Experimental Lighting


A continuous  light such as a torch or candle can be mixed with flash light to create a composite negative with two exposures.

How to get this effect:

1.  Set the camera to multiple exposure.

2.  Use the camera on a tripod with a cable release.

3.  Meter for the flash light (or overhead/daylight in the case of the Picasso or Dance Hall images) and make the 1st exposure.

4.  Then in a darkened space where the torch is the only light source use a long exposure to record the movement of the torch (this could be about 20 seconds for example).

5.  The torch light will register much better on a dark background than a white one.

PDF: Experimental Lighting