The Photoshop Model

Titian, Danaë With Eros, 1544
Titian, Danaë With Eros, 1544 (click to view full size and see effect)

It doesn’t take a lot of time on Google to find plenty of examples of Photoshop work done to models to make them more “attractive” in print magazines or online ads. There’s also been a backlash against this in many places, primarily because people are starting to find the extreme editing of normal bodies to not only be tasteless, but also a lie. For an incredible example of how time and effort by the industry has worked to try and change our standards of beauty have a look at this article: What If Famous Paintings Were Photoshopped to Look Like Fashion Models? at Takepart.

Two Great Youtube Channels for Photography

A great thing about Youtube is that so many people can create instructional videos and make them widely available whereas, in the past, many had to use static images coupled with text to show you how to do things. I spend a decent portion of my mornings viewing a number of photography related channels on Youtube and so want to touch on two of my favourites.
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