Photo Manipulation Example

January 10, 2010


The photo below was taken in the summer of 2009 in Chicago, IL. A popular band Nova Lima was performing in the Millennium Park as part of the annual series of performances Music Without Borders. the original photo is in color and shows a lot of background and landscape while the black and white version (edited) shows one of the members of the audience from close-up. Minor cropping and color balance change did alter the photo and the feel of the real environment rather dramatically. However, we are dealing with an uncontroversial, peaceful and artistic topic and thus these alterations are hardly going to raise any ethical concerns.


The Video below talks about the rules that govern journalistic portrait photography, and the distinction between artistic prerogative and photo gotcha.

Audio from http://www.onthemedia.org

posted by jjfbbennett
February 28, 2009


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