With the ghosting issue resolved, and the camera settings changed to multiple image, series; 3 images; auto gain off, and exposure time set to infinity, (which were the settings for the previous post, also), the black background, and lighting remaining stationary, the result was a lot better. The model remained in one position, but turned her shoulders from the right, to center, to her left, with good result! Hooray! I think I will use this technique again!
So, I gave it another try, with the help of my assistants, Ray and Bob. They adjusted the lighting, to keep it on the model as she moved to through the 3 positions, and also moved the posing stools, so the ghosting was not an issue, as it was in the previous session. We also used a black background. And, voila… it worked, just like the Nikon D3s manual said it would. But I needed to work on the lighting, because I was not happy with the right side of the model’s face being in heavy shadows.
Thank you for visiting this web site! We hope you will return often, because we will have guest photographers, and hopefully answer some perplexing photography questions. One of my recent questions was how to shoot in multiple exposure mode, with my Nikon D3s, and not get the ghosting, shown below! I read and re-read the manual, and still got this result. Couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get decent exposure on the model. So, I researched the topic on the internet. It was suggested that the background be dark (I had used a white background), and auto gain should be turned off (I had it turned on, like the manual said), in the multiple exposure setting. Also suggested was that the exposure time be set to infinity (I had it set on the default 30-second timing), so the total image did not have to be shot within the 30-second window. After the session with the model, I again tried to get it to work, this time using a table top subject (necklace), on a dark background. The light source was a large overhead soft box, plus a SB-900 flash unit, which I moved as the subject changed position. The outcome was better, but I really needed to try it with the model. Any suggestions, other than “Don’t quit your day job,” ???