Multiple exposure image of ribbons at the Beads Shop. Photo by Eduardo Libby

Multiple Exposures at the Beads Shop

Having fun is what photography is about. On difficult assignments we all sweat and bite our lips but, when nothing is at stake, then we all can enjoy our art and even play with the unexpected.

Image of heart-shaped and round colored beads. Image by Eduardo Libby
A nice but conventional picture of beads. Probably not much different from those at the Stores’s Catalog

When panning our cameras during exposure, or when making multiple exposures, we don’t exactly know what we are going to get and this is part of the fun. Just delete whatever you don’t like.

While my wife was shopping for beads at a local shop I was amazed by the variety of beads, ribbons and necklaces that they carried and, naturally, I picked up my iPhone and started making photos. I explored the subject with close up and grouping shots, but the images were just OK and conventional. You can see them here. I kinda liked the hearts but something was telling me these pics would not be the end of the story.

Panning during a multiple exposure image of beads. Photo by Eduardo Libby
OverCam App’s multiple exposure of multicolored beads made by rotating the cameraphone.

A few weeks later we entered the shop again and, after studying again the racks, I knew what was missing from my earlier photos: The playfulness of the hundreds of colors and styles all around me, so I picked up my iPhone and started the OverCam app that I tried last Spring.

Multiple exposure of necklaces. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Multiple exposure of necklaces. I like the way the highlights move in different directions.

 

Multiple exposure image of ribbons at the Beads Shop. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Ribbons at the Beads Shop, I rocked the camera for this one.

 

Multiple exposure of necklaces. Photo by Eduardo Libby
Blending multiple exposures in Filterstorm creates complexity and desaturates colors just right.

I had the greatest time making multiple exposures and later blending some of them in Filterstorm. Now they are not just pictures of the beads shop but pictures about the feeling of being there.

Just what I needed.

I hope you will agree with me!

 

 

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