Lounge Talk With Laz Ep. 11 Recap – Is Using Digital Photo Editing Software Deceptive?
Is Using Photo Editing Software Deceptive? Short Answer: No
I adjusted the exposure settings because of the lens I had to use wasn’t able to capture or mitigate the light in the room. Color correction was also important as I changed the luminosity and vibrance of the subject’s blue eyes to better represent how they look. I also lowered the sharpness of the photo so the subject’s fur looked soft instead of sharp and defined, which isn’t how it looks in real life.
This is a matter of perspective though. Photography is an art form and it’s all about realizing your vision. My photographer friend has different intent for her professional photographs compared to what she creates for school, where those photos serve an artistic purpose and narrative.
Laz’s Lounge Question of the Day
This subject area is highly subjective and morally ambiguous, so I would love to hear your thoughts on if using digital photo editing software is considered deceptive or not. Let me know in the comments below alongside your feedback regarding this latest episode of Lounge Talk With Laz!
Author: Brandon Lazovic
Brandon Lazovic is a district digital manager at General Motors assisting a number of dealers in New Mexico and southern Colorado with website optimization, reputation management, content creation, CRM integration, social media promotion and search engine marketing. Before Lazovic began working at General Motors he collaborated with start up companies in Ann Arbor, Mich. to expand their businesses through digital marketing initiatives and previously served as the news editor for the Eastern Echo in 2016 and as a staff writer for the EMU media relations department in 2017.