Monday, March 25, 2013

Double Exposures and Self - Portraits

Sometimes it's fun to just play around with your camera, without the goal of achieving anything.
Or should that be with the goal of achieving nothing? That's not what I mean though, but I think you know what I mean.

It's really easy to make a double exposure image and it's a lot of fun. Most DSLR cameras probably have a function right in their menus to do it. The Nikon D3100 has a setting called "Image Overlay". You snap your two images, then select Image Overlay in the section for editing the photo AFTER you've taken it. You can adjust how much you overlay the images right there.

If you don't want to do it in your camera, you can always do it in photoshop just be messing around with the opacity once you've put both images into the same frame. Some photographers centre their whole technique around this and create the MOST beautiful pieces. For example, look at Dan Mountford. He's super young still, I think... and clearly a genius.
And this isn't even one of his best pieces, just one of my favourites.
Photographer: Dan Mountford


Crissy said...

Ahh that is so cool! Love it :D

Candra said...

Charity, these double exposures are beautiful! You inspire me every day!

Teddi said...

go with it. :)