Sunday, January 03, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Self Portraits

Incessant snow, a day off, a remote shutter release, a flashlight, a dark basement, and Silver Efex Pro software equal this week's shadow shot entry. I recently learned of a technique of opening the shutter of the camera in a dark room and then "light painting" with a flashlight or other light source. Moving the subject while the light is off results in the look of multiple exposures. In reality, it's just one long exposure. I experimented with a flashlight and a small off camera flash which I could trigger manually. Honestly, I took so many pictures, I'm not sure which light source I used on any individual picture, although I think the first one was with the Holga mini slave flash and the rest were with the flashlight.

I wasn't getting nauseated here. I was trying to do a "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" pose, but I had to use one hand to work the light.

Even I find this one spooky. It's uncanny how much I look like my Grandpa Cory in the middle pose.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

From grimace to smiles—
a man of many faces.
Which is the true one?

Bring-on-the-Band Shadows!

Sylvia K said...

What fun, terrific shadow shots, David! Very clever! Wishing you all the good things for the new year! Enjoy!


Jonny Hamachi said...

Very Very Cool.

Nice Work.

Crafty Green Poet said...

very clever and impressive!

#167 Dad said...

I dig the first set of three faces the most.
Creative stuff - as usual...

Dan said...

These are great! Grandpa Cory must have been an easily frightened guy.

I think you look like Picasso in a lot of these shots. Very cool.