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Peter Lik Called Out by Photographers Over ‘Faked’ Moon Photo

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rick_reno, Feb 6, 2018.

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  1. rick_reno

    rick_reno

    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
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  2. This just goes to prove the power of marketing...

    Glenn
     
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  3. It's still a pretty cool image. Maybe master photoshopper is what they meant to say.
     
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  4. I wonder if he actually does that himself.
     
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  5. I walked through his gallery in Lahaina, HI a couple of years ago. There were some very impressive large prints there, but they all screamed "PHOTOSHOP" to me.
     
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  6. TonyW

    TonyW

    Jan 15, 2010
    UK
    And the power of masking ;) 
     
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  7. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    These days a photographic capture seems secondary to PP skills.
     
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  8. Photographic capture is now called "gathering pixels" for later processing.
     
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  9. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    True that. Personally I don't mind it, it's evolutionary.
     
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  10. Humm, clouds in back of the moon?? I don't think so.
     
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  11. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911

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    Central Ohio
    Andrew
    It's funny how these arguments ribbing use of photoshop cycle around...people were doing this same thing before photoshop. Too much wasted energy one something that is really a non-issue.
     
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  12. johncarol

    johncarol

    Jan 31, 2006
    SW Florida
    I think full disclosure is needed, art yes, photography not so much. Hard to get 24,000 miles of DOF. But then he is probably laughing all the way to the bank.

    OOPS correction 238,900 mi of DOF :)  Oh, and that is an average. Thanks Pa
     
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  13. I like that one. :) 
     
  14. If I ever opened up a photo studio to sell images, I would never lie about which of my images are digital art and which are natural images. I guess that's why I'm poor.
     
  15. I have altered my photographs in Photoshop on rare occasions...specifically to add or move a Moon for better composition. But, I always disclose when I do something like that. Edits such as adjusting contrast, reducing noise, cropping, sharpening don't require disclosure in my opinion. But, when you are adding key elements to an image, I think one should disclose it.

    In a similar manner, I believe photographers should disclose when they photograph a captive animal. I don't try to pretend that the images that I capture at the zoo were taken in the wild.

    Glenn
     
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  16. If I move an element for better composition I may not disclose it if I move it just a bit. I do agree with everything else you write.
     
  17. I have no problem with the use of PS as long as it's admitted. But apparently Lik claims it was a single exposure.

    That's 240,000, but as Nick says, what's a few zeros between friends. ;) 
     
  18. Doesn't sound like Peter Lik is a friend of mine!
     
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