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BBC’s Olympics Studio Was Fake, Made with a Game Engine

The recently-concluded 2020 Olympics weren't different just for athletes and spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic, but also for news outlets that covered the games. For example, the BBC shows how its Tokyo studio was entirely faked, recreated within Epic's Unreal gaming engine.

How to Fake a Drone Shot in a ‘No Drone Zone’

There are many places where drones are banned and many laws restricting how, when, and where you can fly, but what if you absolutely must capture some drone shots in one of these off-limits locations? Well, you can just fake it!

How to Build a Fake Sun That Looks Unbelievably Realistic

Want to shoot indoor "natural light" photos... at night? All you have to do is build yourself an artificial sun. That sounds wild, but it's actually neither too difficult nor too expensive -- this 24-minute tutorial by DIY Perks will teach you exactly how it can be done.

IKEA Used a CGI ‘Influencer’ as the Model for Its New Ad Campaign

IKEA's transition from photography to all-CGI advertising is almost complete. After moving most of their catalog "photography" over to CGI many years ago, IKEA Japan's latest ad campaign takes this approach to the next level by using a CGI model. Specifically, the campaign features CGI Instagram 'Influencer' Imma.

This Night Sky Timelapse is Not What It Seems

Here's a beautiful new short film titled "Night Light" by UK-based photographer and filmmaker Arthur Cauty. While it may look like timelapse photography, it's actually comprised entirely of still photos with motion and lighting added in.

These Photos Show How Easy it is to Create ‘Fake News’ with Photography

A Danish photo news agency recently tasked two of its photogs with creating a series that shows how easy it is to lie through photography. By shooting before and after photos of the same scene, they showed how angle and perspective can, consciously or not, manipulate viewers and lead to accusations of fake news.

The Library of Fake ‘Travel Photos’ in Asia

Finally, it’s arrived! A tool to help the world’s photography competition judges work out if the “travel” images they are judging are real or not! Yep, this is the first library of fake travel photos focusing on people photography in Asia. You’re welcome!

London Fashion Week Photogs Tricked by Grandma in Outrageous Outfit

YouTubers Zac and Jay pulled a prank on London Fashion Week photographers earlier this month. In an attempt to highlighting how ridiculous some modern "fashion" looks to the typical viewer, they dressed up a grandma in a mishmash of random props and clothing... and somehow got her featured on Vogue.com.