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Whose Sky Is It Anyway?

by Rick Berger

Published 2/1/2020

“Excuse me…may I borrow one of your skies?  I need it for a landscape I shot.  I love the image but the sky is drab and lackluster with no clouds.”  May I borrow a sky?  Who’s he talking to…God?  I know this whole scenario sounds ridiculous, but it’s happening every day in the world of photo editing.  No, he’s not going to borrow a sky from God.  He’s going to get it from a fellow photographer, a website, a preset in a piece of editing software, or maybe even from his own files.  The process is known as sky replacement and it’s done all of the time.

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