August 27, 2006

Fauxtography

There has been a lot on the web these days about Main-stream Media digitally altering photographs or the same scene being used as “proof” for several different “atrocities” in the Middle East.

Charles Johnson lead the discovery of this had has the relevant articles posted at the top of his website here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16

Here is a kinder and gentler example of Fauxtography
Here, you use Photoshop to make a real scene look as though it was a photo of a model of the scene.

From Receding Hairline:

FAKE MODEL PHOTOGRAPHY
With a very little effort, you can take existing photographs of everyday scenes and make it look like they're actually of miniature models.

It doesn't take much to fool the mind of the viewer, but there are a few basic rules you can follow to help convince your audience that they're looking at a railway set rather than the real world; see the section on picking the right photo at the bottom of this page. You'll need a copy of Photoshop CS or later to follow this tutorial.

Before and after:

fake-photo-monaco-real.jpg

fake-photo-monaco-model.jpg

The example in the tutorial is a bit overdone but I'm going to be having some fun this winter playing with this new technique… Cool!

And also, click on the first links to see just how 'true' and 'unbiased' our media is these days.

Posted by DaveH at August 27, 2006 10:20 PM | TrackBack
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