Every photographer encounters the occasional bloopers and outtakes.
By definition, wikipedia defines a blooper as “a deleted scene, containing a mistake made by a member of the cast or crew…an error made during a live radio or TV broadcast or news report, usually in terms of misspoken words or technical errors.” So, expanding on that, a photography blooper is an error made by the subject or photographer in a photo session.
Most photography bloopers and outtakes get deleted, but don’t discount all of them. Outtakes are often an opportunity to laugh and smile, and sometimes they end up your favorite images from a session. Customers often have a soft spot for these funny moments and they make a great 4×6 print thank you gift to include with a purchase.
Here are a few favorites that MCP customers shared on our Facebook Group and Facebook Page (make sure to LIKE/JOIN us at both so you do not miss out on the fun we have). As you’ll see, some outtakes involve bodily fluid, while others have photo bombing, inopportune timing and funny faces. We love them all.
Got a blooper? We’d love you to upload your images in the comments below. Also every Saturday afternoon on the MCP Page, we do a Silly Saturday post. You can add your photo(s) to the thread, including iPhone pics, etc.
And make sure to SHARE this post and PIN your favorite photography bloopers and outtakes!
Photo by Jessica Roberts Photography. “Caught my baby spitting up at our holiday card shoot this year. Edited with MCP Newborn Necessities– Pick Me Up, Blushing for Lips & Cheeks, Sharp Eyelashes; and Natural Vignette.”
Photo by Heidi Radford Photography. “This was edited with Newborn Necessities and Eye Doctor to try and sharpen up the eyes. The shot was blurry due to my unsteady hand from laughing so hard…. The mom was a champ and didn’t even flinch.”
Photo by Sugarbee Photography. “This was taken during the senior portraits I did for my cousin. Despite a few bloopers, we did manage to get some gorgeous images during that session. This was edited with actions from the Newborn Necessities set (Paint on Gray Skin Fix, Baby Lotion, This Little Piggy, Peach Fuzz, Sharp Eyelashes, Crying for Contrast) and Eye Doctor.”
Photo by Cinnamon Wolfe Photography. “I have my families close their eyes and then open on the count of 5 … I snapped this before 5. They all look so peaceful? Or tired? Edited with Enlighten Lightroom Presets: Chamomile overlay, slight brighten and sharpen.”
Photo by Kristin Helsley Williams Photography. “This is what two-year-olds really think of photo sessions! Haha! Edited with Summer Solstice Base and Oasis.”
Photo by Heidi Radford Photograpy. “Dad was supposed to be kissing baby’s forehead but didn’t like the instructions mom was giving on “how” to kiss so this was his response to her. I had no idea it was coming but happened to snap the pic in action. Quickly edited with Newborn Necessities actions.”
Photo by Kristal Davis Photography. “This was edited with MCP ‘Take my Color Away’ from the Complete Workflow actions. The parents LOVED this shot. I titled it: How many more?”
Photo by Diana Welden. “Tried to get some of my girls at the beach; the little one decided to eat sand. Edited with MCP Summer Solstice actions.”
Photo my Heidi McClelland Photography. Image kinda says it all… Picked this one just for you. “Edited with Four Seasons actions.”
Photo by Sue Zellers. “Most bloopers like this make my Christmas Cards that go to my dog loving friends. Simple edit of Inspire Brilliant Base.”
Photo by Christine Sines. “I did use MCP Inspire Brilliant Color Base and Webify sharp to help bring life back to this scanned image. Original was lost when computer was stolen. This pic has always been my fav oops of my son, and the timing was perfect.”
Photo by Nancy Zagavlia.”The little sis was overly dramantic when she saw her brother lifted a log wood… nothing actually happened.”
Photo by Nikki Kutz. The face says it all. Edited with MCP Fusion.
Photo by Jenna Beth Schwartz. “We had just sat him down in the chair for a portrait and…. oops. Edited with MCP Fusion and Newborn Necessities.”
Photos by Brent Burden Photography. “Part 1 (left image) – Edited with MCP Enlighten Presets chamomile and honey. I know, not much a shot, but you can see the groom just behind the dog… Part 2 (right image) – I call this shot ‘The Show Must Go On.’ Edited with Mini Quick Clicks Light Bright Color, decrease exposure 1/2 stop and slight brighten.”
Photo by Diedre Bruster Tasler. I am thinking “Three’s Company” for this one. “Edited with Inspire actions: Inspire Brilliant Base 25% opacity, masked off skin. MCP Epic- Epic burn around the girls. Pumpkin tones painted on pumpkins.”
Photo by Posy Creative. “I took this photo of my family for our Christmas Card. I cracked up when I saw my youngest son. And by the way, this one is going on the card! I’m putting it on the back. Couldn’t resist. Edited with Bag of Tricks Photoshop Actions.
Photo by Jen Largent-Farnam. Love and… Edited with MCP Fusion: Color Fusion Mix and Match.
Photo by Kristen Livingston. “This is my 3 year old Hope! I was trying so hard to get a real smile and she kept making these faces they made me bust out laughing and eventually get THE shot! Edited with Autumn Equinox Ghost Stories action.”
Photo by Posy Creative. “As you can see, the dog snuck up from behind. Priceless. MCP’s magic black backdrop, magic fill light, and magic clarity – all from Bag of Tricks actions.”
If you counted, you’ll see this makes 21. But I had to add it here. Photo by Matt Friedman (yes – my husband took this photo of me) with a Canon 5D MKIII and 24-70 2.8 lens. Doesn’t it “take great pictures?” Note the amazing blurred subject and perfectly centered subject (me). Edited with Fusion’s One Click Color – just for fun.