See that photo above? According to Fuji Rumors, that is the original photo that was supposed to be entered into a contest for National Geographic. The photo is by photographer Harry Fisch, who explained the entire situation on his blog.
Harry emailed Nat Geo’s editors after learning that his photo was disqualified to argue a very valid point that has been totally fine in photojournalism for years: what if he cropped it? Cropping the image doesn’t change it enough to call it Photoshopping. In fact, it’s a practice done by photo editors every day to make a good image stronger. Fisch’s point was that the bag didn’t have any major impact on the image at all.
What do you think? Oh, by the way: the image was shot with the X Pro 1.
Editor’s Note: we corrected our misinterpretation that Mr. Fish cropped the image. Instead, he simply argued the point. We’re sorry for the mistake.
Via Fuji Rumors