Two Head Self Portrait
I'm nearing the 6 month mark on my dailies project, but I hadn't done a self portrait until today. I got this idea when I was trying to come up with creative uses for a long exposure other than cityscapes at night for a workshop I'm helping to teach. I used my compact to prove that compacts can do cool effects just like SLRs, you just need to find the settings.
This is a single exposure: I set up the camera about a foot away from a candle on my gorillapod, set the shutter speed to 4 seconds. I used the self timer to give myself time to get my head still. After the camera fired, I counted to ~2 and then quickly moved my position and changed my facial expression to "envious" and tried to hold still until the 4 seconds was up.
In case that sounds easy, I should also add that I took over 80 shots to practice and get it right.
2008candletwoheadself portraitblack and white