Saturday, June 30, 2012

Another "Dreamscape"

Taken at Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park.  Lil Sis (and perhaps silent others) wondered how I got this effect after posting some examples the other day.  They are double exposures of the same subject, but with one in focus and one out of focus.  It's necessary to employ manual focusing to do this, and helps a lot if you use a tripod.  I hope if anyone else tries it, they'll share the results.


Lil' Sis said...

Dr John,
So after you take the two photos - do you merge them in photoshop? Otherwise how do you get a double exposure on the digital camera?
Lil' Sis

John Hajduk said...

Lil Sis,
I would guess that somewhere in the set-up menus for your camera, there's a setting for multi-exposure. This should allow you to indicate how many exposures you want to merge, and once set, the camera will combine the next number of shots taken into one final image. At least, that's how it works in my camera. Since yours is newer, I'd be surprised if it does not include that feature. You should be able to create a similar effect using the layers function in Photoshop, but it's kind of fun to see what you can do "in-camera."
Dr. John