Nikon apologises for ‘doctored’ photo win


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 30 Jan 2016

PETALING JAYA: Nikon Singapore has apologised for selecting a doctored photo as the winning entry in a contest organised on its Facebook page.

The photograph drew considerable flak from Facebook users who claimed the photograph was a fake.

On Saturday, Nikon responded to sarcastic comments on its Facebook page, saying that the contest was meant to focus more on innovation and imagination rather than solely technical prowess.

"NikonCaptures is a casual photography contest that focuses not on the devices or props you use, but on the imagination and creativity that each photographer exudes while capturing and sharing their images.

"We have taken in every feedback received, and we sincerely apologise for the oversight on our part," read the statement.

On Friday, Nikon Singapore posted on its Facebook page a photograph taken by Chay Yu Wei of an airplane flying mid-air above a fixed vertical access ladder. Chay won a Nikon trolley bag for the "winning" shot.

However, Facebook users were quick spot the fake and poked fun at the photograph, with some creating their own "edited" versions using the same set of ladder with a number of comical things.

"We are now in the process of carefully revisiting the contest's rules and regulations, for the benefit of all our current NikonCaptures members," the statement read.

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