multiple exposure photography with Olympus OM-D cameras
- the main purpose of multiple exposure photography is to take two sequential images and add them on top of each other to create a single image
- film cameras had to create a mechanism to avoid this being done accidentally before the film was advanced, but most had a method to allow this to be over-ridden to create arty multiple exposures
- ALL Olympus OM-D cameras have an automatic multiple exposure mode
Olympus OM-D multiple exposure mode
- Shooting mode as per PASM top dial, must be set to one of P, A, S, M
- set shooting settings before activating multiple exposure
- in the Menu, go to camera 2 and select Multiple Exposure
- select options:
- Frame = 2f (2 frames will be taken, but only one if Overlay = ON) to activate this mode (OFF deactivates it)
- Autogain = if ON, the brightness of each frame is set to 1/2 and the images are overlaid.
- Overlay = if ON, it will display all the RAW files on the camera to allow you to select a RAW image already recorded on the memory card (must have been taken by the same camera model) to be overlaid with another exposure and stored as a separate image. The number of pictures taken is one. However, the process can be repeated.
- to overlay 3 or more frames:
- Select RAW, and select a RAW file and use the [Overlay] option to make repeated multiple exposures.
- When [Overlay] is set to [On], the images displayed when a RAW image is selected are developed with the settings at the time of shooting.
- To set the shooting functions, cancel multiple exposure shooting first. Some functions cannot be set.
- The camera will not go to sleep while multiple exposure is in effect.
Olympus OM-D Live Composite mode
omd/multiple_exposure.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/17 19:48 by gary1