I decided to start working with multiple exposures in camera, so I set up some rules for myself:
- It must be done in camera!
- Post processing must be limited to B&W conversion only!
- Experimentation is encouraged.
- Have fun!
So after laying the down the rules, I picked out what I wanted to be the first shot. I wanted an organic pattern, overlaid with a soft, female form. I wanted the textures from the organics to show through in some areas. I tried this shot on two different days to take advantage of varying weather conditions. This image has all the elements I was looking for, so I brought it into Capture One, and tweaked the colors until I was happy with the overall look in B&W.
What I learned, shoot with your camera set to monochrome, so you can get a feel for the look-in color it's a mess. Nailing exposure for each shot is a lot harder then I thought it would be. It's not just a simple split in half formula. Getting the areas of each exposure to have the right feel took a lot of thinking and shooting. At times I would love the first exposure, and hate the second, then it would be the other way around. Also, shooting in natural light, with racing cloud cover made for an even bigger challenge.
Overall I had blast, and I have started to develop a fondness for the double / triple exposure, and I plan to experiment with it a lot more!