Technique & Approach #21 ~ Multi-exposure Layering

With the application of multi-exposures with different lens, filter and camera settings you can create some interesting results. For example image 1 (below), with a tripod, 2 frames and different shutter speeds (mixed with an ND filter) and a cable release, I was able to create this double exposure. The first exposure was of the building with some cloud in motion (yellow). ND+9, 30 seconds. The second frame, still cloud and plane, faster shutter speed without ND filter. You can even try changing lenses, if you're after 2 frames with say the building, then try not to move the camera too much when changing lenses. This can get quite a bit to manage, especially remembering your framing / compositing.

Image 1

Image 1

Image 2 (below) is simply multiple long exposures shot on a single frame. With the use of different shutter speeds, you get slight movement in the clouds (transition) and wind movement layering from the leaves in the trees. And of course light bands from the cars. Taken late afternoon. A mixture of points of interest creating a unique perspective to street photography. Use of an ND filter to control light and allow the use of long exposures during low light.

There really is not limit to creativity with regards to changing lenses, creating layers, different shutter speeds / use of filters to control exposure.

All settings listed are approximations only. I use an app for my ND shutter speeds. "ND Exposure". It's easy to use and requires a little bit of brain power.

Technique & Approach #20 - Film Review Cinestill

Having shot a number of rolls, Cinestill offers 800T, 50D and BwXX (of either 200 or 250 speed depending upon light conditions. Essentially cine film with the remjet layer removed.

Tech Alert - (Remjet, a removable jet black layer, is the coating of carbon black particles in a water-soluble binder on the bottom of the film. It has four purposes: anti-halation, antistatic, lubrication,and scratch protection. Light entering the film can reflect off the front or back surface of the film base and return into the imaging layers to expose them. When light spreads laterally beyond its intended boundary, an image appears to have a halo around it (halation). The anti-halation layer prevents this by absorbing light that reaches it. The remjet carbon layer is conductive and prevents the build-up and discharge of static charges that can fog film. This is especially important in conditions of low relative humidity. Rem-jet also has lubricating properties. Like the supercoat on top of the emulsion, remjet resists scratching on the base side and helps transport the film through cameras, scanners, and printers. --Kodak)

800T, view of Brisbane City by night from atop Mt Coo-tha. - Long exposure time, allowing for more light to hit the film and so because of this 'hotspots' occur with much brighter light sources. A sort of halation effect or cinematic effect. A little bit longer exposure time and stars would be much clearer.

800T, view of Brisbane City by night from atop Mt Coo-tha.
- Long exposure time, allowing for more light to hit the film and so because of this 'hotspots' occur with much brighter light sources. A sort of halation effect or cinematic effect. A little bit longer exposure time and stars would be much clearer.

Cinestill 800T shot at 1600 (+2) daytime in Monaco, French Riviera. - Due to it's tungsten white balance, without filtration it gives daylight a blue/ purple tint. This can be corrected with filtration (85B - warm)

Cinestill 800T shot at 1600 (+2) daytime in Monaco, French Riviera.
- Due to it's tungsten white balance, without filtration it gives daylight a blue/ purple tint. This can be corrected with filtration (85B - warm)

Both day and night have their different colours, I probably prefer night / dusk. Although I haven't really shot much of the 800T during the day and probably won't. Being that it is definitely obviously suited to tungsten lighting / artificial.

50D, early morning. Sigma 70-210mm lens, Canon A1 - Shallow depth of field (horizontal compression - limits depth of field at longer focal lengths). - This can also be obtained with a wider aperture (iris).

50D, early morning. Sigma 70-210mm lens, Canon A1
- Shallow depth of field (horizontal compression - limits depth of field at longer focal lengths). - This can also be obtained with a wider aperture (iris).

BwXX at 200 speed, Canon A1, Canon 50mm f/1.4 - With the shallow depth of field and wide aperture, you get some rather nice scratchy bokeh from the lights in the tunnel. - BwXX has little grey, selecting different films for different looks. This particular stock is similar to the Kodak stock that Schindler's List was shot on.

BwXX at 200 speed, Canon A1, Canon 50mm f/1.4
- With the shallow depth of field and wide aperture, you get some rather nice scratchy bokeh from the lights in the tunnel.
- BwXX has little grey, selecting different films for different looks. This particular stock is similar to the Kodak stock that Schindler's List was shot on.

Curations, Kaleidoscopisch / Technique & Approach #19

Based on the ideas of the wonder that is a kaleidoscope, the past few months I have been experimenting with different double exposure techniques. Here are some of the results.

Tilt camera 45degrees

Tilt camera 45degrees

Slightly off camber. Double exposure overlay with a sort of 'diamond effect'

Slightly off camber. Double exposure overlay with a sort of 'diamond effect'

Buildings, sky, glass and window / frames

Buildings, sky, glass and window / frames

Structure, shading

Structure, shading

Rotate camera 180degrees. Inner city office space

Rotate camera 180degrees. Inner city office space

Rotate camera 180degrees. Inner city office space

Rotate camera 180degrees. Inner city office space

Rotate camera 180degrees. Inner city office space

Rotate camera 180degrees. Inner city office space

Different focus levels - one frame in, the other out of focus

Different focus levels - one frame in, the other out of focus

Rotate 180degrees, Riparian Plaza Eagle Street

Rotate 180degrees, Riparian Plaza Eagle Street

Light overlay

Light overlay

Blender effect

Blender effect