Did you know using PS is cheating?

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billythek
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Re: Yes, it's cheating, in some cases
In reply to a5519, 6 months ago

A photographer has been fired because of manipulation

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/photography-blog/2014/jan/23/associated-press-narciso-contreras-syria-photojournalism

Sure, but news services have clear and unambiguous rules about manipulation that they spell out to their photographers. I think in the incident in question, the photographer just made a bonehead mistake and forgot the rule. Too bad. I don't think the manipulation materially altered the reality of the picture, it just removed an annoying distraction. But rules are rules.

But no such rules exist for modifying the background of a mothers picture of her little girl. Provided it improves the picture I don't see much harm. But, I've seen lots of botched jobs at replacing skies, for example, that make me want to scream.
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