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Royal Photographic Society - Gabriel O'Shaugnessy

A photo featuring poor quality cloning work was hastily removed from the RPS home page after an EPZ member rang to point it out.

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Royal Photographic Society - Gabriel O'Shaugnessy
The Royal Photographic Society was today left red-faced when an image of a man smoking a pipe, featuring very crude Photoshop cloning was presented on their home page. An EPZ member, Sugar Jones, spotted the shoddy piece of work and brought it to the attention of the forums. EPZ member Mike Otley then phoned the RPS in Bath to let them know. The picture, by Gabriel O'Shaugnessy ARPS, taken on a Canon EOS 10D in June 2004, was swiftly removed, but not before a number of EPZ members had commented on the ham-fisted efforts.

When we rang the RPS to ask what they thought of the standard of cloning work in the picture, Andy Moore of the RPS said, "I can't really comment. It's something that people in the panels would look at." When pressed over whether images are checked before uploading to the home page Andy added, "The pictures need to be updated on a regular basis, once a month, and it was time for this one to be done. Images will be updated regularly from now on, this one was overdue."

Rather than let Andy wriggle off the hook, we pressed him whether there was a person responsible for checking the quality of the images uploaded to the home page. He admitted that there was and then finally came clean by saying, "This was an error on our behalf. The quality was not acceptable. The cloning wasn't very good." He added that, "this was a one-off and it shouldn't have been on the home page."

You can read what EPZ members thought about the picture here.

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Comments


Geoffphoto 15 13.5k United Kingdom
Good old EPZ - not just there for the bad things in life !!
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
will there be a lynching?
mattw 17 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
Got my pitchfork at the ready!

Mattw
whipspeed 17 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
I got a nice bit of stout rope! Yeee Hah!
mattw 17 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
All we need now are the tar and the feathers and we'll be all set!
Yeeee Arrrrrr
Takra 15 92 England
This is just despicable, in this day and age things like this should never happed and the people responsible should be shot!

I'm throughly disgraced with RPS.
Hilarious! I didn't see it the first time. For those who missed it and want to see it, I blogged about it and the picture is here permanently (http://www.digitalshutters.com/the-royal-photographic-society-is-150-years-old/), with a little crop but the cloned panels are still gloriously there.
Hilarious! I didn't see it the first time. For those who missed it and want to see it, I blogged about it and the picture is here permanently (http://www.digitalshutters.com/the-royal-photographic-society-is-150-years-old/), with a little crop but the cloned panels are still gloriously there.
Ah, schadenfreude, EPZ members - including myself of course Wink - are, of course beyond, reproach in all things photographic...

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