I really like this photo by Scott Mutter so I was want to know about the techniques used. enter image description here

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    \$\begingroup\$ "This is not a site for questions and answers about photography." \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Mar 18, 2020 at 14:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PleaseReadMyProfile It's still a question asking for opinions. That's an explicit close rule and you should know better than to make smart-ass comments. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 18, 2020 at 16:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ Mike i hijacked, i mean edited, your question so it would not get closed. ( maybe it still will ? ) I definitely think you should comment on how you feel about the use of photographic montage. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alaska Man
    Mar 18, 2020 at 17:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @StephenG Read the close reason. It doesn't say "opinions are forbidden!" it says "Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise." What makes you think that this question falls into that category? What makes you think that there are not relevant facts, references, or specific expertise? What makes you think that that says "only questions about technique are okay"? \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Mar 18, 2020 at 17:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ At the very least, the multiple questions in the OP need to be broken up into individual questions or groups of questions. The techniques regarding how something is done should be a separate question from the discussion about artistic intent and interpretation when such a technique is used. I think both would make great free standing questions, but they do not fit well together. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Mar 18, 2020 at 22:41

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A montage like this was probably made with a pair of mating masks to cover the paper. You basically mask off the paper for 1/2 the image/exposure, and then repeat it for the other 1/2.

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