Discussion #3: Image manipulation
Is it art or technology? Ethics or aesthetics? Interpretation or lying? Image enhancement or cheating? When is image manipulation appropriate? What is the limit? Who gets to decide? What about using filters to post photos on social media like Instagram? What about removing red eyes from photos? Is it ok if it’s used for propaganda such as Ted Cruz’s “Rubio-Obama Trade Pact” photo (you can find this in the 2016 tab in the link under #2 below)?
Directions for this discussion.
1.Please browse through the following links. Read through the articles and look through the images. No need to memorize anything. This is to build up your vocabulary both visual and terminology.
2.Now go to this link, http://pth.izitru.com. It is sorted (look at the center top) by year and subject. It doesn’t matter which you choose. Just click through these so you get a sense of the images. Read the descriptions too. They are helpful.
3.Choose an image. Discuss your thoughts on the photographer’s use of image manipulation. Take a stance. Back up your viewpoint. Reference articles from the links provided in number 1 above or from an article you found on your own. You may also reference your text (remember page number).