Posted on March 28, 2012
Everyone once in a while, you end up being in the right place, at the right angle, at just the right time. It’s a beautiful synchronicity when it works.
So there I was arriving home later than usual from work. The kidlet, her two friends and hubby were playing in the driveway. Hubby had mixed up his spectacular bubble solution from Extreme Bubbles. It was golden hour and the kid looked too darn cute as she chased around the giant bubbles.
I got the camera and decided to snap.
First we got the ginormous bubbles with added sunflare in the first shot:
But then I just happened to be standing in just the right place when this succession happened:
Then look what happened! The kidlet’s face was framed by the biggest bubble ever! How cool was that?
What a great shot, I thought. But somehow having the husband in the background took away from the I-want-this-on-my-wall feeling that I was having.
So I decided to get creative with Photoshop. I made my hubby disappear. Voila!
This was NOT the easiest thing to do.
I went out the next day and reshot the same scene with the same settings but minus the participants. I then took that image and added it on a layer above the original shot in Photoshop. I edited the white balance, brightness and contrast to be similar to the one taken the day before. And then I used a layer mask over the new shot and with a large brush, erased the mask over the area of the hubby. I merged the resultant shots and there you go…how to make one husband go poof!
Zara did have to entertain me with her booty dance (can you resist the polka-dot undies?).
Then we were also able to take our March shots for the Me & My Kid(s) Photo Project.
Posted on January 14, 2012
Are you someone like me? Do you prefer to take the photos rather than be in them? How many photos of yourself do you have from last year? And in how many of those are you with your kid?
If you avoid the camera like the plague for whatever reason your head may come up with, I think this will be a great project for you to undertake. No, I’m not suggesting a 52 week
ordeal selfie (self-photo) project. Instead I’m offering something much more simple and much more doable: The Me and My Kid(s) Monthly Photo Project for 2012!
So what does this entail? The details are very simple. Every month you take a photo of you and one or all of your kids. That’s it! Easy peasy! And by the end of 2012, we will have at least 12 photo memories to share with our kid(s) as s/he/they get older.
How many photos do you have with your parents? I can count mine on one hand. :cry: So think of how wonderful a gift this will be for your family!
Here’s how to participate:
- Take (at least) 1 photo each month of you and your child(ren) before the end of the month
- Upload the photo to the EJP Me and My Kid(s) Project Album on the Eclectic Journey Photography Facebook fan page
- Add the submission month in the comments for the photo
- Look for featured submissions in the blog
- Rock on until the next month!
Other places to add your monthly photos:
- To the Me and My Kid(s) Project album on the Google+ EJP Page
- To the Flickr Me and My Kid(s) Flickr group
I think this project will be incredibly fun for everyone. Won’t you join up?
Are you participating? Grab the button for your blog/website:
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