Multiple Exposure and the ‘About Glyn’ Collage

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: May 9, 2009

Category: General

Since launching my new website I’ve been receiving some really positive feedback and some really interesting suggestions for what I could include in the future. One message in particular came from a fellow photographer and twitter(er) Martin Saint (@SaintyM) who gave feedback regarding the original ‘About Glyn’ picture. In his own words (and I tended to agree) it was a little cliché; you know the one:photographer, camera in hand, kit at his feet and looking all mean and moody. Anyway, Martin’s comment got me thinking and that’s how I ended up with the ‘About Glyn’ collage:

Multiple Exposure

The collage was made in part by using the little known and little used function in the Nikon D3 called ‘Multiple Exposure’ found in the ‘Shooting Menu’.

Basically what this allows you to do is to take a series of photos one after the other and the camera automatically blends them together to produce one final image. As always my good friend Barry Payne was there to help out so I set the camera up handed it over and then ‘worked it’ … well, sat there really doing my best ‘the camera loves you baby’ poses.

My original idea was to use one of the multiple exposures but in the end I wound up blending’ three of them together (see attached photos which are straight out of the camera) in Photoshop to make the final image using some gradient masking, contrast boost and adding a slight cyan tint.

Right that’s all for now folks so have a great weekend,

Enjoy ;o)

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