Which cameras can do double exposure?

How to create atmospheric photos with a multiple exposure

A Landscape shot doesn't always have to be sharp from front to back. Martin Oberwinster tells you how you can use a Doubleor. Multiple exposure get great results.



Dreamy mood with double exposure

Would you like to give your photos a dreamy look or simply superimpose two different motifs? Some of today's digital cameras can merge two or more pictures taken one after the other into one image. Many DSLR and CSC models are able to process the multiple exposure in-camera and even create a finished RAW file as the end result. That's how it's done:

Set in the camera

Through the Overlay A sharp and usually almost blurred image gives an image a particularly dreamy, delicate or picturesque mood. The use of a tripod is generally recommended (you can find our current tripod test here), as the individual recordings of the Multiple exposure If they are shaky, they do not lie correctly on top of each other and this may result in undesired contours. Now set the multiple exposure and exposure average or automatic exposure function in your camera. Start with two recordings. Turn off the autofocus on the lens and the LiveView mode for the motif design and Focus adjustment a. For the first picture, choose a medium aperture (e.g. f / 13) for a large depth of field, focus and release. Now use the largest possible aperture (e.g. f / 2.8) and defocus You on Lens ring. You can judge the defocusing and blurring overlay in the LiveView. Trigger, done!

In the Nature photography Plants and mushrooms are the most popular, or right graphic or. structuredMotifs like forest shots. Let your creativity run wild, but don't overdo it. The abstract photo technique should always be used consciously and not as pure showmanship. However, multiple exposures do not necessarily have to be out of focus. Try overlaying structures with graphic surfaces, e.g. B. tree branches against the bright sky in combination with a dark reflective water surface. The contrast between the two images should be high so that both exposures stand out from each other. In the same way, with a double exposure, you can focus on two differently distant objects in order to combine both sharply in one shot.

Sharp vs. fuzzy

Multiple exposures are on windyDaysheavy actionable. Single shots are already a test of patience here. Wide-angle lenses are also less suitable for multiple exposures, as they already have a large depth of field from a technical point of view. Telezooms or telephoto lenses are more recommended.

Blurred pan

Who before creativity sprays, that can for a change "wipe". The wiper technique is preferred for landscape photography. The camera is swiveled during the exposure time, whether vertically, horizontally or in a circle - there are no limits to the joy of experimentation. As a result, all elements in the picture are transformed into abstract lines and shapes, as can be seen in our forest picture. The more colorful these objects are, the more interesting the blurred shot becomes. One or the other photographer is said to have shaken the tripod while exposing, shaking the camera or pressing the shutter release while walking and taken a great picture. A fixed exposure time between 1/4 s to 1/20 s is often the right choice here.

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