Keep your images real

Today, Photoshop can do a lot, but it is still hard to make that perfect photo composition. Today, the New York Times used this image in an article about research to improve concentration. Nice Photoshop work, but:
  • The composition is good, but not perfect. Either do something that is 100% real, or completely not real (i.e., a photo cartoon)
  • The image catches attention ("what is that scary device attached to this person's head?"), but does not immediately create the link to concentration. A real image would have been better (5 builders NOT looking away from their work as a woman passes by for example).
Keep your images real.