Chapter 12Ethical Considerations in Scientific PhotographyWhy Ethics?





There is a contemporary belief that modifying images in the digital era is more prevalent than was the case during the film era for science images. Image retouching and airbrushing were common practices for decades and were frequently used in high-end analog advertising applications. When practiced by the best professionals of the time, the results were astonishingly believable. These two images were created from scans of original prints. The photograph was made by Henry Lou Gibson (1906–1992). It is believed the photograph was created in the late 1940s ...

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