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Staging, Manipulation and Truth in Photography

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#1 Forster Woods

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 03:55 PM

I think setting up photos — where they are completely staged — is very widespread. I’ve seen it done by very-well-known photographers, mostly in conflict or disaster situations. I’ve witnessed photographers try to recreate moments when they arrived to a scene too late.
 
The public has lost trust in the media. We have to be ambassadors of the truth, we have to hold ourselves to a higher standard because the public no longer trusts the media. We are considered merchants of misery and therefore get a bad rap.
 
It seems that the honor system is not working. Editors need to be a little tougher and demand those raw files to see the timelines and those mistakes when there is a suspicion that something is not correct.
 
 
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Posted 19 October 2016 - 02:47 AM

Good article. I can see it moving along quite well with video too. The new tech beaming out of the blue makes it so...

 

Perfect for pictures to stab at peoples eyes to keep the mind shocked with awe. Both moving and still...


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 02:33 PM

Photo manipulation is a part of the spectrum of light from the blue beam...

 

http://forum.chicken...blue-eye-beams/

 

Where are the altruistic ethics?


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 05:10 AM

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#5 Forster Woods

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 01:05 PM

Digital Manipulation: What is "Pure Photography?"
 
There are several issues to address. The first thing is a matter of trust, and the second is a matter of artistic expression. Unfortunately, people are moving towards non-acceptance of aesthetic unless it's been accompanied by truth. So, the question then becomes, "What is truth in photography?" Or, put another way, "What is Pure Photography?"
 
 
Ever since photography was first invented in the 1800’s, people have been doctoring images. From the army exaggerating military victories to dictators removing political figures who have fallen out of favor, photo manipulation has a long history.  Now you made the valid point that what used to be less the norm is becoming more the norm. Everybody now has a camera and everybody has fairly sophisticated computing power in form of a laptop, tablet or a smart device. Everybody has access to sophisticated photo editing software. Now we have seen a democratization of the ability to alter photographs.
 
 
Just about every photograph we encounter, whether it’s on a computer screen or in a magazine or on a billboard, has been retouched or manipulated digitally in some way, most likely using Photoshop. From simple retouching like removing red-eye, to complex manipulation like removing people, Photoshop has dramatically changed the way we use the medium of photography. Or has it?
 
An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York shows how photographers long before the digital era regularly employed techniques of manipulation in their work. Some merely compensated for the medium’s limitations, while others used manipulation to create obviously fabricated scenes.
 
 
Though photo manipulation has become more common in the age of digital cameras and image editing software, it actually dates back almost as far as the invention of photography. The pages that follow contain an overview of some of the more notable instances of photo manipulation in history. For recent years, an exhaustive inventory of every photo manipulation would be nearly impossible, so we focus here on the instances that have been most controversial or notorious, or ones that raise the most interesting ethical questions.
 
 
A digital composite of a British soldier in Basra, gesturing to Iraqi civilians urging them to seek cover, appeared on the front page of the Los Angeles Times shortly after the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. Brian Walski, a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times and a 30-year veteran of the news business, was fired after his editors discovered that he had combined two of his photographs to "improve" the composition.
This gallery is curated by Fourandsix Technologies, Inc., providers of the image authentication service at izitru.com.
 
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Posted 20 October 2016 - 02:27 PM

I like your interest in photography OP. Thanks for the information. I'll tie some threads together with it. Here's one regarding more behind the scenes of the ethics involved:

 

http://forum.chicken...ind-the-scenes/

 

And of course examples of photographic work whether real or manipulated:

 

http://forum.chicken...eeds-photoshop/

 

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 04:26 PM

 

I like your interest in photography OP. Thanks for the information. I'll tie some threads together with it. Here's one regarding more behind the scenes of the ethics involved:

 

http://forum.chicken...ind-the-scenes/

 

And of course examples of photographic work whether real or manipulated:

 

http://forum.chicken...eeds-photoshop/

 

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Digital cameras and image editing software have made photo manipulation easier than ever, but photographers have been doctoring images since the medium was invented. The false "realities" in altered photographs can be either surprising and eye-catching or truly deceptive and misleading.
 
Faking It is a quiz that asks players to spot which photos are fake and figure out why they were altered. Through fifteen sets of questions accompanied by more than two dozen remarkable images, the Faking It app challenges misconceptions about the history of photo manipulation.
 
 

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 08:47 AM

How fake photography is applied:

 

http://forum.chicken...bout-fake-news/


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:35 PM

Cropping is all important.

 

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