Friday, January 19, 2018

Photoshop fail: Family given hilarious creepy faces by 'professional' photographer

Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/world/photoshop-fail-family-given-hilarious-creepy-faces-professional-photographer
By Karen Lim, klim@sph.com.sg, AsiaOne, 15 January 2018


Ok.
PHOTO: "Ok. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $2-250 for a family photo shoot. Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us....She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos. Feel free to share 😂😂😂 I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS!!!!! You can't make this stuff up.....again, this is NOT a joke - final product"
PHOTO: Facebook/Pam Dave Zaring
Picture posted by Karen Lim, AsiaOne on 15 January 2018

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Some of us might have hired professional photographers at least once in our lifetime for one of those important family milestone photo shoots. But for this family in the United States, their portraits will be something they'll remember for life.

Pam and Dave Zaring, who are based in Missouri, reportedly paid US$250 (S$330) to a professional photographer for what they thought would be nice family portraits of their 'blended' family in a park in St Louis.

To their horror, what came back many months later were badly retouched images on a scale so epic, the photographs have gone viral over the past few days.



The photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy.
PHOTO: The photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy. The photographs have gone viral over the past few days. The post has since been shared over 374,000 times with over 193 comments.
Picture posted by Isabel Dobinson and Zoe Forsey, Social Audience Writer on 14 January 2018 at 16:25
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In the mindboggling images, all family members looked like they had just walked out of a 90s video game - their teeth, eyes and skin looked like they were painted on and although funny, they looked kind of creepy too.

Pam told KCEN that her kids were "so confused" by the photos and kept saying that they looked like Lego people.

According to Pam, they were approached by a middle-aged woman in May 2017 who claimed that she was an experienced professional photographer.


The family have a good sense of humour and decided to share the photos online for their family and friends to enjoy.
PHOTO: The family have a good sense of humour and decided to share the photos online for their family and friends to enjoy.
Picture posted by Isabel Dobinson and Zoe Forsey, Social Audience Writer on 14 January 2018 at 16:25

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They had forgotten about the photos until last week when the photographer told them she was done editing the photos and would send a disc over by post.

When Pam opened the files, she told KCEN that she "never laughed this hard in my life".

She then posted the final photos that she received on her Facebook post on Jan 13.



Instead of happy, laughing faces, the photos now look very bizarre - and they're actually a bit creepy.
PHOTO: Instead of happy, laughing faces, the photos now look very bizarre - and they're actually a bit creepy.
When Pam opened the files, she told KCEN that she "never laughed this hard in my life".
Picture posted by Isabel Dobinson and Zoe Forsey, Social Audience Writer on 14 January 2018 at 16:25
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She wrote: "Ok. This is NOT a joke. We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $2-250 for a family photo shoot. Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us.
"She said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos.

 

The photographer, who claimed to be a professional, said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos.
PHOTO: The photographer, who claimed to be a professional, said the shadows were really bad on the beautiful, clear, sunny day and that her professor never taught her to retouch photos.
Picture posted by Isabel Dobinson and Zoe Forsey, Social Audience Writer on 14 January 2018 at 16:25 

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The photos have now been shared more than 300,000 times and has attracted attention worldwide.
PHOTO: The photos have now been shared more than 300,000 times and has attracted attention worldwide.
Pam later added: "In no way is this post meant to be vicious. It was worth the money we spent for the humor we received!!!! I hope y’all have laughed as hard as we have!!!!" [2]
Picture posted by Isabel Dobinson and Zoe Forsey, Social Audience Writer on 14 January 2018 at 16:25
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Other Facebook users have been quick to share their views on the unique photos.
PHOTO: Other Facebook users have been quick to share their views on the unique photos.
One person wrote: "So funny! What the hell was she thinking when she gave these to you?!"
Another added: "I don't know what's worst.... the teeth or the different sized eyeballs."
One woman is already hoping their will be a follow-up photoshoot: "This is comedic gold." [2]
Picture posted by Isabel Dobinson and Zoe Forsey, Social Audience Writer on 14 January 2018 at 16:25

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"Feel free to share...I literally have not laughed this hard in YEARS!!!!! You can't make this stuff up.....again, this is NOT a joke - final product."

The post has since been shared over 374,000 times with over 193 comments.

In case you're wondering how they really look like, here's an actual family portrait:



The actual family portrait
PHOTO: The actual family portrait
Photo: Facebook/Pam Dave Zaring
Picture posted by Karen Lim, AsiaOne on 15 January 2018

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Thankfully, Pam finds the entire ordeal hilarious. She has asked the photographer for the original photos but did not ask for a refund.

"This has been worth every dime that we spent", she told KCEN.

The awfully edited photos have also been the subject of Photoshop editing lessons for photography sites ISO1200 and Petapixel.



Photoshop editing lessons for photography sites ISO1200 and Petapixel
PHOTO: Photoshop editing lessons for photography sites ISO1200 and Petapixel
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So if you're looking at editing (out) someone's face, Pam's photos might be something worth taking note of.



If you're looking at editing (out) someone's face, Pam's photos might be something worth taking note of.
PHOTO: If you're looking at editing (out) someone's face, Pam's photos might be something worth taking note of.
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By Karen Lim, klim@sph.com.sg, AsiaOne, 15 January 2018



Reference
[1] Karen Lim, AsiaOne, Photoshop fail: Family given hilarious creepy faces by 'professional' photographer, posted on 15 January 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/world/photoshop-fail-family-given-hilarious-creepy-faces-professional-photographer

[2] Isabel Dobinson and Zoe Forsey, Social Audience Writer, 'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifying, posted on 14 January 2018 at 16:25, https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/professional-photographer-decides-edit-family-11850661

Links
also been the subject of Photoshop editing lessons - https://petapixel.com/2018/01/13/photoshop-portraits-style-pam-dave-zarings-family-photos/