The USA President Donald Trump has recently tweeted a photo of himself awarding a Medal of Honor to a military dog. As if it’s not unusual enough to award this medal to an animal, the image is very obviously photoshopped. After someone found the original photo from 2017, Trump received a massive meme roast under his tweet, and some of these are utterly hilarious.
Retouching portraits isn’t at all uncommon, and most photographers include it in their services. But if we talk about portraits of children, this becomes a rather sensitive topic. Journalist Sam Walker recently expressed her outrage with a school photographer who offered “basic and premium retouching” for annual school photos of eight-year-olds. The packages included blemish removal, teeth whitening, and evening skin tones.
In 2016, Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, police officers from India, said that they were the country’s first couple to successfully reach the 29,035ft Everest summit. They even had the photos to confirm the claim. But shortly after, it turned out the photos were doctored, and the couple faced a police investigation.
On Monday, the police in Maharashtra confirmed that the couple had “morphed photographs,” and as a result – they were both fired from work.
On April 21, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 91st birthday. Many people found a convenient way to pay a tribute to Her Majesty, but a famous singer Rihanna did something that her fans saw as disrespectful.
The singer posted several photos on her Instagram where the head of the Queen of England was photoshopped on Rihanna’s body. The photos are weird, to say the least, and most of her fans reacted pretty fiercely.
Retouching of images has become a widely-debated topic in recent years, especially in the context of advertising. But even traditional family photographers run into this issue at times. Some clients want to be made to look like supermodels, others prefer a more accurate representation, and sometimes photographers are left wondering which case a particular shoot may fall into.
Lauren Holsten took her 18-month-old daughter, Lexi, to get her portrait taken by a local studio in the UK. Nothing out of the ordinary about that. However, when Lauren went to pick up the photos from the studio, she was “horrified” to see that they had digitally removed her daughter’s birthmark from her face.
A California lawyer, Svitlana Sangary, is facing legal trouble of her own after she was caught posting fake photos to her business website. Sangary added herself to dozens of photos, making the images appear as though she were personal acquaintances of different celebrities and politicians. The California Bar Association is now suggesting to the Supmreme Court that Sangary’s license be suspend for 6 months, followed by a 2 1/2 year probation period.
In her response to the disciplinary charges, Sangray sent the court a mini-novel which the courts called a “16-page soliloquy with little to no rational connection to the charges.” According to CNN, inside those 16 pages of irrational response, Sangray attached a copy of an email she received which was addressed from President Obama (with whom she “posed” with for one of her photos) asking her to donate “$3 or more” to help his political campaign. [Read More…]
You will not believe the results!
A new survey askes if women prefer how they look in unretouched, natural cell phone pictures or photos taken by a professional portrait photographer with fake Photoshop.