Retouching and Manipulation in Photography

 When photography was first invented, its overwhelming power came from the fact that it recorded nature more realistically than any other art form had ever done before. Because of this, people trusted it and believed it portrayed “reality” and “truth”.

 Photo manipulation involves altering and transforming a photograph  using various methods and techniques to alter photographs to their liking. Some photo manipulations are considered skillful artwork while others are frowned upon as unethical practices, especially when used to deceive the public and for someone to make their selves look better.

Digital enhancements can add to a photo’s beauty and allure, but manipulating photos to deceive the people is unethical. The photo manipulation industry has often been accused of promoting or inciting a distorted and unrealistic image of self, more specifically in younger people.

Many people of society today use the alterations to their skin or hair involve removing blemishes through the use of the healing tool in Photoshop. Some of the altering of the photos also are used to remove the color of hair and roots or add shine. Mostly in the

The manipulation in photography has been developing since the 19th century. So how does anyone know what’s real or photo shopped it is so amazing that we live in a world that

Here are photographs from wikipedia

Joseph Stalin pictured with the “Vanishing Commissar” (Nikolai Yezhov) before retouching

The photo after retouching, with Yezhov entirely removed

About myspiceinlife

I just moved to Port Angeles about a year and a half ago form Spokane. I'm starting my journey in Photography in Multimedia and I haven't been in school for about 30 years. I never dreamed in a million years that I would be going back to school. I just love being in school.
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