A LOT of research went into this episode — which means we have a lot of additional resources to provide you for your lesson plan!
Greg Apodaca, a professional graphics artist/photo retoucher, maintains an album on his site which we used in our episode (the before/after shots of the girl in the bikini). Sites like his (as well as Iwanex Studio) can give students great insight into the professional practices of photo retouchers — and might even give them pause for thought when they see them “in the wild.” Photoshop Disasters, of course, casts a critical eye on when this kind of professional work goes horribly, horribly wrong. Additional lesson resources about how models are prepared for photo shoots can be found on PBS Kids’s fabulous Don’t Buy It! media literacy website (aimed at a slightly younger audience).