Remove Unwanted Objects From Photos


Darby Sawchuk has an interesting hack on how to remove tourists from your digital photos. For me, I think that you can remove any object you want, not just tourists. Darby is an avid photographer who travels all around the world looking for fantastic experiences and opportunities to capture great photos. Here are the 1st 10 countries he visited in the correct order.

  1. Canada
  2. US
  3. The Cayman Islands
  4. Scotland
  5. Ghana
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. England
  8. Wales
  9. France
  10. Switzerland

His technique of removing tourists from a picture is simple. Take several different photographs of the same spot but at different times. Kind of like shooting a vacant spot that was previously occupied. What happens is the people from the several photographs are erased out using Photoshop and then masking them together. Here are the pictures for a better explanation.

  1. First shot with tourists circled in red.
  2. 1

  3. Second shot with the previous spots, vacant.
  4. 2

  5. The final shot after erasing the people and masking the pictures together.
  6. 3

Great stuff Darby! Now I learned another cool photo hack. =)
Darby Sawchuk’s website