Abstract Colour

Recently, .marqs created a great series of multiple exposure photos and published them on Photocase. We liked them so much we thought we’d ask him to explain his technique a little.

A photo by .marqs

(Translated from the German) I’ve made it a habit to grab my camera on days off, and choose a neighbourhood of my home town Freiburg and go see what’s there. Recently I was dealing mainly with abstract shapes and objects and the multiple exposure mode on my Nikon D90. This photo was taken on a sunny Sunday afternoon in a church. I’m not a churchgoer, but in passing I discovered the colourful, stained-glass church windows (for once with no religious imagery) and I thought I’d like to give it a try.

The photo was made by lining the camera up vertically, taking the shot, then rotating the camera 90º and shooting again. Depending on my mood I also tried different shots and focal lengths, sometimes the 1st exposed twice and the 2nd three times. The whole series was shot between 1/100 and 1/50s at ISO 200 and f-stop between 5 and 6.

In total the series has about 40 photos. With multiple exposures it’s best to have a general idea of what you want to create, and admittedly the church windows were a pretty forgiving motive. But it’s the disorder that I find so interesting.

Thanks .marqs! This way to his profile.

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