Maybe it is Spam, but thinking about it, such a thing makes a brilliant all-weather mount for wildlife photography in the back garden! ... But back to the subject ...
I wonder how many people realise that the likes of Caneletto and the Dutch masters used the camera obscura in their work? The proof is there for all to see, in the reflections shown in the mirrors, glass, and the accurate perspective. between 10 and 30 years (because the resulting image took that long to produce!) after Fox Talbot took his famous Laycock Abbey photograph, the Scots Adamson and Hill worked on what is probably the worlds's first photo-montage, using 300-400 Calotypes, to produce the 5' 11" x 11' 4" 'Disruption' painting which was eventually finished in 1866. If you look at this link, http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/specialcollections/collectionsa-z/hilladamson/disruptionpicture/
because they used semi-translucent oil paints, the original images are clearly visible.
I'm guessing that building up an image as complex as this nowadays, using something like Photoshop, would tax the skills of a fair number of users, which makes their efforts over 140 years ago, all the more remarkable. Image-editing has now become so accessible and commonplace that the views held by this Tutor, just fly in the face of modern conventions. Having said that, like the electronic calculator, over time has proven to be as much a blessing as it has a curse to those teaching mathematics in schools. It's here to stay, but with it must also taken on board and addressed more vigorously by the Media, the very dubious shenanigans that a minority of photographers will employ in order to get that 'perfect' shot which picture Editors want. I also gather some news-agencies now supply their 'Togs' with cameras which produce image files that address this issue.