Is this shopped? Truth, lies, and art before and after Photoshop Robert Johnson, The Art of Retouching Photographic Negatives (1930) We humans are insatiable visual gluttons, peering into the empathic peepholes of Flickr photostreams and scavenging the hyperactive junk food gestalt of Tumblr. The internet has practically trained us to gorge ourselves on a kaleidoscopic mess of images. Rockin' Nun Shocks 'The Voice of Italy' This is not your average nun. The Catholic church is no stranger to music, but when 25-year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia appeared on The Voice of Italy, she floored the audience and judges with her performance. The nun performed a stellar rendition of "No One" by Alicia Keys in full traditional attire while three of her fellow nuns watched backstage. But nothing about her performance was conventional. The judges' backs are turned to the performer, and they are only allowed to turn face-forward if they want that singer to join their team.
Lost innocence: Why girls are having rough sex at 12 Teenager girls are under more sexual pressure than ever before. The good news is we can help them through it, although that requires a few lessons of our own. It’s human nature to judge adolescents by our experience. It wasn’t like that in our day, we scold. But for once, we are right – it really wasn’t like that in our day. The Ethics of Digital Manipulation In the example see above, we have changed the red color of M8, the Lagoon Nebula, whose main spectral emission lies in the red portion of the spectrum, to blue with a simple adjustment in Photoshop. When photography was first invented, its overwhelming power came from the fact that it recorded nature more realistically than any other art form had ever done before. Because of this, people trusted it and believed it portrayed "reality" and "truth". But, just as story telling could portray the "truth" with an accurate accounting of the facts, it could just as easily become fiction. Fake and manipulated photographs - visual fiction - began circulating not long after the invention of photography.
Ethical Inquiry: August 2012 Seventeen Magazine's "Body Peace Treaty" as reprinted by the New York Times The Ethics of Digital Photo Manipulation: Alterations in Pursuit of “Beauty” Alteration of images has been occurring since the inception of photography. Manipulating a photo used to be an arduous process, typically involving scissors, glue, and meticulous precision. The Interminable, Everlasting Lincolns (Part 2) This is the third installment of a four-part series. Time Time magazine was planning to publish a commemorative issue on Lincoln. Super Simple Effect Makes Regular GIFs or Photos Seem Three Dimensional Actual 3D footage can be a pain, both to capture and to watch, which is why we fell in love with this super simple technique when we ran across it. It turns out, all you have to do to turn a normal photo or animated GIF into a 3D experience is add a couple of white bars… If it seems like there’s more going on here, trust us when we say that there isn’t. For each of the GIFs below (the effect is more pronounced in a GIF than a regular photo) all the creators did was insert two white bars into the series of images.
GIF YouTube Easily Converts YouTube Clips to Your Favorite Animated Format GIF YouTube is the YouTube-to-GIF converter we’ve all been waiting for… well, GIF lovers at any rate. It uses the ‘do one thing well’ mentality to very easily and effectively turn any YouTube video into an animated GIF of your choosing. The best part of this converts is that it’s about as simple as it gets.