Using the Human Figure in Landscape Photography, Part II – To Clone Or Not To Clone?
Photoshop is a fantastic tool and it enables us to do things that until a few years ago we could only dream of, like cleanly and easily remove distracting elements from a photograph, using just a few clicks of the mouse.
When confronted with a photograph of a landscape that contains some people in it, the temptation to use the healing brush or the content-aware fill tools is strong. However, we should always ask ourselves whether the human presence adds or subtracts from the composition. The choice is not always obvious and a lot depends on what is our intent with the image. What kind of feeling or atmosphere do we want to convey to the viewer?