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1 Photo ethics in a digital world Mrs. Verpooten Miss Wadycki Miss Dalton

2 Ethics The National Press Photographers Association says that editing should maintain the integrity of the photographic images' content and context. Do not manipulate images or add or alter sound in any way that can mislead viewers or misrepresent subjects. The National Press Photographers Association says that editing should maintain the integrity of the photographic images' content and context. Do not manipulate images or add or alter sound in any way that can mislead viewers or misrepresent subjects.

3 Photo Illustrations Computer art that begins with a digitized photograph. Using image enhancement software, the artist can then apply a variety of special effects to transform the photo into a work of art. Computer art that begins with a digitized photograph. Using image enhancement software, the artist can then apply a variety of special effects to transform the photo into a work of art.

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5 Any time a photo is manipulated beyond reasonable standards, it becomes known as a photo illustration and must be labeled that way. Any time a photo is manipulated beyond reasonable standards, it becomes known as a photo illustration and must be labeled that way.

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7 The Cat is OK! The cat was asleep for this illustration. Dont worry…its ok. The cat was asleep for this illustration. Dont worry…its ok.

8 Ethics Sometimes, photographers go too far in their editing. Sometimes, photographers go too far in their editing. This is just as bad as making up quotes or people for a story. This is just as bad as making up quotes or people for a story. Often, photographers do this to get the best photo they can to tell a story. Often, photographers do this to get the best photo they can to tell a story.

9 The LA Times published this photo by Brian Walski in March of 2003.

10 The photo outraged readers who thought a soldier shouldnt hold a gun to a baby and father.

11 But it was fake.

12 Notice the man on the left. You can see his back again on the right of the soldiers knee.

13 The photographer combined this image of the soldier raising a gun…

14 With this photo of him talking to the father.

15 He was fired.

16 Newsweek gets busted! In this breach of ethics, editors at Newsweek magazine gave a woman nicer teeth. In this breach of ethics, editors at Newsweek magazine gave a woman nicer teeth.

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18 Time gets busted, too!

19 Both covers ran OJ Simpsons mug shot from when he was booked in jail. Both covers ran OJ Simpsons mug shot from when he was booked in jail. Obviously, Time altered the photo. Obviously, Time altered the photo. The photographer The photographer that manipulated it said he "wanted to make it more artful, more compelling."

20 Art vs. Journalism So where does journalism end and art begin? So where does journalism end and art begin? Its a hazy line. Its a hazy line. Here are some examples from people who couldnt tell how far was too far. Here are some examples from people who couldnt tell how far was too far.

21 Pyramids? This photographer actually moved a pyramid. This photographer actually moved a pyramid. They were further apart, but he wanted his horizontal image to fit on the vertical cover. They were further apart, but he wanted his horizontal image to fit on the vertical cover.

22 Kent State University

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24 May 1970: Pulitzer Prize-winning photo by John Filo shows Mary Ann Vecchio screaming as she kneels over the body of student Jeffrey Miller at Kent State University on May 4, after being fired upon by National Guardsmen. May 1970: Pulitzer Prize-winning photo by John Filo shows Mary Ann Vecchio screaming as she kneels over the body of student Jeffrey Miller at Kent State University on May 4, after being fired upon by National Guardsmen. They removed the pole from behind her head! They removed the pole from behind her head!

25 See Anything Different?

26 UW-Madison They added the African America student into the crowd to show more diversity. They added the African America student into the crowd to show more diversity.

27 Do You See Anything Different?

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29 Oprah? August 26, 1989: TV Guide pastes Oprah's head onto Ann Margaret's body August 26, 1989: TV Guide pastes Oprah's head onto Ann Margaret's body

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31 Virginia Tech

32 New York Post edited this photo. New York Post edited this photo.

33 Kate? This GQ cover of Kate Winslett led the Titanic star to make a public statement about the way it was retouched. This GQ cover of Kate Winslett led the Titanic star to make a public statement about the way it was retouched.

34 Kate Winslett? "The retouching is excessive. I do not look like that and more importantly I don't desire to look like that," she said. "I actually have a Polaroid that the photographer gave me on the day of the shoot… I can tell you they've reduced the size of my legs by about a third. For my money it looks pretty good the way it was taken."

35 Julia Roberts "Based on her hairstyle, her head comes from the January 2002 People's Choice Awards," said a source close to Roberts. "Her body seems to be from the premiere of 'Notting Hill'" - which opened in London in April 1999, when the actress wore the glittery red dress shown. "Based on her hairstyle, her head comes from the January 2002 People's Choice Awards," said a source close to Roberts. "Her body seems to be from the premiere of 'Notting Hill'" - which opened in London in April 1999, when the actress wore the glittery red dress shown.

36 Julia Roberts Julias reps said that while most people wouldnt mind seeing themselves four years ago, Julia did. Julias reps said that while most people wouldnt mind seeing themselves four years ago, Julia did. Plus, they didnt even do a good job, they said. Her normally swan like neck looks squat and stubby. Plus, they didnt even do a good job, they said. Her normally swan like neck looks squat and stubby.

37 Katie Couric and CBS

38 The photo alteration was done by someone in the CBS photo department who "got a little zealous." The photo alteration was done by someone in the CBS photo department who "got a little zealous." Katie Couric told the Daily News, I liked the first picture better because there's more of me to love." Katie Couric told the Daily News, I liked the first picture better because there's more of me to love."

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41 Rosie ODonnell

42 they retouched katie … yea….and they airbrush everyone in everything we see on tv or in print EVERYTHING they retouched katie … yea….and they airbrush everyone in everything we see on tv or in print EVERYTHING i did a movie called beautiful girls an ensemble piece by teddy demme uma tim matt mira me i saw the poster and said aloud i didnt know courtney cox was in this film it wasnt courtney - it was me i did a movie called beautiful girls an ensemble piece by teddy demme uma tim matt mira me i saw the poster and said aloud i didnt know courtney cox was in this film it wasnt courtney - it was me i called my agent - laughing she called harvey w i was on the phone listening he said so what- she should thank me - she looks a lot better i called my agent - laughing she called harvey w i was on the phone listening he said so what- she should thank me - she looks a lot better and that my friends is hollywood and that my friends is hollywood the suit i wore that day is a size 16 it was very expensive which means it is really more like an 18 the suit i wore that day is a size 16 it was very expensive which means it is really more like an 18

43 Rosie ODonnell my a&f turtle-esq cargo shorts r size 36 all my t shirts r xxl shoe size 9 my a&f turtle-esq cargo shorts r size 36 all my t shirts r xxl shoe size 9 i saw the view black suit photo on drudge and i vote yes it was photo-shopped look at the amount of white space between my arm and body barbara and elisabeth seem to vanish there in my underarm thinnest yes i say photoshop i saw the view black suit photo on drudge and i vote yes it was photo-shopped look at the amount of white space between my arm and body barbara and elisabeth seem to vanish there in my underarm thinnest yes i say photoshop

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45 Go Try This! Click on Girls Interactive Zone Click on Girls Interactive Zone Click on the tab on top that says Film Gallery Click on the tab on top that says Film Gallery Watch Evolution Watch Evolution


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