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Category Archives: Favourite piece of news from the last week

Hi,

I have a couple of things this week, I have a few more London photos, I’m trying Reflections and Silhouettes at the moment, below is a Reflection of Westminster in the Thames.

Westminster Reflection

Westminster

I’m finally feeling a bit better after getting sick in Malta and being ill for almost a month, so I am finally starting to edit my photos from Malta, London and Alicante and am off to Sorrento and Berlin soon so will have more to edit soon!

My Calendar is coming along slowly, (i know i’m running out of time!) just so much to do! and I have another exciting product in the process that should be finished within the month, that i’m very excited about, I’m so busy i’m getting up at 2am and working through to 6am as I’m so excited I can’t sleep, so I can’t wait to be able to reveal everything soon!

Also as my weekly update from the world of Photography this week my favourite piece of news is…

(Click on the Blue Title to be  taken to http://www.PetaPixel.com to read the full article)

The Self Esteem Act: Parents Pushing to Pass Anti-Photoshop Laws in the US

 

A Lancome advertisement featuring Julia Roberts caused a stir back in July after it was banned by the UK for being too “Photoshopped”. Now a couple in the US are trying to bring stricter regulation to the United States. Seth and Eva Matlins, founders of Off Our Chests, have started the Self Esteem Act:

We’re asking for support to pass federal legislation requiring advertising and editorial that’s meaningfully changed the human form through photoshopping or airbrushing to carry “Truth in Advertising” labels. The labels will simply state that the models shown have been altered. No judgments, no morality, just clarity.

[…] Photoshopping, airbrushing, digital manipulation isn’t the issue. The issue is too many look at these images and theink they should look LIKE these images. And they can’t…because they’re not real.

So let’s call a duck a duck and modified picture a modified picture. All we’re asking is that if you do it – you tell us you did.

They’re currently trying to raise 10,000 signatures for the petition, which can be signed here.

Until next time….

x

A lot goes on in the world of photography every day, some funny, some serious, some interesting, some boring!

So from now on each week I will post my favourite from the past week..

This week to start it all off I have two! one very serious and the other funny from the good folks over at http://www.petapixel.com

Lets start with the more serious one, you just need to click on the title of each one in blue to be taken through to the video

An Eye-Opening Look at How Many Conflict Photos Are Staged

An Eye-Opening Look at How Many Conflict Photos Are Staged.

Here’s a fascinating video in which Italian photographer Ruben Salvadori demonstrates how dishonest many conflict photographs are. Salvadori spent a significant amount of time in East Jerusalem, studying the role photojournalists play in what the world sees. By turning his camera on the photographers themselves, he shows how photojournalists often influence the events they’re supposed to document objectively, and how photographers are often pushed to seek and create drama even in situations that lack it.

You might start looking at conflict photos in the news a lot differently after watching this

and now for the more fun video….again click on the title in blue to be taken through to the video..

Artist Mocks the Absurd Poses in Fashion Photos by Showing Them in Real Life

Artist Mocks the Absurd Poses in Fashion Photos by Showing Them in Real Life.

Have you ever noticed how ridiculous many of the poses seen in fashion and glamor photographs are? Artist Yolanda Dominguez has a project called Poses highlighting how absurd and artificial the poses are by having a group of women do them in public locations and filming the reactions of passersby. It’s interesting how something so ridiculous when seen in real life can look so “normal” when done by a model in the context of a fashion photograph.

Hope you enjoy 🙂