The Oyster travel review site has a fun section of "Oyster Photo Fakeouts," in which you can compare hotel marketing photos (above left) with real snapshots (above right). Cropping, careful choice in angles, styling and perhaps even shoop result in large pools, serene settings, close landmarks, and mouthwatering buffets that just don't jibe with reality.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.