Beyond Even The Power Of Pixel Dust

| Philadelphia, PA, USA | Uncategorized

Customer: “Hi, I’d like a copy of this photo, but I need one the people cropped out. “

(The customer hands me a photo of three men, arms around each other’s shoulders in front of a brick wall.)

Me: “Which one needs to be cropped out?”

Customer: “The guy in the middle.”

Me: “Well, we really can’t do that. That is more for a photo-refinishing artist.”

Customer: “Can’t you just erase the guy in the middle?”

Me: “We could, but then there would be a blank space were he once was. It would be pretty obvious.”

Customer: “Oh, you won’t just see the wall behind him if he is removed?”

Me: “No, the camera doesn’t take a picture of what is behind the person, just what you see.”

Customer: “What if it was a digital camera?”