20 Stunning Examples of Multiplicity Photography

Multiplicity photography is a photography trick where you put your camera on a tripod and then take photographs of yourself by using a self timer, or, if you use a friend to take the photos, you won’t need the self timer. After all the photographs are taken, combine the photographs into layers and mask out the parts surrounding the body. This process can go fairly quickly, however if the bodies are overlapping each other then it can become time consuming because you have to carefully mask out everything but the body. If you would like to learn this technique in more detail, take a look at the Multiplicity Tutorial. If you are a Flickr member, you can submit your clone photographs to the multiplicity group, Clones group, and of course the PhotoExtremist group!

Multiplcity girl


tree multiplicity girl rainbow photography trick

Multiplicity photograph of a girl in white clothing on a couch

Several people looking at a pool ball table in black and white taken in a multiplcity trick photo

Four cloned peple playing a card game at a table. Multiplcity picture

Young man in green Illinoise t-shirt in his room office with the multiplicity effect

Huge coloumn of multiplcity clone girls climbing tall building

Multiplicity clones of a man on old cement stair steps

Action sport Parkour freestyle jump walking on a nature rock in a field

Jumping the jump rope in the forest with three identical clones

A popular application of multiplicity is to use it in sports photography. Snowboarding, skateboarding, parkour, skiing, and rollerblading are great examples of what can be done with the multiplicity effect and a high frame rate. This is widely known as sequence photography. Check out the Sequence Photography group on Flickr if you would like to see more.

Snowboarding trick multiplicity clones photo

Multiplicity  skateboarding jump trick photo at a skatepark

Motorcross dirt bike motocross panorama jump

Military army marines in the snow

Although the multiplicity effect is commonly used with people, it can also be used with OBJECTS and ANIMALS! These kinds of photographs are much more rare, especially photos of cloned objects.

A bunch of Wrapped up Choclate truffles sitting on a table

Cloning bunnies in the backyard

Clones of the same cat on a couch

Five clones of the same dog in the backyard using the multiplicity effect

Clones of a white cat in the back yard

Once again, go watch the Multiplicity Video Tutorial if you would like to learn how to make these.

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12 Responses to 20 Stunning Examples of Multiplicity Photography

  1. Pingback: How To Clone Yourself Using The Multiplicty Photo Technique | Photo Extremist . com

  2. DMoeFunk says:

    This is a great article. I will try a multiplicity shot myself!

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  4. Øyvind says:

    Nice done! I had a schoolproject where i should make a multiplicity photo, check it out on my school blog:

  5. Jon Swift says:

    I saw your tutorial for multiplicity on videojug and gave it a go. You can see the results on my flickr page, my user name is swyftie.
    Thanks for the guide, it was great fun to try out although I think I still have a long way to go with it.

    Did anyone ever complete your 100 shot challenge?

  6. günther says:

    very nice pictures! thinking about doing one myself, it’s been ages 🙂

    thank you,

  7. mozzer502 says:

    Thanks – I was inspired by one of the pictures you showcased. So much so I recreated it in my own style http://flic.kr/p/aPyZva

  8. punkbuster says:

    Wow! I’m impressed… Have tried the multiplicity photograph with my compact camera using a fleshlight to make particular light in the room…

    But make my pet cloned in the room by only shotting the pet in random places, like there are 50 rabbits or 15 cats… Nice. I like also the poker game photo 🙂

    Sorry for any grammar issues, I’m from Czech Republic and English isn’t much my languange…

  9. punkbuster says:

    Okay. Have copied my result image (the multiplicity image) in my DropBox:

    It’s just me talking to myself sitting next me 🙂

  10. satriyo says:

    I am try to use photoshop element 10
    I can not do it

  11. d_kerrigan@hotmail.com says:

    How do i get your free e-book on taking insanely creative photos?

  12. d_kerrigan@hotmail.com says:

    Hi, how do I get your free e-book on taking insanely creative photos?

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