Photoshop my Band's Publicity Shot!
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $30
- Entries Received: 119
- Winner: mobyartist2
Hi, everybody. This is kind of a lark, but I'm hoping one of you Photoshop wizards out there can do something cool with one of the publicity shots for my band. We took over 300 pictures in a variety of poses, and as expected, many were not useable at all; somebody was in the middle of a smile, hair was blowing in weird ways, the outdoor lighting changed in a way that didn't work right, etc.
There were a few pictures that turned out really good, though, where we all look good, were smiling nice, decent lighting, and so forth... but the problem with those is that they are BORING! We are a comedic, creative, high-energy children's music band. And nothing about those particular pictures conveys that, at all, really. Some of the other poses we did were very active and funny and showed us with the personality I wanted to capture... but NONE of those pictures are able to be used for various reasons (see above). In retrospect, we should have just taken 300 pictures of the active, humorous type (we're planning a reshoot soon and will do that next time), but we thought we might also need some basic, standing all together types of shots. And of course, those are the only ones that actually turned out decent. Sigh.
Anyway, here's where you come in... I'm wondering if there might be some way to take these pictures (or at least one of them), remove the background, and put us in some kind of context that actually looks really good or has a clever or funny context. Cartoons, 3D, outer space, funny hats on our heads... I don't know. Use your imagination and sense of humor. I'm skeptical that this can be done in a way that doesn't seem gimmicky or hokey or draw even more attention to the fact that we are just standing there doing nothing. Then again, I don't necessarily mind something being a gimmick, if it's clever enough and looks good in some way.
But being that I'm doubtful this can work as more than a joke, I can't really throw too much money at it, especially after what we already spent on the pictures (and will likely be spending again on more pictures). So unfortunately, I can only offer the minimum $30 for this contest. And for that I'm hoping to get something amusing that I may be able to add to a flyer for a show, or post on our Facebook page, or something like that, mostly as a joke. However, if you are able to come up with something really amazing that I do want to use as our official publicity shot, then I promise I will double that amount and pay you $60 for it. And if I like more than one person's work, and want to use anything else other than what I choose as the winner, I may offer to pay something for it... so even if you don't "win" the contest here, there's a chance your work may not be for nothing.
Again, I'm doubtful that anything really useful can be made out of these pictures, but I hope you take that as a challenge! I'm certainly open-minded to be blown away if someone can be truly clever. I also apologize for the short turn around time for this (5 days), but I'll need to reschedule the reshoot on our pictures soon... I can't wait too long to see whether I may not need to do that, if one of these pictures can be salvaged.
I'm including three different pictures. Pick one, or more, and do your thing! If it helps as far as getting ideas for the tone or style that might work, you may want to check out my music or videos... look up "Eric Herman" on Google or YouTube and you'll find my work. (Note: I am not the huge American football player named "Eric Herman"!) But if you keep in mind the description I mentioned above... comedic, creative, high-energy children's music band... that's what I need to convey. Not sure how you can possibly get "high-energy" from us just standing there, but well, if all of the rest of the qualities are represented, I would take that.
“Did a great job on the Photoshop task. Very creative and was excellent about changing things as requested.”
EricHermanMusic, United States.