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Photoshop and patience help cool dad create epic baby photos

This kid's baby photos are more intense than yours.


Greg Seals


Published Mar 13, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 7:45 am CDT

Normally, posting photos on Instagram of your toddler hanging from a tree, teetering on the edge of his crib, or doing a handstand on the kitchen counter would earn you a call from Child Protective Services. But in the case of father Brandon Hill, these seemingly reckless snapshots earned him thousands of followers.

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Dinner rush. #MaddStunts

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Then, Brandon enlists the help of his wife or another production assistant to bring in and pose Maddox. The extra hands hold the star of the shoot in place while Brandon tries to take as many photos as possible.

The real magic happens when he starts editing the images.

“I’ll select the best shot of his body and expression, and then digitally remove the assistant holding him,” Hill said

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Hang tough. #MaddStunts

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All that hard work has paid off in dividends: Instead of boring snapshots taken at a Sears portrait studio, Maddox will have custom action shots to look back on fondly. But he’s not the only one who can delight in the images. Hill has been sharing the latest death-defying images on his Instagram account for everyone to enjoy.  

H/T Yahoo | Photo via tenaciousme/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 13, 2015, 5:56 pm CDT