What is photomanipulation?What is photomanipulation? Judging from my frequent browsing of the photomanipulation categories, it's clear a lot of people simply don't know what it is. I'm certain that somewhere on dA there's an "official" definition, but as I'm writing this article, I've chosen to define photomanipulation like this: It's an art form wherein the subject of a work (be it a person, landscape, animal, object, etc.) is either a.) significantly altered from its original state or b.)the context in which of said subject is significantly changed.What is photomanipulation? by vacuumslayer
Let me show you an example of the former and the latter. I'll be using my own artwork as examples, because, well, this is my article.
Here's an example of where I significantly changed the appearance of the subject--in this case, a model:
As you can see, the finished product bears little resemblance to the beginning photo.
Here's an example wherein I change the context in which the subject resides: