I can never get my pup Zizi to stay still enough to capture a good selfie of the two of us! Being a small and zippy ball of energy, he’s often found bouncing around the room, chasing shadows and shaking up his toys giddily with delight. Even when he’s plonked his chubby Corgi butt sat down next to me, I can’t quite snap a photo fast enough because he seems to sense something is up and jumps up to lick my face. The end result is always a blur of fur and doggy drool.
It’s such a dilemma! Because I would love a nice photo of my dear pup next to me, as that drooling little furball makes me so happy.
Fortunately, this latest Digital Creativity challenge helped me to achieve a much better selfie than I could’ve ever dreamed of shooting on my camera or phone by myself. I learned how to use GIMP and Paint 3D to isolate and layer separate photos of my dog and I together into one image.
Here is a series of progression shots of the steps I took to create one of my all-time favourite photos...