Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blog Prompt #6

In my opinion altering portraits isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it's really difficult to get factors like lighting how you want them depending on the circumstances in which you are shooting. Therefore altering things like light/exposure/etc. can be beneficial to your photos and it doesn't really cross any ethical boundaries. I do think that altering peoples faces in portraits can be a touchy subject. Personally, I think its okay to do minor alterations such as removing braces in senior portraits because they are so temporary. However, I think its completely unethical to airbrush out "flaws" or make people appear skinnier as much of the media does.

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