Is this real or fake?

3 years 1 month ago #545285 by Nancy Hait
I was reading this article about perception that Photographytalk just published  www.photographytalk.com/photography-arti...nce-your-photography  

If you scroll down mid way you'll see a little girl and a baby pig.  Is that pig real?  I've never seen a pig sit like that if it is!  

So cute.  

Good article on perception.  Got some good ideas from it too.  I remember the Canon video from the top too.  Funny how we all see something when you are thinking one thing. 


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3 years 1 month ago #545287 by Glen Martin
Tough one, I'm saying fake


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3 years 1 month ago #545289 by Roblane
Well if it's real, it's one well behaved pig! 


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3 years 1 month ago #545291 by Nancy Hait
I know!  This has been bugging me since I first started reviewing the article.  These are such cute ideas in this article.  


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3 years 1 month ago #545293 by Wayne Tidwell
I'm going to say legit


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3 years 1 month ago #545295 by MM Images
Looks like a prop, either way VERY convincing.  Good read. 


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3 years 1 month ago #545315 by effron
Pigs are intelligent and can be trained like dogs to sit, and do tricks. I'm not saying its real, just don't be surprised....

Why so serious?
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3 years 1 month ago #545317 by Monti Leehsu
Yeah totally legit 


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3 years 1 month ago #545329 by ThatNikonGuy
:agree:  bigs are very trainable   


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3 years 1 month ago #545427 by One Wish
My sister has a small farm and she raises pigs, these animals are very intelligent!  So I'm going to say this is a real live animal in the photo.  


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3 years 1 month ago #545429 by Gene.Culley
Wilber!  


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3 years 1 month ago #545431 by Joves
Remember Green Acres, and Arnold the pig?
I think it is the lighting on the little guy that gives it that artificial look. Or the processing.


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3 years 1 month ago #545447 by Alex
I got the 411 on this one.  So I called up Sew Trendy, and the photo in the attached article with the pig is a prop.  

They did have a real pig on location, but apparently he was on a coffee break, warming up from the cold when the above shot was taken.  

Here is a photo with the real pig taken by Karen from Belly Beautiful.


Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
ISO: 400
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Captured: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:28pm

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3 years 1 month ago #545453 by icepics
Where are the legs? pigs feet?? I thought it looked like ceramic, it's flat on the bottom.

Once it got mentioned I couldn't help but start noticing what else doesn't seem quite real. In some the background lighting and shadows don't seem to match the subject. Not sure if lights were set up on the subjects outdoors (like the girls on the stone wall with shadows behind the legs) or if the subject or background was 'shopped in or heavily edited - like the first one with light coming from the right/above where you can see an edge line. 

I also ended up looking at policies. There is compensation for photographers given as a discount on merchandise but I don't see info. on contracting or licensing usage of images. I hope photographers read that and get a contract with specific usage with a timeframe.

Sharon
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3 years 1 month ago #545543 by Rohan Tushar
It looks real to me. There are just lots of surprising things happening around us. The photos are great by the way. 


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