I thought parents from near and far would like to see the output of the silhouette shots mentioned in a post about two weeks ago... and it took that long to make sure parents were okay with me posting them here. Enjoy a short clip of the silhouette followed by a pose of the child's choosing (okay, I encouraged the funny faces).
The photos were apparently a hit, as another teacher wanted me to photoshop her photos for the same fundraiser. Photography is a lot like child-rearing. While it's tempting to give in, you'll get much better results by doing the right thing up front rather than cleaning up the mess (both literally and figuratively) later. Such is the case with photoshop. You could create a silhouette with virtually any photo and waste anywhere from a few minutes to probably half an hour on each photograph. As a father of two, there's no time to mess around so I did this instead:
Technical Baby Photography Note:
- One light blasted a dirty whiteboard to make it actually look white in the photos
- The second light was gelled with a 1/4 CTO to warm up the skin and shot through a portable softbox to hide any wrinkles (kidding). It was turned off for the silhouette and on for the funny faces portraits.
- ... and I was positioned so I could turn off the second light, fend off a few curious critters and take photos of the giggling model.
Special thanks to Aidan's teacher Mrs. S, who is extremely organized and gifted with keeping the kids entertained. The entire setup, photographing 22 kids and breakdown took less than an hour as a result. I believe well over $300 will be raised for our schools.
Update: Here's the art project: