Photographer Reveals Just How Photoshopped Travel Photos Really Are

Posted on April 17th, 2016

If you ever wondered how people can take such incredible travel photos on Facebook and Instagram, it’s because they don’t. Those incredible travel photos are heavily photoshopped. The same goes for most of the best photos of food, buildings, landscapes, and cities.

Peter Stewart, an internationally published photographed with thousands of followers his work has been viewed by millions of people. It also helps that he’s handy with Photoshop too, as he shows below how some simple tweaks can have a huge impact on a photo.

Using a technique that he calls ‘bracketed multiple exposure’ many of his photos are created using multiple exposures of the same location to capture highlights and detail that you’d never normally see through a camera or in real life, much like HDR photography.


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Greg Fielding

I am a longtime web designer and developer who has worked with businesses throughout the Bay Area and across the country. I live in Alamo with my wife, our six kids, three cats, and a dog (who is more like a fourth cat).