Long Exposure, Double Exposure and Mixed Lighting in Photography
Double Exposure, Long Exposure and Mixed lighting were taught to the students from the Dept. of Photography through technical exercise by their Mentor – Mr. Kishore Ramachandra for a detailed in-depth aspect on Photography. Learning new techniques can elevate the students’ creativity and acquire new skills that will enable them in their pursuits of staying ahead of the curve. The implementation of three techniques together leads to the creation of a surreal image which tells a story that moves the viewers. The possibilities are limitless!
Long Exposure is a single exposure that captures the stationary elements by using long duration of shutter speed and by blurring the moving elements. It is done easily with low light condition but can also be done in brighter light using neutral filters or specially designed cameras. It helps in capturing images for an extended period of time, which by any other conventional photography cannot be achieved. These images with huge exposure time tend to make moving objects disappear and enhance only the captivating movement of lights. Long exposure is usually done with vehicle lights, star trails in sky, water waves, clouds from broad band, movement of light trails etc.
Double exposure, a photography technique that superimposes two different exposures to create a single image. This forms a surreal feel for the photos and conveys a deep meaning. This is a technique where the camera shutter is opened more than once to expose the film multiple times, the resulting image includes layers of the original. This technique is used for an artistic visual effect or to add people or objects that were not there originally. The first image is generally the subject whereas the second image is usually a background or landscape and the composition includes the two exposures into a single image where they are seen on top of another.
Mixed lighting includes more than one type of light, usually in use of strobe lighting and continuous lighting together in a studio setting for special effects. Mixed lighting refers to colours of two different light sources, that is of natural bright light and artificial dim light which further results with an image of cool and warm colours of blues and orange-red.
Long Exposure, Double Exposure and Mixed Lighting were summarized through the Technical exercise that helped the students for a better understanding and improvise the technicalities while capturing and creating pictures. Inorder to understand these techniques better and step-up the learning curve one can enroll in the 3 months Diploma of Fashion Photography course in one of the top photography institutes in Bangalore.