Recently, a Japanese website took an image of a man dressed as a woman and challenge a professional Photoshop artist to improve the photograph. While the artist felt he was unable to "fix" the image, many others on the internet wanted to try their hand at manipulating the image. Check out some of these attempts here.
Pretty good huh? If Photoshop artists are this great, it is no wonder so many girls and women suffer from body dissatisfaction. The images of women represented in the media are so far from life like, it's not even funny. As an amateur photographer, I love using Photoshop to alter lighting and remove the odd pimple or two from pictures but I believe that changing images entirely is wrong. Photographers need to find the beauty in all of their subjects and the media/advertising world needs to stop manipulating those images!
Just look up "Photoshop Fails" to see the many people who feel the need to alter their own images and unfortunately are called out and made fun of because of it. But do you really blame them? How can we teach young girls to love themselves and their bodies if they are competing with a computer manipulated image? Here are some images of "Photoshop Fails."
What do you think about Photoshop? Have you ever used it to alter your own pictures?