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Before & After Photos Examine the Ethics of Photoshop in Portraiture

In the above video, Karl Taylor walks you through a four-step process that shows the before-and-after results of three variables when it comes to portraiture: studio lighting, make-up, and Photoshop. Read more…

Satire Site Posts Article About a Girl Suing Instagram for $500M, and Everyone Runs It

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“This is a Satire Website. Fictional Stories Just for laughs.” That’s the line you’ll find if you scroll to the bottom of the ODGossip website. But when they posted that the subject of an embarrassing Meme was suing Instagram for $500 million, blogs and publications the world over went ahead and ran with it. Read more…

Study Finds 11 Percent of #nofilter Tagged Instagram Photos are Hefe-n Lying

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How dare they!? According to a study conducted by Spredfast, 11% of Instagram users posting under the #nofilter tag are in-fact using a filter. At an estimated 8.6 million photos, the collection of fibbing photographers is growing daily. Read more…

Convict’s Viral ‘Sexy’ Mugshot Scores Him a $30,000 Modeling Contract

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It pays to have a mugshot photographer who knows their lighting. Jeremy Meeks, the 30-year-old alleged criminal whose ‘sexy’ mugshot took the Internet by storm sparking Twitter movements and Facebook Pages dedicated to his beautiful bone structure, has apparently signed a $30K modeling contract with Blaze Models in LA. Read more…

Leevia is a Petition Site that Understands and Leverages the Power of Photography

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The number of words a picture may or may not be worth aside, there’s something intrinsically more powerful about a cause when it is backed up by quality photography.

This is the thought at the foundation of a new website called Leevia, a photography-driven petition platform that draws inspiration from movements like the Bring Back Our Girls campaign that spread through social media like wildfire. Read more…

Blast from the Past: The Daily Show Slams Camera Phones as a Useless Combination

In 2004, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart took on a burgeoning technology that they saw as a completely nonsensical mix of two things: the camera phone. As Ed Helms puts it in the “digital watch” segment above, the technology “combines the rapid battery depletion of a high-powered digital camera with the image production capability of a phone.” Read more…

Photoshop Experiment: 1 Photograph, 27 Countries, 27 Definitions of ‘Beautiful’

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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if journalist Esther Honig has proven anything with her fascinating Photoshop project Before & After, it’s that whoever ‘they’ are (it turns out, Margaret Wolfe Hungerford) is right. Read more…

Uruguay Footballer Accused of Biting Rival Player Claims Photoshop is Involved

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This has got to be one of the stranger Photoshop controversies we’ve ever run across. Usually, Photoshop in the mainstream news means that some model or celebrity has been poorly altered on a magazine cover, but this time around, it’s a football star going after Photoshop, saying it’s being used in a smear campaign against him. Read more…

EyeEm and Uber Team Up: Get a Free Ride, Take Photos, Win More Free Rides

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Crowd-sourced taxi service Uber and photo-sharing service EyeEm announced an interesting partnership today: EyeEm will give you $20 in Uber credits no strings attached via a promo code, but if you’re willing to document your Uber travels using the app, you can win even more credit and keep on traveling around town for free. Read more…

Instagram in Hot Water for Disabling Mom Blogger’s Account Over Innocent Photo

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The big social networks seem to have a hard time determining what is and is not inappropriate, and to their PR detriment, they seem to make the wrong judgement time and again. The latest case in point comes out of the Instagram camp, that this week decided to disable a mommy blogger’s account for posting ‘inappropriate’ photos of her kids that seem completely innocent. Read more…