Landscape photography from a drone cheating?

1 month 3 weeks ago #703384 by ShutterPal
I had posted one of my drone landscape shots on a private photography groups page and some person gave me a hard time stating it wasn't really a good landscape shot because I had cheated with how I got it.  This wasn't a contest, or anything other than just me sharing a photo.  It's the vantage point that bothered this guy and true, it's from a position that you otherwise could not get.  

But that shouldn't be called cheating?  He categorized it as the same as sky replacement tool in Photoshop.  :huh:


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1 month 3 weeks ago #703386 by Piechura
Haha, I often feel bitter when I see drone photography, because I don't have a drone.

I also used to always feel bitter about animated films in short film competitions because they didn't have to go through the same effort to get complex shots. Except stop-motion, of course.

But no, obviously it's not cheating, it's just a different tool. Would it be cheating to use a cherry picker or a crane? The principle is the same.


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1 month 3 weeks ago #703388 by Shadowfixer1
There is no such thing as cheating in photography unless you make a composite and don't reveal it as a composite. Anyone that says you're cheating is just jealous because they don't have the capability. Reminds me of a guy I used to compete against in club competitions. He traveled to exotic locations twice a year so he was hard to beat with subject matter. I'm sure they probably said the same about me behind my back but my locations were within the states for the most part. Other members complained that it wasn't fair and they even made some categories that had to be local. We still beat them. We had some great competitions. Ignore all these jealous people and do what you do. Others will appreciate seeing your work and may be inspired. 

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1 month 3 weeks ago #703401 by db3348
:agree:   with shadowfixer .   A landscape photo is any photo showing a landscape ,  whether shot from the water, the land or the air .


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1 month 3 weeks ago #703478 by Nikon Shooter
Yes it is, and this is wrong… just as the Wright Bros
were cheating wanting to fly and going in space is. :P

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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1 month 3 weeks ago #703557 by Robert Chen
Not at all, a drone is just a tool to get the shot. 

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1 month 2 weeks ago #704084 by Scotty

Shadowfixer1 wrote: There is no such thing as cheating in photography unless you make a composite and don't reveal it as a composite. Anyone that says you're cheating is just jealous because they don't have the capability. Reminds me of a guy I used to compete against in club competitions. He traveled to exotic locations twice a year so he was hard to beat with subject matter. I'm sure they probably said the same about me behind my back but my locations were within the states for the most part. Other members complained that it wasn't fair and they even made some categories that had to be local. We still beat them. We had some great competitions. Ignore all these jealous people and do what you do. Others will appreciate seeing your work and may be inspired. 


Agreed.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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1 month 2 weeks ago #704155 by Kenya See

Shadowfixer1 wrote: There is no such thing as cheating in photography unless you make a composite and don't reveal it as a composite. Anyone that says you're cheating is just jealous because they don't have the capability. Reminds me of a guy I used to compete against in club competitions. He traveled to exotic locations twice a year so he was hard to beat with subject matter. I'm sure they probably said the same about me behind my back but my locations were within the states for the most part. Other members complained that it wasn't fair and they even made some categories that had to be local. We still beat them. We had some great competitions. Ignore all these jealous people and do what you do. Others will appreciate seeing your work and may be inspired. 


:agree:  exactly!  Some people just speak from their as$es.  


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