After the LA Times firing of the photographer for manipulating the war image perhaps it is time for an organization such as ours to lead the way in correcting the names of what is a true photograph and what is a digital photo/illustration.

Perhaps, two things need to happen. The first is to define how much manipulation of a standard process photograph is allowed ( cropping, burning dodging, masking) before it enters the realm of illustration.

The second is to do the same for a digi-photo. How much photoshop is allowed before it enters the realm of digital illustration.

The result would be that these things are named correctly.

1. photograph
2. photo/illustration
3. digi/photo
4. digital photo illustration.

This way when one is identified in the media or other places everyone will know what it is.

What do you think.

Michael McBlane