In-Camera Double Exposure Portraits by Sara Byrne

Recently, I have come across a unique photography experience by the Portland-based photographer Sara K. Byrne. In her experiment, she explores the in-camera double exposure Canon 5D Mark III. The technology simulates the old double exposure trick that allows you to take multiple exposures in the same frame to create a merged scene. The new, digital version of the double exposure technology in 5D Mark III allows you to take multiple exposures on the same shot. Furthermore, you get the chance to apply multiple exposure using an existing image, as she demonstrates in her tutorial video below:

In her double camera exposure portraits, Sara starts by taking a portrait and then uses the Multiple Exposure option in 5D Mark III to take nature or landscape photographs that she applies to the portrait silhouette. The side face masks the trees exposure and contains it to create a unique and creative experience. The merged photo can combine details from both shots.

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Double exposure by Sara K. Byrne

On her website, Sara reveals some of the tricks with which she creates this extraordinary effect. For example, she advises photographers to use the Live View feature in order to see exactly what they are shooting, and what it will look like after applying the double exposure.

Now, it is time to enjoy these double camera exposure portraits by Sara Byrne and explore this unique experience.

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The double exposure portraits by Sara Byrne provide unique experiment for using the Multiple Exposure feature in Canon 5D Mark III. You can apply the same method with different ideas and objects to create other creative shots. If you already tried this feature, share with us your experience about it.


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