The use of multiple exposures to shoot different lotus

The use of multiple exposures to shoot different lotus

From not learning photography, his eyes had been filled with all kinds of lotus as the theme of the works, photos to canvas from a stunning start to the final numb, to be honest, there are not many pieces of lotus let me brighten up. However, only a quarter of the lotus, the lotus season, no one can hold back do not shoot photography lotus. From owning 5D3 later, I was in a group of multiple exposure shooting brewing lotuses, and then on a 500 folded lens focal lengths, then there will be a charge of shining this season.

First, the equipment ready
With multiple exposure functions SLR camera, canvas prints mirror lenses, stable tripod, and cable release.

Second, the timing of shooting
Early in the morning or evening, the sun just rising or falling nearly time to a lotus pond. You got to have light, need sun refracted reflection on the water, this time directional light, color temperature ideal for shooting.

Third, shooting techniques
(A) About the Lens
Mirror lenses are generally manual lens, 500-focus telephoto end in particular was accurate, real-time camera recommended screen manual focusing.
(B) Multiple exposures on the camera
In my use of Canon 5D3 example, the first turn on the camera’s Multiple Exposure function, multiple exposure control option, respectively, addition, average, bright, dark four options. ‘Addition’ is simply overlapping multiple images, exposure control is not performed, and the synthesized picture is brighter than before synthesis photos. ‘Average’ is the brightness control during photo synthesis, the number of copies for multiple exposures shooting automatic negative exposure compensation, the synthesized picture is adjusted to the proper exposure. ‘Bright’ as a basic image and synthetic thereon comparing only the synthesis of bright pixels. ‘Dark’ and ‘bright’ after the contrary, will serve as the base image and the synthetic image on which to compare only the synthesis of the darker pixels.
The group of pieces I used the ‘average’ control option, then the appropriate manual compensation through a negative to strengthen shades. As an addition, the bright and dark pattern, you can try to try according to their needs.

(C) For specific shooting
500mm lens exhumation 6.3 constant aperture, ok! Direct AV files, the camera parameters to it, just framing and composition. I take this group of lotus double exposure method for shooting, first select a good picture of the subject twice, that lotus-focus lens and unique foldback small circle before shooting.
First make a composition in mind, is the main position and space small circle is determined and exhumation extra focal. Lotus body requires clear, without too much blocking, use the camera’s real-time recording function is completed; reentry focus outside the small circle of friends, you can find refracting sunlight on the water, in real time on the screen can be very intuitive to see the focus adjustment state, no focus, because the focus after a small circle becomes very small, but also very harsh, the size of a small circle of determined according to their preferences. Then negative compensation manually, so that small circle as the background picture is slightly darker than the body lotus picture to better reflect a lotus body.
Although the ‘average’ mode the camera will automatically compensate the negative, but I try to find the brightness and brightness of the background of lotus body basically not much different, so it is still appropriate for background use manual negative compensation. As for the lotus and the small circle who should shoot, this can be, but the time interval between two shots is not that long, a long time will fail.

Fourth, on the late processing
5D3 comes with multiple exposure function, into a piece for RAW format, which for the latter provides more room for adjustment. Because the choice of a well-lit early morning and evening shooting, so the original film lighting strong sense of hierarchy, color is also quite rich, I slice this group only in the LR was carried out some basic adjustments.
In order to create the kind of quiet atmosphere, the color temperature appropriate to reduce the points, so that the screen is slightly bluish feeling; reduce high-light, so that the small circle of those golden-focus does not seem dazzling; then is to reduce the saturation, reduce overall saturation at the same time, and then the specific color on each piece of fine-tuning to adjust to the feeling you want; finally sharpening, noise reduction noise output.

This tutorial talked about shooting method is to use the camera multiple exposure function, a direct imaging, non-computer post-production, the operation is very simple, basically tried one or two will be able to fully grasp. Of course, this is just kind of techniques, ideas and creativity while shooting is the most important.

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