http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157488 ... e=&seller=
"From the earliest days of the art form... photography has been fertile ground for fakery...
Photo Fakery is the first book on the history of all types of photographic fakery and manipulation...
hundreds of photographs that were contrived or altered, often succeeding greatly in their fakery by playing a part in history...
benefits and dangers of doctored photos and the many problems raised for the legal profession...
with examples never before seen by the general public, Photo Fakery is for anyone who wants to be a savvy media observer."
"Dino Brugioni, formerly one of the CIA's senior photo interpreters..."
sounds fun, might get one...
sublimity wrote:EDIT: Here's an interesting (obvious) selection:
"..we can tell it is a montage because of its depth of field. When objects both near and far, are in perfect focus it is a good bet that at least two photos were used in its creation"
This image immediately came to mind
nonhocapito wrote:Well it is not so simple because the alleged photographer of the ISS is not "near" it: it is imagined as miles away in the soyuz and using a tele. The final result should be compared to that of showing a landscape in focus, with the moon in the sky background also in focus. Those effects do not necessarily require a montage. (Not to imply the ISS picture is real, of course).
hoi.polloi wrote:One thing is clear: This is not photography of any sort.
Georges Seurat - La Parade (1889) - detail showing pointillism technique.
Instead of painting outlines and shapes with brush strokes and areas of colour, pointillism builds up the image from separate coloured dots of paint. From a distance, the dots merge and appear to be areas of shaded tones, but the colours have an extra vibrancy from the juxtaposition of contrasting dots.
Due to the limitations of printing and video displays, the true effect can only really be seen looking at an original painting.
icarusinbound wrote:Without reaching for tinfoil hats (yet), I notice the Error Level Analysis website http://errorlevelanalysis.com/, run by Image Forensics, is still unavailable. It was unreachable for a while around a week ago, same again a few days back, and now it reports:Please hang tight whilst we move to a new server!.
Stay tuned for when we relaunch:<enter email address>
Most unfortunate. Any known alternatives?
ps Simon/Hoi, why not offer to host a mirror service? Many users of this site might be willing to subscribe to support this
icarusinbound wrote:A further ELA tool-site now appears to be unavailable...http://www.fotoforensics.com/ has disappeared since Sunday 9 Sep, when they were predicting some scheduled server upgrade.
nonhocapito wrote:Another possibly interesting read on the subject:
Adobe Photoshop Forensics
Sleuths, Truths, and Fauxtography
from http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Photoshop-F ... 1598634054
...this one can be found in electronic format via, er, many channels. .
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