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5D Mark III Multiple Exposure Feature

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Wood Stork, 5D Mark III 5-frame Multiple Exposure. From the big tower at Gatorland. Created with the tripod-mounted Canon 800mm f/5.L IS lens and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering -2/3 stop: 1/500 sec. at f/11 in Av mode.

Central Sensor/AI Servo Rear Focus AF and re-compose. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image for a larger version.

5D Mark III Multiple Exposure (ME) Feature

In the course of working on the EOS-5D Mark III Guide I studied the section on Mutliple Exposures for several hours and got some valuable help from both Denise Ippolito and Canon’s Rudy Winston. Thanks guys!

The image above was created by setting up for a 5-frame ME and shifting the camera a bit between exposures. As when creating pleasing blurs, it pays to make lots of images in hopes of creating one or two that are pleasing.

Learn everything that I know about creating Multiple Exposures plus lots more in the section on this complex feature in the pre-publication version of the 5D Mark III User’s Guide. You can learn more and save $10 by clicking here.

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Forget-Me-Nots, Multiple Exposure. Image copyright and courtesy of Denise Ippolito. Created with the hand held Canon 100mm macro lens and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. 1/500 sec. at f/7.1in Manual mode. One-shot AF and re-compose.

Note: many macro folks especially those who hand hold prefer to go with the IS version of the 100mm macro, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens.

5D Mark III Guide Pre-publication Version Still Discounted

Click here for details. When the guide is complete it will sell for $50. Folks who purchase now will receive the final version and any updates for no additional charge so ordering now is a win-win proposition. If you click on the link above you will see that the list of items not yet covered is continues to shrink…. Buy now to save! The more I study this camera the more I learn how complex it is. Rudy Winston at Canon has been a huge help and so as Denise who helped me with the section on Multiple Exposures today. I still have some work to do.

B&H Event Space Event of Note

Denise Ippolito and I will be doing a program on Creating Pleasing Blurs at the B&H super-store in Manhattan on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Best news: it’s free. Worst news: only 80 folks can attend and you must register in advance. Learn more or register by clicking here.

New York City Weekend Nature Photography Seminar December 8-9, 2012; denise and artie

Details for this great weekend seminar are available here. Do consider joining Denise Ippolito and me for a great learning experience. Do click on the link to see many of Denise’s incredible tree and flower images. Camera club discounts available; see the details at the link.

Camera Club Discounts

You can save $20 per person on the seminar registration if your photo club promotes the event. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Jim and ask him to forward the Sponsoring Club note.

6 comments to 5D Mark III Multiple Exposure Feature

  • Bob Allen

    Denise, your ME with the forget-me-nots worked very well. Was it manual focus? By “turn my camera” do you mean rotate (like you do when using a tripod collar), pan (such as moving left or right), or more of a random movement?

    As Layla mentioned, when I show intentional blurs to people, without exception they think it was an accident due to bad technique. So much so that I stopped doing them. Denise’s image shows that the subject and perhaps the image covering a majority of the frame makes them more artistic.

    • Hi Bob,

      I usually create 3-5 multiple exposure images for the effect above. I start by manually focusing a straight-on shot filling the frame with the subject. Next I just move my camera (depending on the look I want I will either rotate or just move from side to side or up and down )slightly to the right and then again for the next exposure to the left. If you are doing a 5 or more image multiple exposure than you just move the camera randomly within the scene being careful to fill the frame each time.

  • Layla Jennings

    I thought that the picture was really bad. Then, I realized it was made to be that way. Is the guide still for sale?

  • Hi Bill, I have been working on this “free form” look and I like the use of 3 images best for this effect. I shoot one image as a regular straight shot of the flowers, then I turn my camera slightly in one direction for the second image, then recomposing back to the center I slightly turn my camera in the opposite direction.

  • Bill Richardson

    I have been playing with the multiple exposure option on my 5D3 too. It is a great way to get that silky water look when you cannot otherwise slow down the shutter speed sufficiently. (Like when I never have my ND filter when I need it!) What was the technique on the Forget-Me=Nots? I liked the result.