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Old Jun 15, 2010, 9:39 AM   #1
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How can I take a double exposed (or multiple exposure) photos using digital camera? I have Pana FZ-35. Can I take this kind of photos using my camera?

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Old Jun 15, 2010, 10:18 AM   #2
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The best place to do that is in post processing on your computer. For doing it in the camera, even if it's possible, if you don't use a tripod, it's tough to get things lined up properly. It's a lot easier to do on your computer than in your camera.
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The only digital cameras I am aware of which can do this are some of the Pentax DSLRs, as far as doing it in the camera. Otherwise, as TCav says, you hav to post-process. Not really that difficult.

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Hi all,

Thank you for your replies. I am not very familier with Photoshop (just started learning it). Can you give me some tips how can I do it in PS?

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The only digital cameras I am aware of which can do this are some of the Pentax DSLRs, as far as doing it in the camera. Otherwise, as TCav says, you hav to post-process. Not really that difficult.

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Nikon has some DSLR's that will do it in camera as well.
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Thank you for your replies. I am not very familier with Photoshop (just started learning it). Can you give me some tips how can I do it in PS?
I've never done it, but I believe you can set the transparency of an image to something like 50%, and paste it into an empty layer over the background image.
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You basically open both files, and using the Move tool drag one over the other to create two layers. Then you can blend both using the Layers menu (Multiply, or Screen, or Overlay, you can play with various blending options), changing opacities, levels, etc.
If you google: Photoshop double exposure tutorial you will find lots of tutorials. This one for instance:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5845308_crea...photoshop.html

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I am new to 'double exposure' as well!
So, we take two photografs of the same , say, landscape, and in PS we blend them? For what purpose? Does one photograph has to differ from the other? In what?
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A good place for double exposure is to take a shot of a scene, like a street scene with an empty park bench. With camera on tripod take an identical shot again but have someone sitting on the bench. In photoshop place one layer on the other and reduce the upper layer to 50% to make a ghost of the person sitting on the bench. There are a series of paintings like this with old people as the ghosts.
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Classic example, with film cameras, was to take a landscape shot at wide angle, and the second exposure of the moon, at telephoto setting.

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