Daily Archives: May 27, 2013

double exposure

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There was a time when it was very easy to make double exposures in camera.  Camera manufactures thought that was a problem for the average consumer and started to design fail safes to prevent them from happening.  There was usually a way on the more sophisticated cameras to get a multiple exposure on a single frame but it became obvious it was becoming increasingly difficult to do.  It’s pretty much impossible to do in a digital camera but software allows us to do as many multiple exposures with greater control very easily.  On this shot (shots?), I wanted to get the wire reinforcement grid on the window in focus as well as the background but I could not get enough depth of field in the camera.  I shot two images, one with the foreground in focus and one with the background in focus and combined them.  The technique is very easy and simple but a key requirement to do this successfully is to try to pre-visualize the effect you want before taking the photos.  I think it just makes it easier to process later.

Here is another shot through a different window but with a similar grid and only one exposure:

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