I was going through my old pictures and stuff the other day on my laptop and found an old picture that my brother and I had faked of Bigfoot. So, I decided to show you guys to see what you thought of it. We did it a long time ago, it must've been made around 2007 or 2008 when we thought of the idea and decided to try it. Has anybody else tried this? We wanted to see how easy it REALLY was to fake a picture of Bigfoot, so we tried it ourselves and found out that it is very easy.
It's actually quite easy and doesn't require much. All you need is a camera and a photo editing program. I used the Picnik photo editor found on Picasa. This is what makes it hard to tell online if the pictures are really real or just fake photos of some guy in a costume. The easy ways to created faked photos of "Bigfoot" or the Loch Ness Monster...
So, we just went up in another "woods" area at my house. It's like a big rock covered in trees and dirt. In some places, it's nice and dense and great for photos. Here's a photo of some of it:
Yeah, so you can see what I mean by "dense". Not like a complete jungle, but denser than my other, larger woods area that doesn't really have any good spots for doing this type of thing. We soon figured out that this spot wouldn't work, either...
LOL if we tried it there there'd be no chance of really faking it well. Maybe we could've stood way back there, but it just wouldn't work. The other area would have to do, as we noticed, so we tried it there.
Here's the original picture, taken with a 5MP camera set to black and white mode. It was taken in the "dense" leaves in front of a trail. It was up on a hill, so it appeared to make our "Bigfoot" look larger, as planned.
The picture was meant to look like it was taken out of one of those night-vision cameras or something like that. The "Bigfoot" is behind the trees and walking away from the camera. I also made the picture a little bit grainier and duller than the first picture. The simplest way to make it look real was to just take a grainy photo in black and white while wearing a coat or something like that to make a better appearance.
It's hard to make it look like the person ("Bigfoot") has hair or fur because we didn't have a costume or anything like that. Most people don't have a Bigfoot costume just lying around...
So, after a little editing and refining, here's how it eventually came out.
It just looks like a big person walking through the woods at night. Now, there are a few reasons why somebody might be a little fooled by this photo at first.
1. Regular human people don't walk through the woods at night.
2. People have ears and a different structure of the head.
3. The trees and foliage really make it look like it was taken where no trails were, and people usually only walk on trails when they're in the woods.
4. Because of the carefully-placed camera angles, "Bigfoot" appears to be larger and taller than he really is in comparison to the trees and stuff around him.
Also, because of the camera angle, you cannot see the hands, feet, face, or the bottom of the tree, which makes people wonder how tall the tree really is and how tall "Bigfoot" stands. The ground cannot be seen, making it impossible to figure out how tall it is.
I think that it looks pretty real and could fool a few people, but not many. You can tell that there is no hair or fur, and that the head doesn't have any ears or anything. The green affect for the night-vision look came out pretty good.
This actually turned out to be really fun and interesting in the end. It really makes you wonder about those pictures on the internet that you think aren't real of Bigfoot and all that...
What do you think? Did I fool you? Probably not...