Food for thought

"Food for thought" double-exposure
"Food for thought" | Olympus PEN EP-2 and Olympus 17mm f/2.8 lens; exposed 1/30 sec. @ f/3.2, ISO 800. Double-exposure made in-camera.

Continued experimentation with the Olympus EP-2

It’s been a long time since I’ve played with multiple-exposures.  Sure, they’re easy enough to create by merging a couple of layers atop one another in Photoshop, but the unexpected and random nature of running a roll of film through a camera body twice was simply lost.  Well, it still is, unless you’re actually running a roll of film through a camera.

There are a lot of gimmicks in the Olympus PEN EP-2, chief among them is an entire dial mode for “art filters,” a library of goofy effects that can be processed in camera for those who don’t know how to produce identical effects in Photoshop.  Strangely, the only non-goofy, but still decidedly an “art” effect, is multiple exposures.  However, instead of being bundled with those art filters, it’s buried in the menu.  Go figure!  That said, when this little camera works, it does appear to work well.

More thoughts forthcoming.

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