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Don’t overuse the fisheye lens

one can have too much of a good thing

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

Maybe I should’t need to be mentioned, yet it needs as more and more people are unexplainably devoted to use a fisheye lens. This can be sene not only in the images of GoPro and other action cameras (where it almost cannot be avoided) or the use of snap on lenses, but in everyday photo stories line up a growing number of fisheye shots – often without any reason.

Women prefer their original look

they don't like their retouched images

Hungarion version

Source: BuzzFeed

Interesting social experiment using the tools of photography and model retouching. Everyday women have been transformed into cover girls who in the end turned out not to like the result better. They actually prefer accepting their original look instead of the altered but fake one portrayed by the retouched photos. We just don’t know if they are really honest in this video.

Outcry against 500px devaluing talent

they prefer themselves over the photographers

Hungarion version

The popular photo sharing website has been selling photos before as well, but they now plan to launch a photo agency service. Their slogan is “Accessing Talent” and they claim being the largest photography community of the world. Many of their users however think they joined those who devalue talent and they only want to rip off photographers contributing to the site.

Not all photo edits are unethical

BBC reacts photo manipulation charges

Hungarion version

Original photo by Clemens Bilan/DPP/AFP/Getty Images
Edit by BBC

Photo editors at Hungarian news website Origo found a photo that seems to be retouched before publication on the website of one of the radio channels operated by BBC. A portrait of one of the musicians has been cropped out from a group shot and some details in the background have been cloned out. BBC claims it is not a faking of the photo because the photo is not used as a news image.