One Sunday recently, I found myself with some spare time on my hands. Resisting the urge to veg out and watch Netflix, I of course grabbed my camera. As I've recently been attempting to get back into dance, I decided to whip out some of my old moves in front of my camera. What resulted was an awesome ghost like photo composite that I'm now in love with.
I set up my tripod pointing into my dining room, opened a few curtains to let in some afternoon light, set my camera to a 2 second exposure, and placed it into self timer mode. I then proceeded to run into place and do various movements and poses. This did prove to be a bit difficult at first, as getting the timing down and holding what's called an "attitude" pose was a little difficult. I managed to get a ton of very interesting shots, and immediately began narrowing them down to my top 3 favorites.
After I picked the 3 shots I decided to use for my composite image, I delved into photoshop. Cropping the various images and stitching them together was a bit tedious to get just right. However, my hard work paid off. What resulted was an image of what looked like 3 identical ghostly dancers in my dining room. LOVE.
This was a fun project, and is sure to show up in some of my future photographs. In the mean time, I'm about to start planning the next photoshoot in Queens of The Stone Age: A Portrait Series!