Monday, February 18, 2008

Photography in the News

Of course, if you are going to 'shop, you'll want to do it well enough to not get caught. Also, not when employed as a news photographer.


"Photo enthusiasts used their detective skills to prove that an award-winning photographer had digitally doctored an image purportedly showing antelope roaming just metres from a fast-moving train.

Chinese photographer Liu Weiqiang confessed after an internet user spotted a 'red line', which on closer inspection, turned out to be a join between two separate images that had been stitched together."
Editor quits, paper apologizes over doctored photo
"Photographer Liu Weiqiang's fake shot that appears to show Tibetan antelopes crossing near a bridge on the Qinghai-Tibet railway as a train passes. Wang Zhongyi, chief editor of the newspaper, resigned on Sunday over the scandal, according to sources at the Daqing-based press.

The newspaper's apology came two days after staff photographer Liu Weiqiang, 41, admitted he faked the picture."
Photographer 'sorry' for faking Tibetan antelope picture, blacklisted by Chinese media
"The 41-year-old photographer allegedly pieced together two photos into one to show more than 20 Tibetan antelopes roaming peacefully under a bridge of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

The photo, named "Qinghai-Tibet Railway opening green passageway for wild animals", was among the "10 most impressive news photos of 2006", an annual event sponsored by state media China Central Television (CCTV)."
And I thought Photoshop meant never having to say you're sorry.

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