Alone in my thoughts?

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  1. stevegreen

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    Been having another play with multiple exposures today.

    This seems to match my mood for some reason.

    What do you reckon? Losing it? :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm listening to 'Radiohead-No surprises' bit sureal in that it matches the mood of your picture perfectly:D

    I'm liking your multi exposure pics as I've been playing around with them also since the 'Movement' theme we had in the photo comp a few months ago...
     
  3. HMHB

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    I might have a play with this sort of thing as well Steve, looks interesting. Is it easy to do on the 350D ? I still haven't got around to reading the manual :eek:
     
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    It's not the camera thats the difficult bit :) You need a tripod and then you need to 'set the scene'. Stick the camera on delayed shutter release and take multiple shots with only you moving. This was two shots.

    Open both the images in photoshop, drag one onto the other and make it a layer mask, link the images then use a brush to 'wipe away' the foreground part of the image, flatten it and hey presto :smashin:

    Took me a while to work it out, but I like the effect you can get when you decide what 'emotion' you wish to portray.
     
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    Ah I see, so you aren't combining multiple images in the camera like the good old days of multiple shots on film cameras, it's a photoshop afterwards job.
     
  6. Ray

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    Here's a challenge then. Why not try to get one where you are interacting with yourself ? e.g. sitting on your own lap or hugging yourself. That should test your photoshop skills a bit more. Also I reckon you should change your shirt between shots. Off you go then :D

    Ray
     
  7. stevegreen

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    :laugh: I doubt my photoshop skills would be up to that, they are basic in the extreme. I might try and get some interaction in though :cool:
     
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    Nice photo. After yours and my friends photos, I think I'm going to have a go at this multiple exposure malarky too :) Now, just got to think of a scene .... hmmmmm *puts thinking cap on*
     
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    Remember anything rude has to be processed by stevegreen first before posting ;)
     
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    Ok here's three old gits in my garden tonight (ok it's me and I know I should lose some weight!)

    [​IMG]

    Ray
     
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    Had a bit of a go on Photoshop,

    [​IMG]

    Triple self portrait !

    Bill
     
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    Some good effects there, but steve should cheer up, somebody buy him an L lens. :smashin:
    I might have a go myself if I can find the time.

    I like Biscuits but it looks like he has cheated and used the same image of himself and mirrored it. :eek: :)
     
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    Why didn't you change your shirt?
     
  14. Ray

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    Well that's the thing about triplets they always end up wearing the same clothes . Uncanny. :) I was going to make it a bit more different in each pose but the sun was going down and the wife thought I was completely mad as it was.

    Ray
     
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    How did you get your hands in the right place, photoshop?
     
  16. stevegreen

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    I'd try, but I look silly when I smile :laugh:
     
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    any quick guides on how to do this ?
     
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    yeah id like to knwo how to do this too
    Got a 350D with photoshop but stil a newbie so have no clue :)

    Any help appreciated

    Thanks
     
  19. stevegreen

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    Ok, I'm no Photoshop expert but i'll have a stab at explaining it simply (ish)

    This assumes you have two images.

    Open both in PS

    Have your layers window open too, it helps enormously

    Make sure they are both at 100% size then drag one photo onto the other creating a new layer.

    Make the top layer a 'layer mask' (click the little box with a circle in it in the layers window) and make sure that the top image is linked top the bottom image, the little 'chain' symbol should be visible.

    To make it easier, click on the little [f] in the layers box and set the opacity lower than 100% (you should see the bottom layer appear on the top image)

    Select the brush tool (black colour) and then simply paint over the part of the image you want to expose (this is where adjusting the opacity helps)

    When this is done, flatten the image and thats it.

    If you then want to add another image to it, do the same but make the new image the background, this way you only have to 'expose' one image.

    I think that covered it, it's actually quite easy when you know how and a bit of practice will yield really good results!
     
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    With the 2 shots of me left and right I sat my wife in the middle as she's the same height as me I knew my hands would be roughly in the right position when I sat in her place for the 3rd (middle) shot. She was wearing a pink t-shirt which is why there is some pink fringing around my fingers. I wasn't trying to get a perfect shot.

    Perhaps we should have another thread for some more challenging examples.

    Ray
     
  21. chrisebabey

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    It can be even simpler than that if thats hard to follow.

    If we take the shot of the bench as a example, set the camera on a tripod.

    Take 3 pictures of various poses along the bench, then open the 3 shots in Paintshop/photoshop and select the area around 2 of the poses and simply copy and paste them onto 1 picture lining up the bench with the pasted pictures.

    Else if you are more comfortable with PS using the layers can give better results.

    It wouldn't be very hard to do a step by step pictorial guide in doing this sort of picture, thanks to the thread starter. This really is a interesting aspect of digital photography.

    C/B
     
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    Steve, I've just spent a week on holiday with my in-laws. That SO could have been me in the pic :laugh:
     

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