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.

Prints are available on request

13 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?

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    • 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?

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    • 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 ?

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    • 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 :)

  6. Laura Sheppard
    Monday, March 10, 2014

    I am studying art and design and my current project lead a fellow student to point me in the direction of your work as they could see similarities in what i’m aiming to achieve.

    Your work is fantastic and would really appreciate any advice you can give me on the process of your work and how you achieve your photographs? I am very interested in multiple exposures and have just begun experimenting in this area!

    Laura

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  7. Meiying
    Monday, March 24, 2014

    My teacher asked me to collect 50 artists and their projects
    I write down your name, download your photography and introduce to my classmates
    These photos are really amazing, I love them

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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

    Reply

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