I Can't Believe These Photos Aren't Fakes

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Excluding cropping or tone adjustments, none of these images have been Photoshopped (as in composed from many images or morphed or painted over). They look like fakes but their authors say they are very real. I look at them and I can believe them.

Hmmmm. I mean. Kind of. What do you think?

Some of the photos are just well staged. Some others are good optical illusions. There are a couple that are supposed to be just (very) happy coincidences, like the golf ball above. Or is it?

But I've to admit that some are hard to believe. [Unreality Mag]


I Can't Believe That None of These Photos Have Been Photoshopped
Intentional fall about to happen (painful) or man pasted on top with fake shadow (no hip broken)?

I Can't Believe That None of These Photos Have Been Photoshopped
Car painted over in real life (expensive and complicated) or painted later in Photoshop (so easy and cheap)?

I Can't Believe That None of These Photos Have Been Photoshopped
Staged in the sea while they waited for a wave and the surfer to be in the right position (patience!) or two photos merged in one (effortless)?

I Can't Believe That None of These Photos Have Been Photoshopped
Staged in a stadium (lots of hard coordination here) or composed and sightly morphed later in Photoshop (lots easier?

I Can't Believe That None of These Photos Have Been Photoshopped
Happy coincidence to get this surreal reflection (magic!) or some amateurish layer work (not very believable)?

I Can't Believe That None of These Photos Have Been Photoshopped
A woman posing over a real miniature model of street (building that is hard) or pasted on a tilt-shifted city landscape (masking and composing is so easy)?

Do you have more examples of real photos that totally look like fakes (or the contrary)? Post them in the comments.