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From Crosseyed to Butterflies: How to turn an unique capture into an unforgettable image

compositing newborn Nov 22, 2016

What happens when the baby you are photographing notices her own nose and crosses her eyes in the picture? Well, if you are Britany Denoncour you take the cross-eyed picture as the perfect opportunity to create a whimsical, one-of-a-kind image. Britney specializes in newborn and baby photography, and she caused quite a sensation when she posted a creative composite image in our Compositing Facebook Group of baby Mariah checking out a butterfly sitting at the tip of her nose.  

Sometimes the most unlikely photos can make the best subjects for a composite image. With a little imagination, Britany was able to turn a silly, and somewhat blooper photo, into an unforgettable image that delights everyone who see it.

Britany suggests swaddling babies before laying them down in position to be photographed. To recreate Britany’s image, you can try placing a toy directly in front of the baby’s nose and slowly bringing it closer and then pulling it away a few times to...

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