It’s Xmas season and I did a drive to the beach and back for a day. On the way back I felt inspired to create a fun view of my rear-end for all those crazy holiday travellers who were so keen to overtake me in their rush to make it to some holiday spot.
The dust had gathered on the car from an interstate drive a week before.
It takes a bit of timing to get some shots just right – dealing with the delayed press of the camera button on taking and saving the digital image – to getting the feline subject to be looking in the right direction just as the picture is taken.
One trick I do is when I am ready to take the shot (and often starting to press the shutter button) I make a small pop or hiss noise with my mouth or click my fingers just above or near the lens or direction I want the cat to face.
If they stare long enough I can then capture nice detailed shots – if they keep moving I just get more blurry pics.
Someone asked about having some kind of template to work on so they can get their profile appearing just the way they want it.
So I decided to help them out. Below you can download a copy of what I have been using in a few types of formats – just edit them to help set yourself new profile pictures that will hopefully line up just the way you want them to!
Feel free to use these for creating your own – it would be cool to see more awesomely created profile pics. If you kids are lucky I might be tempted to add some optional layers to the XCF & PSD files later on depending on the feedback I get.