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me and myself

By n.groves
i need some help here from you experts Smile this was supposed to be a photo of me playing cards with myself, the room was dark, i sat in one chair and the self timer took a pic, then i sat in the other chair and the self timer took another pic....why do i appear as ghost images instead of solid and how can i get the effect i wanted?

Tags: Specialist and abstract

Voters: blindpilot, patri, tiptoe and 1 more

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n.groves 16 290
3 Aug 2004 8:34PM
both pics on the same frame you understand....DOH!
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Aug 2004 8:42PM
Because the camera took two pictures of the room set, but only one of you...twice. Therefore your image has been weakened by the doubling up of the room and the furniture.
You obviously have a scanner, so use two seperate shots, scan them in and layer one over the the other in PS, then simply erase part of the top layer to reveal you in the second layer.
actionflack 16 34 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2004 9:03PM
Still. Rather ghostly image! Spawns a few ideas..
patri 17 3 Italy
3 Aug 2004 9:16PM
Original and yes, rather ghosty I like it.
ginz04 16 281 20 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2004 9:58PM
twin ghosts unusual. well done imiginative. ian
n.groves 16 290
3 Aug 2004 11:12PM
Thats Cheating Keith...i'm gonna find a way to do it in camera...i KNOW it can be done i've seen it, i just need to work it out....thanks for your comments.
n.groves 16 290
4 Aug 2004 1:44AM
got it......the background needs to be darker than the subjects in the foreground...ta da!!! will replace this with the new one when i get it done ....might be a while though!
tiptoe 16 267
4 Aug 2004 7:36AM
I seem to remember from my photography class (and that's soooo long ago, think pin hole) that you mask half of the lens take the first photo and then reverse it to take the other half.
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
4 Aug 2004 9:29AM
I love it - done on a computer is cheating, done in camera is not cheating....two means, same end. If you've got a white or solid black background use that.

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