As part of the Liberal Studies Program students should demonstrate an awareness of the impact of technology on society. After learning Photoshop and watching several videos on extreme editing and manipulation students were asked to respond to the following questions.
1.) In your opinion is digitally tampering with photographs in pursuit of beauty psychologically harmful to consumers?
2.) Does it narrow the scope of socially acceptable “beauty,” and is this unethical on a professional level?
3.) What is the line between digital editing versus digital manipulation?
4.) If you wanted to or were asked to manipulate a photo of someone else would you, how would you handle that situation?
5.) Should there be a law that sets boundaries as to how much editors can manipulate their photos when publishing?