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Off to Berlin now and here we have the Berlin Wall!

The Berlin Wall

Well at least for a little while, back from Berlin now and ready to finish my many projects that I have on at the moment!

But before I do that I am starting a new one!

Project 365 – a photo uploaded a day

So to start it all off and in honour of just getting back from Berlin….

Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

Berlin Brandenburg Gate

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….

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