Improvements in Face Averaging

The historical face-averaging experiments I’ve been blogging about here for the past couple years have depended on efficient, decent-quality methods of averaging faces in the first place.  I’ve recently figured out some ways to improve my results and streamline the process of getting them, and in this post I’d like to describe my latest revised…

Long-Term Time Lapses in 3D

In my last post, I described how to create decent long-term time-lapse stills and animations from photographs taken with an ordinary handheld camera.  Now I’d like to ratchet things up a notch by extending the same techniques into 3D: taking pairs of photographs repeatedly from the same horizontally separated spots day after day, auto-aligning them…

Averaging Time-Lapse Imagery

Lately I’ve been creating some long-term time-lapse stills and animations out of photos I’ve taken with an ordinary handheld camera.  In this post, I’ll explain what I’ve been doing to try to get decent-looking results.  I’ll also share a Photoshop script I cobbled together to automate much of the process, which would otherwise be prohibitively…

Averaging Faces in Profile, and Other Things

Face averaging has now become a relatively common procedure, with an assortment of software programs specifically designed to carry it out.  But all past efforts I’ve seen have had one significant limitation: they assume faces will be shown looking forward, and they can’t accommodate faces shown in full profile.  That’s frustrating if we want to…

My Fiftieth Griffonage-Dot-Com Blog Post

This blog made its debut just under two and a half years ago, and since then I’ve published a new post every two and a half weeks on average, bringing the total—if we include this one—to fifty.  That’s a nice milestone to have reached, and it gives me a good excuse to reflect on what’s…

Averaged Portraits of U. S. Presidents, 1789-1829

To celebrate the Fourth of July this year, I’d like to share a set of portraits I’ve made of the first six presidents of the United States by applying face-averaging software to groups of contemporaneous paintings of them—portraits that are arguably both new and authentic at the same time, as paradoxical as that might seem. …