I can remember the good old days of film photography where other than a little dodging and burning in the darkroom, what you see is what you get. But today with the popularity of photo editing software like Photoshop a controversy has developed. Many ask should images be edited, a little, a lot or not at all?
As this controversy continues many of today’s celebrities are beginning to speak out against retouching of their photos. There is also a movement to add a disclaimer to all commercial photos to let the public know the image has been edited. Similar to the warning label on cigarette packages.
The question will always remain is an edited image art or photography? I guess we’ll all have to decide for ourselves. I’ve added some samples of my own Photoshop images for you to view please leave me a comment and let me know your opinion.
We’ve been down this road before… remember the question what is art? This would undoubtedly spark a discussion about who interprets art or trash. Clearly it’s all very subjective. This discussion is only beginning so I guess we’ll have be our own judge in deciding what we like. Checkout my Photoshop Samples.