Agency Based Discussion => Yaymicro => Topic started by: Nemo1024 on September 19, 2008, 06:03

Title: Email from Yay
Post by: Nemo1024 on September 19, 2008, 06:03
Got a newsletter e-mail from Yay, in Norwegian

Here is and interesting link to historic photo montages to demonstrate editoria no-nos: http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/farid/research/digitaltampering/?utm_source=streamsend&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1380252&utm_campaign=YAY%20Micro%20nyhetsbrev%20uke%2038

EDIT: I removed the content of the e-mail from this post on a friendly request from Yay.
Title: Re: Email from Yay
Post by: litifeta on September 19, 2008, 06:40
Well I have to say, I did Journalism at uni. And in PhotoJournalism we had this drummed into us.

BUT ... and a BIG but.

There is nothing illegal (as far as I can recall) about digitally changing a press photograph. It is more to do with a question of ethics. In particular, it is a breach of most Journalist Associations Codes of Conduct to do this.

The one that comes to mind is a photo of some bridge in Canada with an Olympic symbol that had been placed on it to celebrate Canada's bid.

As far as editorial stock goes, the site would say you are breaking their rules, and as such boot you from the site. However, I really do not think anyone could ever be sued for this.

To me that is the difference between a photographer and a photo-journalist. I do not know too many wedding photographers who do not airbrush the bride to make her look her best.