Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Silly Monkey Story - Our First Photoshopped Family

While we were still dressed up from our niece's Bat Mitzvah, we set up for our annual family portrait for our holiday cards. Year after year, we've managed to get all four of us together in the same shot. There's no cheating with multiple shots in our family. After upwards of 20 or 30 shots, there's usually one that all of us look good in. Last year's photo was such an ordeal, that I swore that we'd have to photoshop the next one. But first, I always take a series of test shots to set up the lighting, background, etc. And Adam graciously provided a series of monkey faces.

Adam Ooo

Adam sideways

Adam cross-eyed

Adam tongue

Adam sad

Here is the photo where three out of four of us looked good. Dova's smirk and reflection from her glasses were not so good...

Rejected family portrait

So I took this good photo of Dova, from another test shot.

Doug and Dova

And I photoshopped her face onto the family portrait. Luckily, it lined up well and I had to do minimal blending. While I was at it, I got rid of some of that eerie glow around Doug's glasses. So voilĂ , here is our photoshopped family:


Alright, after all that work, maybe multiple shots aren't such a bad idea.

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