Cheating?

Hello everyone! I am back to blogging again. I had a little break while I was sorting some personal stuff out, but now I am baack!

I have just got finished watching a video from Thomas Heaton who brings up the subject about adding/removing objects from images. It also brought up a lot of mixed comments as I saw in his comment section.

I believe that removing objects to make the image better is completely fine. As in, if a bit of rubbish is in shot or a stray hair on a models face. But also I believe that adding stuff to an image is fine as well. BUT not telling someone and trying to past it off as an original is completely wrong.

This is a composite - two images put together in photoshop

This is a composite - two images put together in photoshop

So for example, the above image is a composite(a fake) I took two images, put them into photoshop, bit of magic and BOOM this above image was born. Now if I tried to past this off as an original, i think that would be wrong. I get that photography is an art, but even artists have a few rules they abide by.

What are your thoughts?

Anthony Hibbert