What is considered "cheating" in photography?


AYC Nee

New Member
Sep 26, 2006
245
0
0
Jurong
#1
What would one consider as "cheating" in photography? Cheating is hard to define, so a simple definition is a deviation from what has been taken straight from the camera using just the camera lens and body, whether digital or film.

(1) Cropping
(2) Double or multiple exposure
(3) Use of various filters - color, polarizer, ND, rainbow, etc
(4) Photo editing using Photoshop, etc.
(5) Stitching of photos to form pano, 360 degree views, etc
(6) HDR photography using Photomatix, etc.

Your views much appreciated.
 

madmartian

Senior Member
May 2, 2009
20,218
11
0
Outer Space
#4
What would one consider as "cheating" in photography? Cheating is hard to define, so a simple definition is a deviation from what has been taken straight from the camera using just the camera lens and body, whether digital or film.

(1) Cropping
(2) Double or multiple exposure
(3) Use of various filters - color, polarizer, ND, rainbow, etc
(4) Photo editing using Photoshop, etc.
(5) Stitching of photos to form pano, 360 degree views, etc
(6) HDR photography using Photomatix, etc.

Your views much appreciated.
By using a camera? :dunno:
 

Numnumball

Senior Member
Mar 6, 2009
13,899
0
0
Central
#8
i do digital blending/DRI (which most i believe do) sometimes, this also consider cheating? :dunno:
 

mabmy

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2009
721
0
16
Simei
#10
I must be quite the cheat since i always pp my shots.
 

madmacs

Senior Member
Dec 13, 2002
5,456
0
36
madmacs.multiply.com
#11
What would one consider as "cheating" in photography? Cheating is hard to define, so a simple definition is a deviation from what has been taken straight from the camera using just the camera lens and body, whether digital or film.

(1) Cropping
(2) Double or multiple exposure
(3) Use of various filters - color, polarizer, ND, rainbow, etc
(4) Photo editing using Photoshop, etc.
(5) Stitching of photos to form pano, 360 degree views, etc
(6) HDR photography using Photomatix, etc.

Your views much appreciated.
claiming other people's photo as your own would definitely be cheating ;p

those you listed i would consider as enhancing, or at least attempting to enhance a photo.
 

#13
What is it? ...

Cheating => When there is only 3 birds on the branch of a tree, you PS in another 1~2 birds???? Consider? There is a changed in the photo originality.

There is no caterpillar on the leaf but u PS in 1 caterpillar biting the leaf with a hole?

anyway .. sometimes i am 'enhancing' the photo, then i compare before and after, i feel i am cheating too .. .lol :dunno:
 

zero o

New Member
Aug 8, 2007
306
0
0
www.flickr.com
#14
Dead horse alert ......

'Flogging a dead horse'
If someone is trying to convince people to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, they're flogging a dead horse. This is used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no-one supports anymore; beating a dead horse will not make it do any more work.

:)
 

#15
Dead horse alert ......

'Flogging a dead horse'
If someone is trying to convince people to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, they're flogging a dead horse. This is used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no-one supports anymore; beating a dead horse will not make it do any more work.

:)
Implying this is a meaningless thread? ... *no offense ya*
just confused.
 

Dec 12, 2008
175
0
0
#16
nah this is not meaningless, its a perennial debate that always come up in all photography forums, magazines, books, etc. Whatever it takes to get the image in your head into reality, thats what it takes for me. Cheating would be stealing other ppl's images and passing off as your own (as mentioned above)
 

catchlights

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 27, 2004
21,903
46
48
Punggol, Singapore
www.foto-u.com
#17
don't know anything but pretend know a lot of things,
claim other people works as his/her

are the most commonly known as cheating in photography
 

#18
nah this is not meaningless, its a perennial debate that always come up in all photography forums, magazines, books, etc. Whatever it takes to get the image in your head into reality, thats what it takes for me. Cheating would be stealing other ppl's images and passing off as your own (as mentioned above)
i see ... thats great ..
at least i am convince i am not cheating .. thats all for me. :>
 

Top Bottom