Multiple Exposure Portraits Created In-Camera Using a DSLR

We Are Nature is an awesome portrait project by photographer Christoffer Relander of Raseborg, Finland. He used a Nikon D700 for in-camera multiple exposures and then made small contrast and tone adjustments in post for his surreal portraits.

We Are Nature by Christoffer Relander (via Coudal)

Image credits: Photographs by Christoffer Relander

  • Guy

    déjà vu

  • will hall

    ok, so how is this done in camera?

  • Zta

    I’d like to know too. I think quite a lot of work had to be made in post processing..

  • Alex Braman

    Bulb Mode, lens caps, uncapping and things, or some sort of external shutter. Or studio, with two sets of strobes. one firing illuminating person, then another after subject has been changed to expose the plants.

  • Alex Braman

    More than likely it was plants, then people as the order.

  • Zta

    And how would you mask so that the plants only show up inside the person’s silhouette? That’s really the interesting part here, I think.

  • Alex Braman

    Overexposure. Once it’s clipped nothing will show.

  • kira

    would you overexpose the plants or the portraits? or both?

  • Mm

    If you overexpose one shot, the overexposed areas are going to be burned no matter how many shots you take over that same frame.

  • _nod

    I assume the trick is to shoot the person with a really bight background thus over exposing all, but the persons silhouette .

  • Jason

    You had a tutorial on her a few days/weeks ago that wasn’t so great. This has definitely redressed the balance! Wonderful photos.

  • Chris

    These images are shot with a Nikon D700 that has a multiple exposure feature. As you already said; the trick is to use overexposed areas to achieve this effect. You just need to understand and find the right light.

  • Jack McKechnie

    Nikon is late on the bus…Olympus has been doing this for the last at least five years. It’s just like film in our cameras but we can actually see it being done. I like to use my aperture to adjust how much of either comes through but I see the outcome when I do it!