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    Anyone can teach a newbie how to get effects like the one here ...

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/guat/mrcdo750.htm

    How to make the people ... err ... semi-transparent?

    Btw, this pic is taken from www.kenrockwell.com

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    er.. use a ND8 filter?
    then set the shutter speed to open longer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo
    Anyone can teach a newbie how to get effects like the one here ...

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/guat/mrcdo750.htm

    How to make the people ... err ... semi-transparent?

    Btw, this pic is taken from www.kenrockwell.com

    Thanks

    Cheers
    semi-transparent effect looks like multiple exposure.
    blurred motion just use slow shutter with camera on tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes234
    er.. use a ND8 filter?
    then set the shutter speed to open longer...
    Hmmm...interesting shot...does not look like a normal long exposure shot. Mulitiple exposure shot?

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    Looks like a Repeated exposure shot...... Not possible in DSLR (or at least I hasn't figure out how to do)....

    In Flim camera .... this is what I had done before for fun.

    Use the smallest aperture (meaning longest possible shutter required),

    (It has to be done using a tripod, preferable with remote control if you have, or you have ultra light touch )

    1. Determine the amount of exposure required

    2. if the shutter require say 1/2 sec. Manually set the shutter to 1/4 sec.

    3. Take a picture.

    4. Set the film back one exposure (to the one you previously too) take the picture with another 1/4 sec again, thus exposed the stationary object to the right exposure and the moving object under-exposed.

    You can try multiple exposure a few times too .... creating even more ghostly effect .

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurblock
    Looks like a Repeated exposure shot...... Not possible in DSLR (or at least I hasn't figure out how to do)....
    actually, you can even if your cam (doesn't have to be DSLR) doesn't have multiple exposure function. just use a non-reflective black card (big enough to cover the angle of the focal length) to block the light between exposures in the same shot. it has to be a really long exposure of course and it's a bit trial and error, but since it's digital, can experiment at no cost.

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    my guesses...

    1).multiple exposures set to an under-exposure for each shot taken.
    i think this is done with a DSLR.
    no way can he guess if he has achieved the desired effect by using an SLR.
    unless, he took several shots of the same scene frame after frame.

    2).another method is to sandwich 2 slides together although this is something that is more technical.


    let's try...

    (maybe can email dear old ken and ask him for his method)
    Last edited by sadness; 19th November 2003 at 09:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry
    actually, you can even if your cam (doesn't have to be DSLR) doesn't have multiple exposure function. just use a non-reflective black card (big enough to cover the angle of the focal length) to block the light between exposures in the same shot. it has to be a really long exposure of course and it's a bit trial and error, but since it's digital, can experiment at no cost.

    good idea .... me go try

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    happened to take something similar but the background is not as good:


    it's just a long exposure shot (1.23s).

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    wa...all my guesses are wrong...
    sad sad

    try long exposures....

    yeah babe yeah!

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    looks more like multiple exposure. why? observe the standing guy on the left, since he is blurred, it means he somehow left the picture. As he did not leave a trail, the lens probably was covered while keeping the shutter open while he left

    my 2 cents

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    well,
    i thought that it might be either of my methods but try all la.
    maybe can achieve some new results.

    try and try.

    yeah babe yeah!

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    hmmm..... looks like multiple exposure?

    The main clear tansparent guy with his back facing the camera looks like he's floating: his feet angle looks a little wrong for the ground he is standing on. And if he's standing there for a long exposure, the left feet would hit the cabbage? Thus probably the shot of him was taken first, then the shot exposed again for the main scene with a slightly longer shutter speed to explain for the other little streaked humans. Since the streaks aren't that long, the exposure wasn't that long too.

    my 2 Cents


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry
    actually, you can even if your cam (doesn't have to be DSLR) doesn't have multiple exposure function. just use a non-reflective black card (big enough to cover the angle of the focal length) to block the light between exposures in the same shot. it has to be a really long exposure of course and it's a bit trial and error, but since it's digital, can experiment at no cost.
    urr sorry, need your advice.

    If its a bright day and I want to use the black card method, will me moving the black card over the lens be caught too? Will it work better for low light or darker scenes?

    I've yet to try, so please advise. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo
    Anyone can teach a newbie how to get effects like the one here ...

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/guat/mrcdo750.htm

    How to make the people ... err ... semi-transparent?

    Btw, this pic is taken from www.kenrockwell.com

    Thanks

    Cheers
    He didn't explan how the shot was taken but you might want to read up his section on how he created the website. Quite interesting.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/colophon.htm

    qoute:

    "I get the colors I do by spending a lot of time looking for colorful things to photograph! That's the hard part: the magic light may only last for 10 seconds in a day. One has to be sufficiently observant to catch the right subject in right light at the right time. Equipment or Photoshop has nothing to do with it. Power of observation and sensitivity to beauty has everything to do with it.

    Photography is the art of interpretation. Knowing my choice of filters, lenses, film and exposure will not help you make a similar photograph unless you were with me at the scene to learn the far more important issues of why I chose what I did to represent the scene in the way I did.

    Most were photographed with crummy old equipment on Fuji Velvia film and no filters and no playing in Photoshop. I get what I get because I point my camera in the right place at the right time. That's the art of photography. The equipment has nothing to do with it."

    unqoute


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