A follow up to my recent multiple exposure series, such as We Are Nature Vol. I and Vol. II. As in my previous work I’ve double and triple exposed (combined) man and nature in-camera, this time by using a Nikon D800E. Afterwards I’ve imported my RAW-files (yes, you can shoot multiple exposures in RAW-format) to Lightroom to adjust contrast, tones, colors and in some cases adding a small amount of dodging and burning.

 

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© Christoffer Relander 2013.

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30 Comments

  1. Jazmin Casing
    Friday, December 6, 2013

    Your work is incredible! Just out of curiosity, how much do you have to plan out each shot? And how many versions of each shot will you typically take in order to come up with a single one that you’re satisfied with?

    Reply
    • fetmano
      Saturday, December 7, 2013

      That’s a very good question Jazmin. It depends a lot, in some cases I’ve managed to capture a shot that I’m satisfied with within just one or two tries. One time in Germany when I shot for a client it took me almost a whole day without the result I was looking for. Then the morning after I easily managed to capture three images to be satisfied with within just 40mins. Rare example thought.

      The triple exposures between hands, nature and faces are without a doubt the hardest ones to do. 15 bad tries are actually 45 images that’s all required different settings and much of your concentration. I don’t enjoy doing those.

      Waiting for the right weather or searching for a good place to shoot at can be much more frustrating than the shoot itself.

  2. Sean Holifield
    Sunday, December 8, 2013

    Christoffer,

    Every time I see your work I am in awe. Every shot is beautiful with your first image of this series being my favorite.

    I have been trying to experiment with this process myself but I can not seem to grasp it. I have a D600 and whenever I try this I get two photos taken one immediately after the other. Being a beginner photographer I was wondering if you have any tips. Any drop of knowledge you can spare would be greatly appreciated.

    Sean

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    • fetmano
      Sunday, December 15, 2013

      I’m very glad to hear that Sean! e-mail me your images and I will help you out.

  3. Cassandra
    Sunday, December 15, 2013

    Hi! Was wondering if you could do a picture for me like that!!! I love your work!! Do you do that?

    Reply
    • fetmano
      Sunday, December 15, 2013

      Thank you Casandra. Sure, but it depends on where you’re located since I only do “real” multiple exposures – no photoshop overlays.

  4. Dilay Gezer
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Christoffer,

    I am a big fan of your pictures.
    You are one of my Idols in Photography.
    I usually take Pictures of landscape and nature but Your pictures inspired me to try something else.
    I have a D5200 and I know I dont have the setting to do it on my Camera but can you help me ?
    How can I should I take them and how do I put them together so perfectly ?

    Reply
    • fetmano
      Thursday, March 6, 2014

      Thank you Dilay,

      I’d love to help you, but if you aren’t able to do it in camera it isn’t any longer my expertise. Wish you luck.

  5. Louella
    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    I absolutely love your photographs!
    I’m doing my final exam in A Level Art, and I’m studying multiple images. Your work really intrigues me and I was considering doing a piece similar.

    I was wondering if you could help me out and tell me how you achieve these images and why you do them? I’m interested in the thought process behind them and how you’d like them to be recieved?

    Louella

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    • fetmano
      Thursday, March 6, 2014

      Check your inbox :)

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    Monday, March 24, 2014

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  8. Tazmeen
    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Hey I am an a level photographer student im in my second year and my project is based on double exposure. I am using your work as inspiration and I really love the way you produce these images. If you could give me so tips on taking some of these pictures it would be really great. thanks

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  9. Samantha
    Monday, May 12, 2014

    Your work is absolutely amazing! I’m 14 and in my ELA class we are doing a literacy project. One of the categories is visual media and how it expresses. I hope you don’t mind, if i use you as an example of artistic expression? Your ‘We Are Nature’ project is incredible and i think it captures the human and nature connection very well.

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  10. Sophie
    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    I am an A-level photography student in my second year and I am using your work as a case study on inspiration. It would be helpful if you could give me some information about your work and tips on recreating these photographs. Thank you.

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  11. fetmano
    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    Hope you all received my answer!

    Reply
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      Sunday, November 16, 2014

      Hi, sorry to bother you but I don’t seem to have received you answer, if you could, can you re-send it to me. Thank you

  12. Rosie
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    I am a GCSE photography student and I am hoping to re-create your beautiful images using Photoshop, I would really appreciate it if you gave me some tips on how to recreate this as I have tried many things and failed, because layering does not give the same effect and clear background as yours does.
    Many thanks
    Rosie

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    • charlotte
      Monday, April 27, 2015

      hi iv just tried the same thing try searching it on youtube it works pretty well. Christoffer creates his photographs using the camera not photoshop

  13. Sam
    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Hello Chris.
    I love your double exposures, you have inspired me to learn more about your work. I spend a lot of my time experimenting with double exposures. I shoot with a small Olympus pen, It’s been a year now since I found out it has a multiple exposure feature. I would love to show you some of my double exposures. They are not the best but it would mean a whole lot to me if you see them.

    Thank you, and I wish you a great weekend.
    Sam.

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    • fetmano
      Sunday, January 18, 2015

      Hello Sam, I would be happy to see your work. you can send it to my e-mail.

  14. Lauren
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Hi,
    I’m doing a project at school on double exposure and you’re work has been one of my main inspirations. I am just wondering if you could tell me what your main influences are and how I could improve my images to be as professional as your own.
    Thankyou for your time:)

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  15. Shannon
    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    Hello Christoffer!

    I’m a second year a level student and I have fallen in love with your double exposure photographs! For my new project I’m looking at the beauty of nature and how it shapes us as individuals and your work has inspired me to do something similar to this.
    I was wondering if it would be possible for you to give me some information on why you chose to photograph the bodies of work “We are nature” and what were your inspirations, thoughts and what you were trying to show for this work please, as I would like to do a double A3 page spread on you and your work :)

    Thank you for your time!

    Shannon Phillips :)

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  16. alex clement
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Hi, im really interested your work and decided to use you as an influence for my my artwork i was wondering who your influences and inspirations are
    thank you

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  17. Mollie Phillips
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    Christoffer,

    You’re working is devastatingly beautiful! Completely captivated by the haunting aspect of Man & Nature. Knowing that these are all created in-camera truly adds to the magic which this images are. It’s like a visual song…
    (:

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