Dad Photoshops images of premature son to create 'manly pics'
Content Editor / February 07 2019
Father of two Matt McMillan has found an unusual way to celebrate his son Ryan, who was born nine weeks premature.
The talented Dad has used photoshop on images of Ryan to make it look like he’s doing ‘manly’ things, such as shaving, skateboarding and using power tools.
During Ryan’s six weeks in the NICU, Matt and his wife decided to look for the positive, according to Bored Panda.
“Each shoot took about 15-20 minutes. Most of the work is in the setup and editing. First, I had to make props and find outfits for most of the pictures,” he explained.
“The next step was setting up the scene, framing the shot, arranging props, and setting up the lighting, where appropriate. Some of the setups were elaborate — like for the benchpress photo,” Matt added.
“For this one, I made a rig that hung from the ceiling. It mounted the camera and also held the barbell above Ryan so all he had to do was grip it, rather than hold it up.
“My wife often helped out by holding him so I could put his hands/arms/legs in certain positions, holding things,” he explained.
“After I got the pictures of Ryan, I would take some shots of anything that he couldn’t actually hold, like the ax swinging or the fish on the fishing line.”
Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.