the NYT has some good stuff, when not dealing with matters of overty political import. One Example pops up today, about the extensive use of Photoshop to alter our personal histories and present a different version of reality to the world. Of course, the world has had the ability to manipulate images since we started making them. greek sculptors, renaissance painters, the pictorialist photographers etc.are famous for presenting the world with an altered reality closer to their ideals… which are now ours in part. The only difference is that any old guy or girl can get on the internet and lay their hands on some free software that can help you to do all this on any beat-up old computer. that means you!
I read that article and found it incredibly interesting. I also agree that we’ve always had that power, now it’s just more finite, easier and available to all.
I was thinking of taking a photoshop class. that is how lame I am at it.
the vast jungles of photoshop knowledge are better navigated with a guide.