As a family, we have a tendency to wait until the last minute for most things. My oldest son, wanted Valentine’s Day cards with him hanging off a cliff. Somehow we didn’t get that done and it was suddenly tonight at about 7:00 PM.

So, I had him hang off one of the stairs and shot it from above. No flash and crappy lighting but a decent enough shot for what we needed. Five minutes later and we had a cliff view thanks to Google. Another 10 minutes of Photoshop between the two of us and we were able to push the finished shot straight to Walmart for printing.1

After I got everyone to bed, I was able to pick up 35 copies.2

I don’t want to make any sweeping generalizations, I just thought it was pretty impressive that we can do things like that in so little time, with so little effort.

1 I know but focus on the story.

2 .09 cents a piece, not too bad and far better than the crap I’d buy in the store.

Comments on this post

  1. Jen said on February 14, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I should have sent my orders to you yesterday- my homemade plans were foiled when I realized we were out of ink on the printer. I will be forced to by Dora at the store this morning

    • Tom said on February 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      I’m happy to take custom orders. There will be a small additional fee . . .

  2. Ben said on February 17, 2012 at 9:31 am

    You forgot the most important part of the story! Why did your son want a Valentine of himself falling off a cliff?

  3. Stephanie Yonce said on February 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Best. Valentine. Ever.