BP Doctors a Press Photo


The Story 

BP needs better PR advice.  A company spokesperson admitted to altering a photo of their Houston crisis center.  Photos were added where video feeds were blank. 

 July 21 2010 BP Doctors Photo
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Discussion Starters

Assignment Ideas

  • Use Photoshop or another program to edit graphics and try to alter an image.  See if you can do a more professional job than BP's photographer.
  • Look at photos in your favorite magazine.  How do you think they may have been altered?  Discuss with a partner how changing a photo for a cover, article, or advertisement may affect your perspective.
  • As you plan your next presentation with visual support, think about what photos or other graphics you can alter to enhance your message.  What alterations could be misleading for your audience?