In-camera Double Exposure
One of the first things the Shoot & Share contest did was to inspire me to learn to create an in-camera double exposure. I searched for a video on YouTube for my camera and when I didn't find one for my exact model, but I found one for a similar model. After watching it, I played around in my camera menus until I found similar settings.
The first shot I got from that very first night was not that great., but I love it because it means I figured it out!
The second day was much better, and after playing around with it a bit, I started to get the hang of it. I figured out that a scene with a lot of negative space made for the best 1st layer with the second image being a closer more detailed shot made for the best composition. These were in my kitchen and of a turnip and some filler flowers.
Day 3 I tried to get a shot of my mini human and our guard kitty, but the mini human was NOT having it and I didn't try to practice again for the rest of the day.
Day 4 brought me to the studio. It was February, so at the time there were icicles on the railing outside and pretty flowers in a vase inside. I thought I'd try to purposely show how I was daydreaming about the spring.
After, I tried to use the flowers and the tiny dinos in my studio for my tiny dino project. While processing the images I decided to make a couple B&W because, if I'm being honest, I'd shoot just about everything in B&W if I could.
I took a little break after day 4 and didn't take another in-camera double exposure again for almost a month. I didn't stop thinking about them though. On 3/11, I was playing around with editing things to an amber hue and took some silhouettes with Photogra T-Rex.
The next day, I finally got an in-camera double exposure that I really LOVED. The one with the pink spray bottle. Just kidding! My favorite if of my mini human doing her homework in the shadow of the turnip.
I had a lot of fun with these. I shoot with a Canon 70D known as Fred, and lately, I have been LOVING my 24mm f2.8 pancake lens from Canon. It's my main set-up right now, and the one I used for all of these shots. I'll be adding more images to my pet project gallery in the future, I'm sure. These are really fun and surprisingly easy to take.
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