A ten10 photo
Those of you who follow us on facebook will see the occasional 10ten photo. A 10ten photo is one where the person or subject appears in the photo more than once and ultimately 10 times as you will see with the photo left (click to see larger image). It is not as difficult as you would think.
You need a location where you have good but even light. A well light large room or a cloudy day is ideal. With an even light you do not have to worry about light changes / shadows.
You need to either put your camera on a tripod or on a solid surface so the camera does not move when you take the photo. On the photo attached the camera was put on a mantelpiece. If you can shoot the photo using a remote control all the better or try the self timer, especially if you want to put yourself in the photo. The setting I use is aperture priority F5.6 or F8 but make sure you have a fast enough shutter speed of 1/60th second. Set the lens to as wide as possible. Of course take a test photo to check if photo looks okay. Experiment to get the settings that works best for you.
Place camera on tripod / solid surface with lens as wide as possible. Take a test photo to make sure light levels are good and what area is covered in your photo.
Make a note of where you want your subject to stand / sit / perform.
Place subject in position 1 and take a photo making sure the camera does not move by using a remote or having the camera set on self timer.
Repeat moving subject to a new position, taking photo as many times as you wish though its best maybe to do with 3 photos rather than too many. Of course the ultimate is a 10ten photo (10 different shots of subject) and when you achieve this please e-mail to me. email@example.com
When you have taken your photos download to your computer using your preferred method. We recommend downloading using picasa and downloading to a folder with the date photos taken on. We do picasa3 lessons and will be sharing more on this on the website.
Open up your editing programme and you will need one which has layers. Basically you open up one photo and able to create / open another as a layer. Photoshop and most of the main editing software do this or for a free editing software try gimp
Open up the first two photos or all the photos if memory allows. Copy the photo (canvas) of 2nd photo. Short cut ctrl+a to copy all, ctrl+c to copy and paste as a new layer to the first photo. In gimp you can go to file > open as layers all the photos you want to import.
Using the erase tool, erase the area where the 2nd subject is positioned until the subject has appeared. Flatten the image or merge down. Repeat this only if you have merged all the photos. Save the image making sure its a different name.
Check your results and post to your facebook for comments and of course to us.
You can of course have training with us covering this and other methods of photography just drop us a line give us a call..