In this day and age, with smartphones and selfie sticks, it seems like everyone is a photographer. If you ask most people, they would probably say they could tell the difference between a professional photographer and someone just claiming to be one. But, could you really?
Several people were put to that exact test in this recent video by Ben Lucas of Nom Creative, a Seattle-based portrait and headshot photography studio. In the video, Lucas brings in several people for a fake (although the people don’t know this) headshot competition between himself and another photographer. However, that other photographer isn’t a photographer at all, but an actress with no photography background at all.
So the question is, could these individuals tell the difference between the images taken by the professional and the images take by the fake?