First there were photographs – well actually there was daguerreotype which as a process is still less than 200 years old. But one imagines that shortly after the mastery of photography came the desire to alter photographs. And in the digital age that’s generally been through the use of Adobe Photoshop and others of its ilk – hence the entrance of the word photoshopping into common usage. Incidentally, Adobe actually frowns on the usage of photoshopping as a verb lest it become the next Kleenex or Xerox. But now there’s Photoshoot, the App, a different brand of well, photo alteration.
Photoshoot as its name suggests is an app for shooting photos but not in the way you might think. It allows you to use a photo as a dartboard, shooting objects such as tomatoes at it. Possibilities are endless with this app for anyone who has ever entertained creative thoughts for shooting at photographs. This creativity obviously being guided by the subject of the photo and the shooter’s feelings about such a subject. A photograph of a loving pet, for instance might generate hearts and kisses using Photoshoot, the app.
The app is generating much discussion for the types of objects one might shoot at a photo. These include tomatoes, spitballs, pies, eggs and more. Again, this all depends on the shooter’s feelings about the subject of the photograph. One imagines family members, co-workers, people from past relationships and more as possible subjects. For some reason women get kinder gentler treatment while men get the tomatoes and spitballs.
Now, on the average cold rainy weekend, rather than the same old game of darts, Photoshoot seems like a fun way to “turn your emotions into laughter” according to the developers – until you get bored and go for real photo editing software.
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