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Just finished my second year of my photo a day averaging project. See here for year one’s result.

I take a photo every day at the same angle with the same blank expression, and then at the end of the year I average all of the daily photos together. The blurring in the final image is the result of the small deviations from picture to picture from my head slightly turned or eyebrows slightly raised/lowered, changing hair length, etcetera.

There are a few different averaging methods, the one I’m using here is the arithmetic mean, or simply the image data all added together and divided by the total number of images. Averaging methods such as the harmonic mean, geometric mean, and median all produce different results with the median being the only other aesthetically pleasing result.

Stay tuned for monthly averages and the year in review video.