Using Photoshop manipulation to explore beauty ideals

Photoshop manipulation is a constant in the world of commercial photography, especially when it comes to the world of advertising. In our segment this semester on ethics, we explore how we feel as individuals regarding the use of Photoshop to alter models in advertising photography. Although the line is very clearcut for photojournalists, this is a very grey area industry wide within advertising as their are no set rules or boundaries regarding Photoshop manipulation. So we have to ask ourselves where the line is that crosses from positively affecting an image into unethical manipulation.

This is a really fascinating experiment using Photoshop to explore beauty ideals around the world. Which one appeals to you and why? Do you think that beauty ideals are partially or completely dependent on local culture? How does your culture affect the Photoshop edits you choose to make?

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What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries
“Make me look beautiful.”

That’s what Esther Honig asked 40 photo editors to do — in over 25 countries. Using the service-sharing site Fiverr, Honig, a human interest reporter, sent a picture of herself to be photoshopped around the w…

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Amazing photo library that can be used by designers

photo library found at morgueFile

One option available in the photo library found at morgueFile

Have you ever needed a stock photo-quality image for your design project or website mockup? The ethical use of materials such as content and photographs found on the web is a hot topic of discussion with graphic designers and if it is a topic you don’t give much thought to, you probably should. One option is to look through the photo library found on MorgueFile for free photos. You are allowed to copy, distribute, transmit the work and to adapt the work. Attribution is not required. You are prohibited from using this work in a stand alone manner.

Wondering why it is called Morgue File? According to their website: Continue…

MET exhibit of photo manipulation before the digital age

What do you think the purpose of each of these was? What did the artist want you to see?

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Photo Manipulations Before the Digital Age (15 pics) – Fishki.Net | Fishka’s picture
While digital photography and image-editing software have brought about an increased awareness of the degree to which camera images can be manipulated, the practice of doctoring photographs has existe…

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