I have been reading articles on this subject since stating part 4 and found a very interesting piece written by Nasim Mansurov. It covers all areas where editing and manipulation could be ethically questionable.
Here’s the article:
The section on portrait and fashion photography really demonstrates how much almost everything we see in magazines and media is edited.
It also raises the idea that although most photographers are adamant they do not edit their material, the fact of the matter is they do tweak it here and there – white balance, colour correction, contrast and brightness etc. The nature photography paragraph is a great example of this.
There’s an extremely fine line between editing to ‘correct’ and editing to ‘change’.