Virtual Easter Bunny photos offer safe method to uphold spring tradition

As testament to the ingenuity businesses are applying to matters amid state-wide stay-at-home orders, a photography business is offering digitally doctored Easter Bunny portraits through Sunday, April 12. Picture Me Bunny has partnered with the Long Beach Towne Center, which is offering a $5 discount to those who’d like to safely uphold what is a springtime tradition for many families.

To get the Easter Bunny portrait, participants take photos of themselves and then electronically upload the at-home portrait to the Picture Me Bunny website which then photoshops the images. As simple as it sounds, there are a few tips to ensure the doctored image looks as realistic as possible. All you need to do is take the photo in front of a white backdrop or white wall, but if that’s not an option, a white sheet or blanket will do.

If you’ve got a DLSR camera, we suggest using that to take the photo. As refined as your iPhone 11 camera may be, the image quality from a DSLR can’t be beat.

It might feel a little phony taking an Easter Bunny portrait from home, but there are some upsides. For instance, no lines. Better still, no loudly excited soon-to-be loudly terrified and screaming children.

Digital photo packages start at $29.99  for one person in the photos. Any additional people can be added for $6 a person. To apply the Long Beach Towne Center’s $5 discount, enter HAPPYBUNNY at checkout. For more information, visit the Picture Me Bunny website.

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Cheantay Jensen is an editorial intern who covers art and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post.