I was quite upset on the weekend when someone took a copy of this image (that was cropped further by the person who purchased it from me), after it was placed on an Afghan Dog site. They claimed that it was "fraud" on the dog and said that the entire dog has been photoshopped. Shaving, painting on of hair, extending out the hocks (back legs somewhere).
I want to know what people think of this and WHY someone would say it is fake? He really went to town on me and was quite nasty, even telling me to bring the original to court, saying because it was fake he could say pretty much anything he wanted about me.
I processed the RAW file in lightroom. I couldn't add the screen shots as they aren't jogs
But if you want to see more I have an album here https://www.facebook.com/cworkmanphilpott/media_set?set=a.10202466954505146.1073741849.1532997467&type=3
I will also add what they said. They claim the following supposedly obvious frauds as:
* the handlers right foot is missing (it is actually behind the dog)
* the dog has a blue topknot that shows it has been tampered with (so does the judge, it was twilight and the spotlights are turning on)
* the light is behind the subjects and so the shadows are wrong (we have more than one light at showgrounds, the one I am using as my source is behind me)
* the saddle of the dog has been shaved (nope, I didn't and don't really know what that means but I am guessing it is the spine area)
* the hocks have been extended out (nope)
* the hair on the underside of the dog has been painted on in a different colour (the dog's hair is actually multicoloured, called a brindle in this breed)
Just want some feedback and what do people think of my image. I have only been photographing for 3 months and am always keen to learn and improve. This one really had me questioning if I really should be doing this.
Thank you everyone. I always get such great help from this community on my images. I'm not sure if I should quit this or keep going.
Tags: Pets and captive animals
Photo with the Judge