I call it a 'Hey!' picture. The picture above, with friends Amy and Stacy was technically the first 'Hey!' picture taken. Just seconds before the picture was taken, I told them, yell 'Hey! It'll be cute.' And the 'Hey!' picture was born.
My hardcore scrapbooking buddies in Dallas and I continued creating 'Hey!' pictures (below)
Shortly after, we moved to Arizona. We joined a church, gained new friends and I integrated the 'Hey!' picture in every photo opportunity there was and there were plenty opportunities. This is the year that it evolved to include a hand motion. Now, it's a 2 part process, yell 'Hey!' and throw your hands in the air.
SSCC Women's Ministry Team
SSCC Women's Retreat
As you can see, the 'Hey!' picture works really great in large groups.
SSCC Scrapbooking Nights
However, it works equally well with small groups also.
And of course, medium size groups work perfectly.
SSCC Youth Flood Event
The key to executing a successful 'Hey!' picture is simply participation.
The more that participate the better the picture will turn out.
Thanksgiving at the Norton's
At times, it might be necessary to modify the hands due to space limitations,
this is perfectly fine, the picture will still turn out well.
SSCC National Scrapbooking Day Event
At times, you may be required to drag out the 'Hey!' to 'Heeeyyyy!' if the photographer is taking to long to snap the picture. If your subjects aren't aware of this hardfast rule the 'Hey!' will got lost in the picture and it doesn't matter how many fun props you have, the picture won't have the same 'fun' effect.
In 2005, I introduced the 'Hey!' picture to a large group of coworkers.
It was risky but they totally got it and the picture turned out great.
New Year's Eve
You may wonder if just 2 people can take a successful 'Hey!' picture. Yes.
Here's an example of just 2 people carefully pulling it off, it worked out great.
Just a word of caution. Always get the 'Hey!' over the hands.
Hands without the 'Hey!' will look just like that. Alot of hands with no 'Hey!' For example:
Family Birthdays in Texas
Tired of the same old boring family pictures? Need something different to spruce family pictures up?
Try a 'Hey!' picture.
'Hey!' picture goes International.
My Korean Aunt who doesn't speak any English totally understood the concept!
Eventually, the people you've trained in 'Hey!' pictures do it by themselves with no coaxing!
Be mindful that if you incorporate the 'Hey!' picture into your picture taking, you'll have to train the new people!
'Hey!' picture variation. If you happen to be taking a picture of a #1 winning championship team,
include the 'Hey!' but modify the hands, it works just as well.
About kids and the 'Hey!' picture. Like many things with kids, they pick it right up.
You'll never even have to explain it a second time to them.
In an eerie way, it's almost a natural instinct for them.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed the brief history and tutorial on the 'Hey!' picture.
Please don't hesitate to comment, should you have any questions.