I compare photography to magic. The same way a magician has tricks and illusions so does a photographer. They not only have the skills to capture beauty but they can create social media images that do not even exist in this world.
Have you ever looked at the images on social media or in the magazines or on any other social platform and give it a thought that “Will I ever be able to look like that ?” then I must tell you that you are not alone in that list. According to studies, we are all affected by the social media images of people and society in some way or the other. Ans let me tell you not in a good way.
One of the most disturbing tools of mass media that influences body image is Photoshop.
A Chinese Photographer by the name of Kanahoooo decided to show exactly how it works. Well, he is famous by the name of “Photoshop Hero”.
She has over 4,00,000 followers. She made a name for herself by remaking people’s social media images, telling you to “never trust what you see online”. She works on guys and girls in equal measures.
What may look like a simple amateur picture at first, could look like a stunning and beautiful portrait after the photoshopper has done its magic.
Magazines also put pressure on young and old audiences by implying that you can achieve anything and be happy if you are absolutely your perfect self.
There is so much more in social media images than what meets the eye. But once from being a “specialist only” editing tool, Photoshop has come into the everyday lives of ordinary people.
The pressure of being young, beautiful and somewhat easy going often puts people in the position to hire someone to make their social media images closer to the “approved standard”.
Even the most beautiful pictures can have an interesting truth behind them. If you really want to know someone then meet them in person and decide for yourself.
Moreover, look at the inner beauty of the person first and not at the altered social media images.
Tell us if a surprise have came to you after meeting an online person in real. Kudo’s to the easy photo effects and omni photoshop images over internet.