With the digital world providing such a huge platforms for businesses
to grow and flourish, is it possible that there exactly an Internet Police to
check on the authenticity of the content posted by the different brand? Are the
images shown in a particular blog or Facebook post genuine? Is it real, or is
it Photoshopped? How far can content providers go in the terms of altering
photographs to give to their audiences a more interesting picture? To what
extent is it allowed? To what levels is it editing, and where does editing turn
into manipulation? Does it what as to how much an image has been edited to get
the final image that has been shown?
Every picture, photograph, image, we see
around us are someone’s interpretation of the world around them, the happening
that affect them. From the type of camera a photographer chooses to use to the
kind of lighting they use to the settings they employ, they are constantly
trying to draw an imposition of themselves upon reality. So, in a very professional
sense, there is no absolute truth and no single person portrays the most real
picture of the truth.
There is one very basic fact we tend to
forget, when we click a photograph, we don’t capture a perfectly objective shot
of truth or reality. What we capture is another one of our interpretations of
what is happening around us. No camera can record the absolute reality of
About a decade ago, to a good image
(whatever the photographer has in mind about a particular scenario), everything
lied in the photo refinement, but these days any image can be ‘edited’ by someone
with a little knowledge about Image Editing.
Ever since Adobe came with
Adobe Photoshop in the 90s, every photographer has made it a point to learn
editing, processing and altering of images on the computer. All these similar photo-editing
software aim at improving the overall quality of the image, and also compensate for
any shortcomings in the image. Furthermore, millennials boast their editing
skills by downloading a few high-ended editing applications. Image manipulation
in the 21st century is easy and widespread.
have to ask if the use of filters is “cheating” or even adjusting shutter
speeds and apertures can be construed as manipulation.
There is no
right or wrong answer to this question as it will always be up to the
individual artist to decide which course is right for them. It is much like
five people seeing a car accident and being asked for their view of what
happened, you will get five different stories.