Monday, 10 March 2014

11 Double Exposure Photography Experiments

11 Double Exposure Photography Experiments

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11 Double Exposure Photography Experiments

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 08:42 PM PDT

Double exposure, or multiple exposure, is a photographic technique that combines two different images into a single frame. Haunting, dreamy, and gorgeous all at once, these kinds of photos make you stare awhile. Check out these amazing examples:

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photo by Khánh Hmoong

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photo by Michael Yan

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photo by Janet Brown

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photo by Brad Hammonds

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photo by Sophia Louise

If you’re stuck in monotony, try this! Even if you don’t have a camera that does multiple exposures, explore your possibilities in Photoshop. If you need some tips, check out our article how to make a double exposure. Feel free to share your results on our Facebook or Google+. Have fun!

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See the Process Behind an Elaborate Photo Shoot with a Horse

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 05:53 PM PDT

When Irwin Wong and crew wanted to create a photoshoot with a theme that paired with The Year of The Horse, he held no throws as he went all out in terms of equipment and creativity. As you can see in the behind the scenes clip , his dedication paid off. What he was able to produce is nothing short of awesome:

As mentioned before, Wong’s gear list was an impressive one. Any photographer would feel lucky to call the Hasselblad H5D-40 his shooting partner. Pair that with the HCD 35-90mm f/4-5.6 and HCD 150mm f/3.2 and the sky is the limit. To back up the powerful camera Wong employed a pair of battery powered Profoto B1, a Profoto RFi 36″ Octobox with a softgrid, a Profoto RFi 60″ Octobox, and to finish the collection a  Profoto RFi 4′x1′ Stripbox.

Irwin Wong's finished movie poster honoring The Year Of The Horse.

Irwin Wong’s finished movie poster honoring The Year of the Horse.

Once the the shoot was over, Wong moved right into post production where he composited the images together using Photoshop.

“We also had Profoto and Hasselblad lend me some pretty amazing gear for the shoot;  we got the new B1 battery-powered monoblocs, which were really, really handy in the middle of nowhere with no plugs in sight. From Hasselblad we had the pleasure of using an H5D-40, which has made it very difficult to go back to shooting with my Nikon (although yes, I realize that there are practical differences between the cameras that make it difficult to justify selling all my gear for one).”

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5 Reasons to Use a Camera Strap

Posted: 09 Mar 2014 01:57 PM PDT

While you may come across a multitude of photography tutorials that focus on lenses, cameras, and lighting, there is one significant piece of photography gear that often gets neglected and somehow slips by the photography forums–the camera strap! Even filters and bags manage to get a lot of press, but hardly anyone stops to think about what really holds their camera when their hands aren’t holding it.

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“Second Camera” captured by Ray Rich (Click image to see more from Rich.)

So let’s take a look at the top five reasons why you should buy a good camera strap:

 1. Hands-free

A photographer subconsciously relies on this accessory, usually to hold his treasured possession securely when he decides to stay hands-free. A camera strap is a substitute for the hands and allows you to perform other tasks even when there is no surface to rest the camera upon. For instance, on a shooting campaign in the muddy areas of a wildlife sanctuary, you probably would not let your camera struggle with the dust and scratches by making it sit on the dirty terrains. That’s where straps make a dramatic entry!

2. Safety

While letting the camera slip out of your hands is a situation that often knocks on a photographer’s door, straps make sure that your equipment never falls and crashes into pieces. After spending a fortune on your precious camera, you probably wouldn’t mind giving away a few more bucks to ensure its safety.

3. Ergonomics

One of the top reasons why most professionals can never be spotted without a strap is that it can distribute the heavy weight of high-end cameras over the shoulders, chest, and back. Camera straps eliminate neck and hand pains and allow you to work for long hours. The default straps furnished by manufacturers let the camera hang by the neck, making it somewhat ineffective in distributing of weight. On the other hand, special straps like harnesses are specially designed to better suit the ergonomic needs of professional photographers.

4. Recognition

Imagine you are on a professional wedding shoot, carrying a simple DSLR in your hands. People do not recognize you as a professional and stand in your way while you are struggling for those perfect shots. Sounds familiar? A camera strap makes the crowd recognize your role and steer clear of your way. It is a kind of identity card that signals that you are a significant professional.

5. Stabilization

Camera straps are often used as stabilizers in various ways. Whether you wrap the strap around your wrist or have it pulled tightly over your triceps, they can be used as a tool to stabilize the camera when a tripod is not feasible.

So, no matter whether it dangles precariously from shoulders or it’s yoked around the neck, a strap often takes the role of a car seatbelt–keeping your camera safe from a crash!

 About the Author:
G Sonali is a regular writer, and she is currently writing on photography, camera accessories, and the outdoors.

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