Splash-n-Dash, Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park by Gavin Hardcastle – Fototripper I thought I’d post this to make a point.
It’s completely impossible to create a shot like this without compositing two or more images that were shot at completely different times and locations.
I’ve noticed a lot of ‘top photographers’ are using this technique to produce ‘fakes’. I don’t have a problem with that.
What I have a problem with is the photographers who pass off their fakes as the real deal. Sometimes they’ll even provide bogus stories that explain how they got the shot.
It’s complete claptrap.
I can take one look at a photo like this and I can see where the seams are.
Like I said, I have no issue with compositing multiple images to create a beautiful piece or art, but don’t pretend it’s real by providing a nonsense backstory.
If anyone want’s to straight out ask me if any one of my images was made by compositing I’ll gladly divulge.
I’d also be happy to put together a video tutorial explaining how I processed this image to make the composite if I get a lot of requests. And I mean a lot.