Category Archives: Project 4: Reality and Intervention

Making a Daguerreotype

Whilst I was reading about how Louis Daguerre perfected his process of fixing an image permanently, and since I have just completed DPP, I thought I’d challenge myself to use Photoshop to recreate the effect of a daguerreotype on a … Continue reading

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New Additions

It’s not easy having 5 little mouths to feed. The photograph below shows our 8 month quins all looking for their next feed. Fortunately for us there are 4 too many ┬ábabies in this photo. One is by far enough … Continue reading

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Clone Wars

One of the main global concerns at the moment is the rising tension and increasing rhetoric coming from North Korea. Fortunately it has been restricted to a war of words, but could image manipulation also be one of the ‘weapons’ … Continue reading

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The Touching Side of Photo Manipulation

Photoshop is all too often in the news for all the wrong reasons, including images being manipulated to make people skinnier or less wrinkly. Trying to achieve the impossible perfection. It is regularly blamed for eating disorder and causing distress. … Continue reading

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Processed Food

Why is it that the burgers on the posters of McDonalds always look more appealing than the ones you actually get on your tray over the counter? This was a question asked recently by a customer in Toronto, Canada. Surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Peace Processed

In my Assignment 4 feedback my tutor mentioned how photographers develop longer term ‘projects’ depending on their interests etc. This idea really appealed to me. It enabled me to make the distinction that my OCA study should be encouraging me … Continue reading

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What you see is what you get.

My last few blog posts have been about the ethics of image manipulation. As I think more about this my own views appear to be being manipulated into accepting some forms of image altering. I have just finished what will … Continue reading

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The cleaner side of photo manipulation!

With all the controversy and ethics surrounding photo-manipulation, there is a very useful aspect to it. Whilst visiting Cadiz I came across this wall covered with graffiti. With just a bit of elbow grease and clone stamp this wall has … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Reality

I saw this article this morning on the Guardian’s website. It shows a photograph that has been so clearly manipulated it’s hard to believe it was cleared to be published! The photograph showed three officials from Huili, in south-west China, … Continue reading

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Shopped Photos

Having just started Project 4: Reality and intervention I was wondering what photos were some of the most outrageously manipulated. I began searching the internet and was shocked to find out that some of the earliest photo-shopped images were created … Continue reading

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