Thursday 10/19/06 Challenge: Catching a smile.
First I was going to just use this silly grin shot of Scott but then got thinking about the "catch" part and...a time consuming photo project took over my life for several hours. Here are the details for the techies.
This is basically a straight self portrait shot. It is not a photoshoped collage. I am holding an 8 by 10 photo that I printed. The camera is on a tripod in the bedroom. I used the self timer to give me enough time to get posed. I used bounced directional flash on the camera and used my night table reading light to throw a little backlighting on my left hand. It was difficult to get the pose and lighting right. I had to hold the picture just right so the it did not relfect flash into the camera. And had to get my hands poised just so near the mouth. I used a longer exposure to give just a touch of blur and burn to the image. I just love the cartoonish way that the photo of the photo turned out. Hope you enjoy also.