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The official hotel photos showed off a sparking pool, lush palm trees and a stunning waterfront location, but the online review from a recent guest wasn't so pretty.

"Travelor27" felt that the resort in San Diego, California, just didn't live up to the lovely pictures.

"We couldn't believe it when we pulled up. Where was the hotel in the photos?" Travelor27 wrote in a review titled "Website Photos VERY Misleading" and posted last month on TripAdvisor.com.
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Thought this was an interesting article. Nothing shocking of course, but I thought this forum would find it interesting from a photographic standpoint.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 1/19/11 at 10:51am
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/sigh

I swear someone would make millions by creating a marketing firm that used realism as their cornerstone. The people trying to sell their product wouldn't like it, but the consumers would. It would be hard to get started, but once it did, it would be hard to stop.
 
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photography always takes subjects out of context.

that last comparison is a good way of understanding telephoto compression and wide-angle decompression. both perspectives are technically 'correct'.
Edited by Dream Killer - 1/19/11 at 6:34pm
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Nice read. We often use those techniques in photography without even thinking about it, though not this exaggerated.
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I saw this before its rather interesting. Kinda like the shot of the guy in the Grand Canyon that seems to be jumping between pillars in thongs with his hands full of camera gear. Looks extremly risky unil one sees the uncropped version and the group a few feet below him.

Thats the art behind photography in my mind, making the image convey what your vision is regardless of the world around it.
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Goes to show the power of the printed (or in this case, displayed) image.
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