At what point does doctoring a photo become dishonest or unethical?
Photoshop has been tricking people for about a decade now. It tricks men online who go crazy over the women online. It tricks models into hiring bad photographers who have to spend hours on photoshop to give you one nice photo, and not a disk full like they had hoped for. And that’s IF the photographer actually did his own photoshop work…. Photoshop tricks the general public into having false misconceptions of the female body image.
The other day I tweeted this photo of myself from 6 months ago:
A male follower tweeted me back:
“Will you stop posting these ugly ass photos. Your belly is hanging all over the sink.”
I’ve lost a lot of weight since then… I laughed and thought the guy must be a retard cause he said I was ugly. Which made me not take him too seriously. But if I look at the photo it does appear that my belly is hanging over the sink.
Now it could of been the shirt, it could of been my belly was pushed out and I forgot to suck it in. It didn’t bother me.
I have photoshop and I could of easily liquified the photo to smoothen out the shirt before I posted it. But I really did not care. I have long since gotten over trying to be and look perfect. It is what it is. I accept myself the way that I am. But it goes to show you what type of pressure a woman is under to be perfect.
Who wants to have people verbally tearing your photos apart?
I came across this photo done by @facetstudio. This has got to be one of the worst/best manipulations of photoshop I have ever seen in my life. Clearly it shows you just how much you can do with Photoshop. Photoshop can turn a ugly chick into a badd bish in one hour flat!
Now I see no problem with this photographer using photoshop to this extent because he does take very good photos and he can make any chick look like a model. Back when I was modeling that is the end photo that I wanted to see. A perfect one. Facetstudio is worth his money.
The problem comes on the other end when this chick decides to start posting twitpics of herself. Some guy is going to be pissed off when he shows up for that date..
For reference I decided to post one of my photoshopped photos. The camera and flash already improved my look and then the photoshop put another layer of icing on it. As you can see photoshop made my skin glow more. This is the original use of photoshop.
Photoshop takes away a little bit of your soul. It’s steals just a little bit of your identity. It makes you have less flaws. Unfortunately with every upgrade you can do more and more unreal things with it. Photoshop will send a chick to the moon and gives a man his dream chick twitpic after twitpic. It’s very unrealistic.
I just want to say that most of these photos that you see online and in magazines are photoshopped. These people do not look like that in person. These images need to be photoshopped so that the world has nice things to look at.
People need fantasy. But please by all means stop comparing the woman you have at home to these women in magazines. Beyonce gets airbrushing too! Women should not get too caught up in those photoshopped images they have of themselves. It’s not real.
I remember meeting this one model Tiara4Ever in person and I had seen her pics online. She had some extreme curves. Naturally I figured that her photos were liquified. Nope. That chick actually looks like that in person. Those curves are 100% real. No editing or amplifications needed.
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