Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Photo Shoot

I enjoy taking photos, but to creatively manipulate those photos is even more fun. My daughter likes to give seasonal pictures of my granddaughter to all our family members. I help by shooting the photos, and using Photoshop to create something pretty from them. Our vision was to create a series of angel themed pictures. Here are excerpts from the photo shoot, and the finished products.
Angel Pose #1

Finished Product

Angel Pose #2-Collage

I snapped individual pictures of my granddaughter holding each of the letters. Then I put them together to make this angel collage.

Angel Pose #3-Flying Effect

I replaced the red ball with the planet earth, which I cut from a photo that I downloaded from the NASA website...added a night sky, some stars, and an effect that makes the angel look as if she is whooshing through the air.

My sister, who is the director of a life outreach center, asked me to create a card from this photo of two of her friends children.
Just look at those faces. They look like Botticelli paintings. Yes?

Hope you're days are filled with PEACE and JOY.


Kate said...

I loooove the pictures!!!! I bet it is easy to have a photo shoot with such a beautiful model! We can't wait to see you guys!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, what beautiful photographs. You are so talented. Merry Christmas.

Heidi - what's in a name? said...

THose pictures and cards are just precious!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What precious pictures! You are talented.

Efrat Dalton said...

WoW, what a wonderful idea and beautiful kids. You are so talented.

Coastal Sisters said...

These picures are just lovely. What a great talent!

Hapy Holidays,
LuLu Kellogg~*

Anonymous said...

Great pix! Adorable!

Betty said...

I'm new to your posts and am enjoying playing 'catch up'. Your granddaughter is absolutely precious! You have a true gift with the camera!