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NOTRE DAME UNI ON PHOTOSHOP LAW

Posted in fremantle, notre dame university, photography by freoview on August 28, 2014

There is an interesting article on Photoshop manipulation in regard to eating disorders of women, by Fremantle Notre Dame University School of Law lecturer Marilyn Krawitz in In Principo, the University’s magazine.

Ms Krawitz reports on the Photoshop Law in Israel that requires female models to have a minimum BMI of 18.5, and when photographers or magazines manipulate photos to make models look thinner, they have to include a warning that covers at least seven percent of the photo.

I quite agree that excessive photo manipulation needs to be recorded  somehow, as many photos are drastically changed in PS and other software, and that alters the reality of photos that will be seen as historic documentation by future generations.  The Photoshop ‘reality’ is in fact fake reality because things that were in the original photos might have been taken out, or things could have been added.

There is another issue for me. While eating disorder in young women is serious, the manipulation of innocent children under 15 in fashion photography is equally disturbing to me. Girls are made up and dressed up to look sexy,and are photographed in seductive poses and plastered on magazine covers as some kind of sex bombs, and that is absolutely unacceptable.

Every photo we take is the recording of our history and we need to be aware of that at all times. The overuse of Photoshop and other similar software often is a tool to hide bad and mediocre photography.

Roel Loopers

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LOSING WEIGHT IS ONLY AN iPHONE AWAY

Posted in fremantle by freoview on February 3, 2013

They assigned me to photograph the lovely Jacinta, so let me do them a favour and plug the $ 4.99 APP for iPhones by a W.A. company

Calorie counter app users lose more weight

Tracking your calories with smartphone apps has fast become one of the easiest and most effective ways to lose weight and keep it off.

With many of the weight management apps available here being based on American foods, a leading Australian company has come up with an iPhone app specifically designed for Australians.

The new app, ControlMyWeight , released by independent food and nutrition company CalorieKing, has the most extensive and reliable food database in Australia.

The founder of CalorieKing, Allan Borushek says that a diet-tracking app is only as good as its food database. According to Allan the key to weight management is accuracy. “Knowing exactly how many calories you eat and how many you burn through exercise can mean the difference between trying to lose weight and actually seeing the numbers dropping on the bathroom scales,” he says. “This weight control app has an easy-to-follow food and exercise diary, to help you accurately record what you are consuming on a daily basis and motivate you to plan your meals carefully. If you do go over your calorie target the ControlMyWeight screen turns red in a heartbeat, bringing you straight back on track”.

The ControlMyWeight database is constantly updated and includes nutritional information for Australian generic and brand name foods including fast foods and alcoholic drinks.

Weight App 1

Weight App 2

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