle of shooting.
Thick and light multiple exposures are similar to virtual and real multiple exposures. When shooting, real multiple exposures can be used for all subjects, and the combination of virtual and real multiple exposures can also be used for subjects. However, the method of exposure compensation should be used in multiple exposures, so that there is a strong difference between the images of multiple exposures and sub-exposures. Multiple exposures that change the focal length of a lens several times refer to multiple exposures that change the focal length or shooting distance of the lens when shooting the subject, and then take the next shot. When zooming, the position of the subject can be changed or the position of the camera can be moved, and the position of the camera and the subject can be kept in place.
Another method of multiple exposures is the occlusion method of multiple exposures. The so-called occlusion method is to take a shot of the object by occluding half of the lens first, and then take a shot of the object at different positions by occluding the other half of the lens, so that the object can be exposed to a negative at the same time.
Another multi-exposure technique is the superposition method of multiple exposures, which can pre-set the position in some areas of the picture and multi-exposures in the reserved areas, and also form a very expressive effect. The camera position can be fixed or moved during the shooting process. Here we take multiple photos of a person in multiple locations by fixing the position of the camera, and then combine them together.
Finally, it is through the digital darkroom using image processing software post-production multiple exposures, which is the use of computer in digital darkroom image processing software, the single or multiple images of previous single exposure are superimposed in one picture, thus forming the effect of multiple exposures. Using image processing software to post-produce and synthesize multiple exposure images, although they can be adjusted and modified at will, it is time-consuming and laborious. It is not as convenient as using a camera directly to take multiple exposure pictures.
The most striking feature of Canon 1-DX cameras is the new multi-exposure shooting function. Previous SLR cameras only overlap multiple images. These new cameras make cameramen more comfortable. This means that at the Olympic Games, the cameramen completed incredible high-speed multi-exposure shooting at the speed of 14 frames per second, catching the excellent moments of the athletes.
EOS 5D Mark III multi-exposure function has four modes. The number of multiple exposures can be 2-9 times. There are four image overlap modes: additive, average, bright and dark. Among them, the "additive" mode is like a film camera, which simply overlaps multiple images without exposure control in the process, so the synthesized photos are brighter than the pre-synthesized ones, that is to say, the exposure will increase; the "average" mode controls the brightness of the photos while synthesizing, according to multiple exposures. Automatically compensate for negative exposure by taking the number of photos, that is, reduce exposure, and finally adjust the composite photos to appropriate exposure. Of course, choosing the two modes of "addition" or "average" can also get the synthesizing effect of flexible focus by changing the focus position. In addition, "bright" and "dark" are two modes, which compare the basic image with the image synthesized above, and only synthesize the bright or dark part. These two modes are suitable for the case where the main contour is to be emphasized.
From these four modes, it can be seen that the combined image can either increase exposure, or add image elements on the basis of appropriate exposure, or make articles on highlights or darkness, without exception, increase the amount of information in the picture. These include the details of dark and bright parts, the increase of color, contrast, and the increase of elements in the picture, which increase the amount of information for the photos after multiple exposures, and the picture will become larger and larger.