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10-06-2007, 10:52 PM   #1
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Multiple Exposures

I found a discussion about multiple exposures over at DPReview and tried it out today. It is a new way of taking pictures that I had never thought of, and I am sure that you will all find it interesting also.

K10d Multi-exposure mode: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

It is no good for snap shots, but if you are taking your time, it gives you another fascinating tool.

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10-07-2007, 09:19 AM   #2
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I've used that technique for in-camera HDR-like images.

It works well for tripod mounted landscape shots. Very useful for proper exposure of foreground and background or to bring out certain highlights in a shot.
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Is that only on the K10D? what about the K100&110?
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I'm not positive Stratman, but I believe that it's K10 only

I don't like most long exposure waterfall pictures, but I like the way that his turned out

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Thanks for that link, John! I didn't know about this feature until after I bought my camera; and then I thought "cool, what can I use it for?". I was coming up with all these wild ideas for freaky effects, but never thought of something so straight-forward as what this link proposes
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Multiple exposures

I tried this out yesterday, but I made a lot of dark images until I remembered to enable the automatic EV compensation. Very important! It worked well after that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
I'm not positive Stratman, but I believe that it's K10 only

I don't like most long exposure waterfall pictures, but I like the way that his turned out

Hmmmmmm, one MORE reason to upgrade to the K10D, muahahahaha...
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Is that only on the K10D? what about the K100&110?
It's available only on the K10D

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom M Quote
I've used that technique for in-camera HDR-like images.

It works well for tripod mounted landscape shots. Very useful for proper exposure of foreground and background or to bring out certain highlights in a shot.
I wonder if this could work in combination with the K10D's autobracketing.....theoretically it would be in camera HDR. No more fussing with photomatix or photoshop......I can't wait to try this when I get home!
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No, the instrucions clearly state you cannot use multiple exposure mode with bracketing.

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Just saw the link to the waterfall photo, very interesting use of multiple exposure mode. Of course, you probably know that most multiple expsoures consist of two shots.

I just tried the technique this weekend, some with success and some without. You have to experiment. See below, where the shot of the asters and goldenrod came out beautifully and the shot of the birch is overdone. One shot is taken in focus at the aperture that you want for your subject, while the second shot is taken out of focus and at wide open aperture. This technique was often done with two slides sandwhiched together. It is called the Orton technique. It gives a soft dreamy or painterly like quality to photographs.

Pay attention to how far the subject moves in the frame when it is out of focus and realign until you think you have the soft glow right over the same subject matter. Note that the out-of-focus area on birch is overdone and not alligned in the centre of tree. I think it works easiest with zoom lens because you do not have move the camera, just the zoom part of lens.

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J.... Of course, you probably know that most multiple expsoures consist of two shots....
my multiple exposure shots consist of 40 - 100 shots, usually 50 is optimal.
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