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The magic of double exposures with digital cameras

By Jakob Jelling
Snapjunky.com

The digital cameras have a spectral variety of fantastic features that are really unique in nature. Such a feature is known as double focus. It is true that digital cameras cannot make use of multiple exposures. But of course the entire concept of making two or more exposures over the top of each other inside a solitary frame of film contained by the camera came into reality because there was no other way to achieve certain effects. But with the digital cameras there is a way. When a person adds two images together with a double exposure, all the light from the second overlies all the light from the first image. And this is the revolutionary idea that again proves the uniqueness of a digital camera in the modern technological era.

Looking at the concept in further detail, bright areas that overlap on top of each other add together and become brighter. Dark areas that plummet on top of each other put in together as well and pick up in brightness. The process is fairly uncontrolled in an old fashioned camera and the results are not very predictable. But the modern digital cameras have real great coordination to solve this problem. This concept of digital camera double exposure is thus worth using. The fact remains that the computer that receives the specific digital camera images is the place where the double exposure essentially requires happening. Thus a computer has all the power of administration and the process becomes inherently controllable, easy and powerful. Using the Photoshop software that has a special double exposure mode lets the users and photographers to combine two or more images with exactly the same effect as in the camera. And thus double exposure can be in the hands of good control.

As the steps towards achieving a good double exposure the first step is to make the double exposure so that a person can see how the images combine before they are adjusted in size and placement. In the layers window the upper left control is for the blending modes in the Photoshop software. Here a person can control each layer's individual way of combining with the layers under it. Thus it is easy to use and learn as well as perform. These are better known as Photoshop's Transform tool that actually work upon the whole layer, even the parts out of frame. Thus double exposure gets the true treatment.

A lot of relevant information regarding the digital camera double exposure has been discussed and it can be expected that the knowledge of this simple discussion would enlighten the aspiring as well as existing users of the digital cameras to a good extent!

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