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Self Portrait. aka "eye view"

Meet the eye behind the viewfinder. I did not use a mirror. I actually set another camera in front and used the timer!

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Guest 27-Aug-2007 08:00
Great image..original !
JazzyJess13-Mar-2005 06:22
Cool ! Meet my eye too :)
Fabienne08-Mar-2005 09:09
Un portrait très bien réalisé. C'est original. Bravo
Guest 09-Dec-2004 16:20
I think this is good but if your goal is to make one that is sharper, here's how I would do it. I would set up the camera on a tripod so that it is eye height when I am standing. Set it up facing towards a doorway and focus on the door trim then set it to manual focus. Make sure I have good light. Locate the camera so it's fairly close and with a small focal length. I would also want a large depth of field. f/16 or so would be good. Set it on 10 second timer and mirror lockup. Then, stand in the doorway and lean side of my head on doorway frame to prevent movement. Wait for the picture. That should result in a very sharp photo. -Chris
Guest 01-Dec-2004 00:38
Not bad at all. To make a sharp selfportrait, the trick is manual focus. :)
Guest 07-Sep-2004 16:07
Hi Hugh! Erich did saw my comments and told me it was not very hard to do. What he don´t know is the whole process:
Hugh Wrote: "I borrowed another camera, a Digital Rebel and another tripod. I set the Digital Rebel and a EOS 10D on a tripod. I took the shot with the Digital Rebel, activating the timer. Before taking the shot, I lowered the shutter to as low as possible and the aperture as small as possible to get the depth of field. I placed a chair behind the 10D where I will stand and focused the Digital Rebel on the chair. I filled the view finder on one small area to only include my eye. I pressed the shutter, ran over to the 10D and stood still. This took a lot of tries and I estimated about 30 minutes. I finally got one picture that I was fully satisfied with. Even that had to be cropped."

So, as you can see, it can takes a lot of time and a lot of "resources"... Without mention that our Friend Hugh did spend some time in the "post production". Take care both.
EMangl07-Sep-2004 10:13
give a sign when you are back
Guest 04-Sep-2004 18:45
You know what?... Since you ask me about this picture I´ve tried to make something similar here. It is quite difficult! Maybe we should try to develope a technique to do this.