Picture day isn’t just about taking a nice shot for your parents to hang on the wall, it’s about taking a picture that you’d be okay with most of your peers looking at forever. That said, a school picture lasts a lifetime whether it’s good or bad. Twelve-year-old Carter Hutsell’s recent school pictures will stand the test of time for sure, but it doesn’t have anything to do with his smile or haircut, but rather an unfortunate shirt choice that made it look like he’s a disembodied head.
For most people who remember school picture day — along with the long lines and the impossible head tilt, there was also the variety of fake backgrounds that the photographer would switch in and out for each shot. But Hutsell and his mom weren’t aware that this background would be a green screen, so they didn’t see anything wrong with him wearing a green shirt for the big day. But, once it became clear that his photographer was using a green screen to create the background, Carter’s photos took a hilariously unexpected turn, with everything below his neck blending in with each background, including the American flag.
My son – “Mom, I shouldn’t have worn the green shirt for pictures. It will blend in with the green screen they…
“My son – ‘Mom, I shouldn’t have worn the green shirt for pictures. It will blend in with the green screen they used,’” Carter’s mom Laurel wrote on Facebook. “Me: ‘They used a green screen? What?! I probably should have read some fine print. Maybe they will be ok.’”
The finished photos have been shared almost 50,000 times, and despite the fact that they didn’t turn out quite right, it’s hard to say they weren’t worth the money. Laurel seems to be getting a good laugh out of them. As she wrote, “At least his hair and smile were on point!”