I recently delved into the depths of my E-PL1′s menu to see if there was anything in there I hadn’t seen or tried out. Sure enough, I came across the in-camera double exposure feature which I’d heard of, but never really thought about using.
About a year ago, I got into Lomography in quite a way and bought up some older film cameras (35mm), both SLR and compact types. I always wanted to have a go at double exposures but never really got around to it.
So with this feature already built in to the E-PL1, it was a simple matter to go out and try some shots.
Here are some of the better results.
It’s a lot easier than doing it with film, mainly because you see what the first frame looks like on the screen, and the second frame gets positioned over it. So you can see exactly where you want to position the second frame.
Of course, you could also do this in Photoshop, GIMP, or other such software, but I like the idea of doing it in-camera right then and there. Sort of keeps it true to the old fashioned way I suppose.
…that catches my eye. I’d never considered cropping to 16:9 format before but, for some images, it works really well.
This one worked for me in other formats as well, but I posted the 16:9 on Flickr just for the fun of it!
Olympus Pen E-PL1 – Kit 14-42mm lens – Olympus Viewer2 – RAWTherapee.