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Malingering 1:05am, 7 October 2006
you guys are my sole photography knowledge base. i have two questions regarding this:

www.flickr.com/photos/rebba/sets/1058377/

1) how do these people take self-portraits? i don't think they use the self-timer so what do they do?

2) how do they put photos like this together? this woman says she doesn't use photoshop but she won't say how she does it. i have no knowledge whatsoever so i'm really confused.
wskrz PRO 12 years ago
Multiple exposure using a tripod?

They're pretty good.
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Malingering 12 years ago
how do you do the shutter release? i think she does them herself, so who pushed the button?
wskrz PRO 12 years ago
She might be using a shutter release cable. Check the pictures to see if there's one hand out of frame. If there is, then she might have her finger on the trigger.

That's my best guess.
TC 12 years ago
You can use any number of devices to capture remotely, cable, timer, remote shutter etc. etc.. But all you need is a Tripod and Cable release, or Turn on the self timer.

But if she Says she doesn't use photoshop she's a liar! Look at the Software used!!!!
Karin Bultje 12 years ago
I think she is having you on personally:-)
dann o_O 12 years ago
A. 2shots&Adobe Photoshop CS Windows as in picture properties

B. dark scene, long exposure and 2 flash shots but in this case the exposure time isn't right [Exposure: 0.033 sec (1/30)]

C. the evil twin
dann o_O Posted 12 years ago. Edited by dann o_O (member) 12 years ago
p.s. she says to use a ND filter... in some pics the Etime is quite long [20"]

'goodnight
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cmrowell 12 years ago
I don't know what it is about those photos that I don't like, but it is an interesting trick.

It would be easiest to use the self timer and a tripod.

Does she use something other than photoshop? There are other tools out there. I use GIMP. That is funny that photoshop shows up in her exif tags.
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Are you sure it's not the cheapo, limited features version of Photoshop that is often packaged with scanners or other input devices? Also, even in the "no photoshop here" group, people generally allow cropping...
be OH be 12 years ago
I believe she's taken multiple timer shots of herself with the camera fixed on a tripod. Then she composes them in Photoshop.
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TheDamnMushroom 12 years ago
It's a known issue that Photoshop will change what's in the EXIF, that's how a lot of PS works get detected.

I use IrfanView for my basic manipulation and tweaking; it'll do everything but repair.
Crashworks 12 years ago
The camera triggering is probably either a shutter cable, or maybe an infrared remote like most digitals offer these days.

The most likely answer of how the shots are put together (other than that she has a cloning facility in her basement) is simply that the camera is really steady on a tripod, and she composes them together like a very simple split-screen in photoshop. It doesn't take any special clone tools or skill to do it in the simplest way -- you just make sure that both shots are exactly from the same vantage point and with exactly the same exposure, and you can simply cut one out and paste it on top of the other.

In 35mm you could get the same effect by composing the two negatives together during printing -- cover one half the photopaper with a cardboard cutout when projecting the first neg onto it, then cover the other half when projecting the second neg.
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Malingering Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Malingering (admin) 12 years ago
cameras have infrared remotes? i am so behind.

then again, i guess it's only good for photographing yourself, which i don't do, so it doesn't matter.
dann o_O 12 years ago
_rebekka PRO 12 years ago
someone MUST have misunderstood something i wrote sometime if they thought i didnt use photoshop for those particular shots..

There was a huge debate last year over a particular photo of mine with a floating apple that people thought i'd created in photoshop but was a very simple example of very fast shutterspeed and good hand/eye coordination, im wondering if someone took my claims of not photoshopping THAT particular photo as a general claim that i dont use photoshop at all.

But i most definitely use photoshop for post-processing my photos, and those multiplicity shots would be impossible to do without photoshop:)

hope that clears that up;)
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cmrowell 12 years ago
Good to know. We were scratching our heads over them. I don't mean to put those kinds of photos down, either. You've obviously done a great job with them. I just don't connect with them too well. I'm definitely into your landscapes and long exposures.
jolly sofa [deleted] 12 years ago
Hey, I found another multiplicity shot!

www.flickr.com/photos/traceytakesphotos/288237844/

Yeesh, I'm such a nerd! Believe it or not, I actually do go outside once in a while as opposed to cruising pics on Flickr all day. :-)
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