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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