Thursday, October 15, 2009

Phun with Photo Booth

The computers in the classrooms at school are Macs. We are a strict no-Apple household, the Cowboy and I. Well, mostly the Cowboy. His dad worked for and retired from IBM, so he is anti-Apple. I did manage to get him to buy me an iPod touch for Christmas last year, but he wasn't happy about it.

Anyhoo, the computers are school are Macs, which has taken me some time to get used to, but I'm not a hater, and I could see myself happily using a Mac and loving it. There are some pretty
neat programs on it, including one called Photo Booth. It's pretty much exactly what it says it is, and it takes pictures or videos of you. Here's a lovely shot I took of myself at school
this week for a project.















It's a long story to try and explain the meaning of me holding a clip board. Well, not that long, I just don't feel like it. Because the really cool part about the Photo Booth application is the
effects. You just choose an effect such as "Black and White" or "X-Ray" and you can change the kind of picture it takes of you. You can also choose different backgrounds.

We were a little slow in class today, and I had some fun experimenting with this program.

Color Pencil
















Glow
















Thermal
















X-ray















Sepia
















Pop Art















Really, I'm not vain or anything. I don't absolutely love looking at pictures of myself, despite this post. I just thought this program was pretty neat.

Now come the fun ones! I'll let these speak for themselves.

Mirror Image

















































I will have nightmares about the next one.































Also, I'd like to add that it was extremely humid today. Humidity does crazy things to my hair, which is why it looks all disheveled and standy uppy in these pictures.
















This next one is my favorite.















I love this picture. I don't know why. I think it is completely awesome, and in an odd way looks completely like me and yet totally nothing like me at all. How is this possible?

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