How to Take Double Exposure kind of Shot in Single Exposure?

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As I always say it’s all about Artospective. I took this shot from the basic DSLR, it is not photoshopped nor double exposure, no mirror in between or any kind of tricky element.

I was sitting with few friends at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. And we were enjoying the evening. Then I suddenly saw two beautiful frames and felt like combining them. Generally it can be done easily in the new upgraded DSLR’s  and the technique is known as Double Exposure. Or some people do this kind of thing in photoshop also. But both of these things are not considered as a photography by the old school serious photographers. Ok so I was carrying the basic 6 year old Canon 550D  DSLR with 50mm lens. I generally keep this set in my bag as a anytime – anywhere fun photography camera. So I took it out and started doing some experiments and then after few test shots I was able to take this Photograph. This is a single exposure shot which is giving effect of Double exposure. 

Exif details of this Shot is.
Shutter Speed - 10.0 Sec
Aperture – f/10
ISO – 100
Camera – Canon 550D
Lens – 50mm f/1.4

So if you want to take these kind of shots in single exposure then first you have to find two almost equal exposure frames close together only. Then put your shutter speed on long exposure like I kept it on 10 sec exposure. Then half press the shutter button and focus on the first subject and then click. Keep your camera in sturdy position, for new bees using tripod would be suggested. Keep your first frame exposed for 4.5 sec you can count the seconds in your head or new bees can use watch. Then move your camera lens towards the another frame you selected this movement has to be completed within 1sec. For next 4.5sec keep your camera in sturdy position and expose that frame. And Kaboom you will be able to get this kind of shot in Single Exposure.

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