Even though we're firmly in the age of Photoshop and advanced digital manipulation, the issue of honesty of representation and what constitutes cheating in photography has a lot more history and nuance than just the clone stamp. This thoughtful video examines the topic and what it means to cheat in photography.
Coming to you from Jamie Windsor, this great video examines the issue of cheating in photography and what that really means in different genres nowadays. In some circumstances, such as photojournalism, the rules are crystal clear, but even then, there's more nuance than you might think. It turns out that a lot of the time, when you try to assign a clearly defined boundary of what is acceptable and not, you quickly discover that that's nearly impossible to do, and a lot of it depends quite a bit on the context. As Windsor points out, this can even go as far as telling blatant lies to put the audience in a certain frame of mind for what comes next, and in the right situation, we find that sort of behavior acceptable. It's a fascinating topic and one that's well worth taking time to think about in your own photography. Check out the video above for Windsor's full thoughts.