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Found this article quite amusing, and then a bit sad as well.  All she wanted to do is travel, but she couldn't afford to, being a humble farmer's daughter in Kenya.  So she photoshopped herself in some other people's travel pics, and posted them to fb.  Ok, so she isn't very good at photoshopping....

 

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There is a happy ending : http://www.smh.com.au/technology/web-culture/woman-photoshops-herself-into-other-peoples-holiday-snaps-20160328-gnsmsq.html

 

 

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1 hour ago, RaymondG said:

This raises a question for me...

 

What is the fixation of having to have yourself or your family in every photo you take when you go on a trip?

 

Can't you just enjoy having a photo of the scenery as it is?

Someone once told my wife that a person should be in every picture, so she makes me pose when she takes pictures...gggrrrrr.....

 

Personally I think pictures are like salt, I take just enough pictures to enhance the memories of the trip but I don't spent the entire trip taking pictures.

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You certainly don't need a person in every pic...

 

If you're travelling as I'm about to be you take a lot because you may never go there again. "That's what it looks like in ------" pics. Put a person in it then it becomes a pic of the person with some kind of scenic background.

 

A person might belong in the photo, however.  Like this one:

 

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But, for the most part, the scene is the subject...

 

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My stepson showed me his pics from England... EVERY photo had his kids, his wife or all of them in them!

 

"This is Shakespeare's house... doesn't  Bethany have a nice scowl in this one?"

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I like people in my shots, and some of the scenery so I mix the two.  I guess I like to have my loved ones in the experience.  When I travel with my sister, she is more like you Ray.  She takes brilliantly composed pictures of the scenery and surrounds.  I can only take quick paparazzi shots of us as we pose in front of statues, fountains, or whatever it is.  I then take both our images and make up a small movie and that best reflects our little holiday together.  (Plus I can use those candid family snaps later and hold her to ransom....hehehe).

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