Fake Skies, Nothin' But Fake Skies

Fine art photography by Craig Boehman.

2020 Mumbai - Versova Beach.

“Fake skies smilin’ at me Nothin’ but fake skies do I see.”

I hope I won’t be haunted by Irving Berlin for riffing on his “Blue Skies”!

Another two examples of using Adobe Photoshop’s new sky replacement feature. I must say, the tool is quite effective. And for those of you who are interested in photo compositing, this feature may prove to be invaluable to you.


See: I Discovered A Secret About Photoshop's New Sky Replacement Feature

For my own set of arbitrary, ethical, aesthetical photographic standards, I believe that sky replacement should be subtle when the lines are blurred between an attempt at representing a scene sincerely and that of fine art photography. If it’s “just an image” that needs a sky swapped out and little more, I try to make it subtle and beyond questioning or further scrutiny. But if I’m looking to do fine art photography, why not slap in storm clouds and lighting? I mean if it’s for art, who really cares?

2020 Mumbai - Versova Beach.

What’s your take on sky replacement in photography?

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