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(The Stack)   Guess J.J. Abrams is right - lens flare does make us think fake images are real   (thestack.com) divider line
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2015-09-18 2:39:05 PM  
J.J. is right about something? This may be one of the biggest troll headlines in Fark history.
 
2015-09-18 3:46:21 PM  
Pauline Kael, the proto Ebert, hated seeing lens flares in movie. She thought it was strange that what used to be a sign of bad cinematography would be replicated in special effects.
 
2015-09-18 3:57:27 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Pauline Kael, the proto Ebert, hated seeing lens flares in movie. She thought it was strange that what used to be a sign of bad cinematography would be replicated in special effects.


Especially in an indoor scene.
 
2015-09-18 3:57:40 PM  
People who haven't spent a lot of time having to understand how light works and how it's distributed in an environment and how the appearances of objects change depending on how far away something is etc. won't be very good at it - they lack the basic tools required. Digital artists will be very hard to fool because they have those skills, plus the workflow these days for almost anything from game textures to digital "paintings" frequently includes merging photographic content with created content, so they're even better at telling from the pixels.

If you have any doubt about a picture, post it to a professional photoshop users' forum, they will be able to tell you with a high degree of certainty.
 
2015-09-18 4:26:15 PM  

vossiewulf: People who haven't spent a lot of time having to understand how light works and how it's distributed in an environment and how the appearances of objects change depending on how far away something is etc. won't be very good at it - they lack the basic tools required. Digital artists will be very hard to fool because they have those skills, plus the workflow these days for almost anything from game textures to digital "paintings" frequently includes merging photographic content with created content, so they're even better at telling from the pixels.

If you have any doubt about a picture, post it to a professional photoshop users' forum, they will be able to tell you with a high degree of certainty.


that's the thing ... right now a digital artist with the right tools can easily tell ... but ... soon enough there will be easy to use webapps/pages ... drop the photo ... tada
highlight the area where things were cut&pasted ... erased ... duplicated ... etc ... 
edge detection gets better and better
 
2015-09-18 4:51:16 PM  
The camera doesn't lie, but Photoshop sure does.
 
2015-09-18 7:26:23 PM  
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2015-09-18 7:39:06 PM  

fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]


No
 
2015-09-18 8:12:27 PM  

vossiewulf: People who haven't spent a lot of time having to understand how light works and how it's distributed in an environment and how the appearances of objects change depending on how far away something is etc. won't be very good at it - they lack the basic tools required. Digital artists will be very hard to fool because they have those skills, plus the workflow these days for almost anything from game textures to digital "paintings" frequently includes merging photographic content with created content, so they're even better at telling from the pixels.

If you have any doubt about a picture, post it to a professional photoshop users' forum, they will be able to tell you with a high degree of certainty.


I did a couple semesters of 3D modeling and animation in college. Completely changed the way I see shadow and reflection.
 
2015-09-18 8:13:10 PM  
Say what you will, but I like lens flare.  It made Mass Effect beautiful, was a lot of fun in Scott Pilgrim, and really lends itself well to fantastic imagery.
 
2015-09-18 8:20:46 PM  
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2015-09-18 8:42:41 PM  

fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]


Am I missing something?  That looks amazing.
 
2015-09-18 8:55:56 PM  

mjbok: fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

Am I missing something?  That looks amazing.


What's supporting that bottom room?
 
2015-09-18 9:07:19 PM  

Mugato: mjbok: fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

Am I missing something?  That looks amazing.

What's supporting that bottom room?


Photoshop.
 
2015-09-18 9:15:22 PM  

fusillade762: Mugato: mjbok: fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

Am I missing something?  That looks amazing.

What's supporting that bottom room?

Photoshop.


I was going to say, it looks terrible.
 
2015-09-19 2:09:23 AM  
I always thought maybe lens flares were uniquely coded to each print so that copies of the film could be traced back to whoever made them.
 
2015-09-19 3:56:57 AM  

fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]


I would pay a reasonably large sum to rent this if it included a window cleaning service. Glass cleaner ain't cheap!
 
2015-09-19 4:11:44 AM  
I've been mucking around in various photo-editing programs for about 15 years. Nothing professional (aside  from putting together several ads for local firms for a village fair programme), but I've got pretty darn good at restoring very old photographs* and general shenanigans with regards to image manipulation. But no matter how long I spend blending, cloning, blurring an image, I can always see my own joins. I just hope I've hidden them enough that no-one else can.

*
/asked to restore a pretty beat up picture from the '40s of a friends' long-departed granddad for his grandmother
//half hour's work
///gave it to her
////"You found a copy of the original??"
//payment enough
 
2015-09-19 9:42:17 AM  

BizarreMan: fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

No


Yes, though I would want to know the seismic history of the area first. Plus, there are few goods and services in the more remote parts of the US, so that's a concern as well.
 
2015-09-19 12:57:13 PM  

Mugato: mjbok: fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

Am I missing something?  That looks amazing.

What's supporting that bottom room?


Counterweight.
 
2015-09-19 12:58:12 PM  

LoneWolf343: Mugato: mjbok: fusillade762: [scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net image 480x480]

Am I missing something?  That looks amazing.

What's supporting that bottom room?

Counterweight.


...if it is real

/yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2015-09-19 3:42:45 PM  
I don't understand...that example image of Clinton is obviously shopped to me. The lighting on the guy's face is totally wrong--the light is coming from the left but he has a shadow on that side.
 
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