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Manipulated photography. for photojournalists. Ethical beginnings. Photojournalism is defined as non-fiction photography: people doing thing in a natural setting. We don’t pose people. We don’t control the situation.
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Manipulated photography for photojournalists Ethical beginnings
  • Photojournalism is defined as non-fiction photography: people doing thing in a natural setting.
  • We don’t pose people.
  • We don’t control the situation.
  • We attend an event, photograph what is there, try to portray fairly what we see.
  • Ethical control
  • But even within this ideal, we consider some control over the image to be acceptable.
  • We choose to photograph something in a certain way that we think fairly reflects the event. This is as a journalist writes using a certain angle.
  • We control a photograph by what we include and leave out, either in the camera or later cropping.
  • We control exposure, darkening, lightening, sharpening.
  • Ethical control
  • Is this manipulation of the image? Yes.
  • But it is passive manipulation: we are cropping and choosing angles, but we are not controlling the action of a scene.
  • But what if you need to take a photo that’s not part of a news story, or not even journalism?
  • Then we move into the area of controlled, or manipulated images.
  • Controlled images
  • You can provide manipulated images for a feature story. That is, a non-news event.
  • This is photography for illustration.
  • Two ways to manipulate
  • Subject manipulation.
  • Scene manipulation.
  • Or both.
  • Subject manipulation
  • You control your subject by asking that person to do something.
  • The control may be casual: “Just walk down the street as you usually do and I’ll take your picture.”
  • Or the control may be more formal: “Sit here, straight back, fingers on the keyboard, turn slightly my way, look toward the screen.”
  • Scene manipulation
  • You control the environment, including the background, objects and people in the scene, lighting of the scene.
  • You may add an umbrella or hat for color, or an interesting background object to give context.
  • You move things around.
  • Illustrations
  • When you control the subject or environment, you create a photo illustration. That is, a photo to show a story concept.
  • This does not mean the subject is formally posed. But it could.
  • Within this idea we can make three separations: editorial photography, public relations photography and advertising photography.
  • Editorial illustrations This photography generally covers these areas:
  • portraits;
  • food;
  • travel.
  • Portraits
  • A portrait can be a mugshot. That is, a formal studio portrait.
  • Or it can be an environmental portrait, an informal photo of someone doing something.
  • In both cases, however, the subject is manipulated.
  • Lighting manipulation
  • Usually in a manipulated portrait the lighting is also manipulated.
  • Back light or fill light will give more uniform lighting than is usually available in the real world.
  • In straight photojournalism we look for this lighting in our environment, and choose an angle to use it.
  • In manipulated photography we can set up lights and use flash.
  • Manipulated portraits
  • Usually we try to pose people so they appear natural. They don’t necessarily look at the camera.
  • Often, though, in an environmental portrait we feature a subject doing something he wouldn’t really do very often.
  • A classic example of this is the bank president or CEO sitting on the edge of a desk with his arms folded.
  • Food and travel
  • Food shots are carefully manipulated to light the food in a way that makes it look appetizing.
  • Travel feature photography may be less manipulated, but often people are posed doing things in an exotic environment, like splashing on the beach.
  • Public relations
  • Public relations photography emphasizes persuasive images designed to reflect positively the person or group photographed.
  • Corporate annual reports and press releases often feature this style of photojournalism.
  • Public relations
  • Photojournalists usually have little say in setting up these photos.
  • They are designed to reflect what the public relations director wants to portray.
  • Advertising
  • Advertising photography is tightly controlled, and paid for by a client.
  • It’s usually not simple product photography.
  • Most advertising photography tries to attach a lifestyle ideal to a product.
  • Advertising photography
  • Products are shown in the most positive way possible. Cars look faster. Food looks better.
  • Control of advertising
  • Advertising does have limits set by U.S. Trade Law.
  • So how far can you go manipulating photography for illustrations?
  • The answer depends....
  • Boundaries
  • You could do an illustration for, say, a story on meditation showing a composite image of someone in a dream world.
  • But could you do an illustration for a story on politics using a composite image of a politician surrounded by starving children?
  • Even manipulation has its ethical boundaries.
  • Good taste
  • Manipulation also is bounded by the ethics of good taste. How about this to illustrate a feature looking at student Halloween parties?
  • Everyday manipulation
  • The truth is most photography is manipulated to some extent.
  • When we say “smile” in snaps we are manipulating our subject.
  • When we turn on our flash we are manipulating the scene.
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