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11-12-2007, 06:46 PM   #1
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help on double exposures

anyone offering tips or tutorials in double exposures?
i want to try the multiple exposure feature on my pentax mz 30 and i want the first shots to be great.
thanks!

1. what film is ideal?color or b&w?
2.whats a good 1st timers subj?
3. any additional tips, tricks, help about it...

thank you!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by danielleb3ar Quote
anyone offering tips or tutorials in double exposures?
i want to try the multiple exposure feature on my pentax mz 30 and i want the first shots to be great.
thanks!

1. what film is ideal?color or b&w?
2.whats a good 1st timers subj?
3. any additional tips, tricks, help about it...

thank you!!
I see you have not had any answers yet. Here is a quick overview. It doesn't matter what film you use, unless the colour temperature is different for each of the exposures. If it is, you will need to use a filter for one of the exposures when using colour film, and this almost requires a computer to calculate the exposures when you have a filter factor on one of the exposures thrown in.
  • To put one subject in a black area on the other, expose normally
  • If you want to expose Aunt Suzie three times on the same frame, you will expose each at 1/3 the correct exposure (to start with)
  • If you are putting a moon in a picture, sketch it out by hand so you remember where to put the moon when you add it.
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I guess one thing to look at is what camera you have.

SOme cameras, (specifically old manual film advance ) are very easy for double / multiple exposure, you simply push the rewind button before winding the next frame, this holds the film where it is.

The next question is, are yoou planning to use flash?

You can get some neat effects with a flash on multiple exposure, because you can effectively isolate part of a subject perfectly exposed and the background fades to black.

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i have a Pentax MZ 30 and it has a feature of multiple exposures and i want to use it thats why i'm asking...i have no problem of winding and rewinding anymore...

i'm not planning anything because i dont how to double expose.....

can anyone show me a sample pic of double exposures done in film?not in digital please...

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which is better? changing the film speed setting?that is overriding the films current speed like iso 200 and i want to take 2 shots i change it to iso 400 or changing aperture setting?
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which is better? changing the film speed setting?that is overriding the films current speed like iso 200 and i want to take 2 shots i change it to iso 400 or changing aperture setting?
Yes, that's one way. I would use the exposure compensation myself. You need -1 for a double, -2 for four, etc.
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okay..i tried double exposing already and i made a mistake. i found out that in 'texturing', i have to shoot the texture or background first before i shoot the subject...thats all!!hehehe..i wont post my 1st double exposure shot..its bad...not horrible, just bad..it looked like my subj was hiding in the bushes...hehehehehehhehe

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