Hey guys, I am a photography student at a small college in Tennessee. For my composition class we were to write an essay about a topic in our major and extend our audience past the walls of our classroom. It would be greatly appreciated if you would take a few minutes and read about my topic and post your thoughts and opinions about the subject. Thank you in advance for your time and here's to a good discussion! These days more and more things are going to a digital format, and obviously photography has a rather large digital market. In my research I found an interesting article by Barbara Savedoff. In her article she stated that, "The enhanced manipulability of photographs that results from the applications of digital technology must ultimately change the way photographs are used - whether in journalism, law, or other areas. As it becomes more common to digitize photographs and use digital cameras, and as it becomes easier to alter these digital images to reflect whatever scenarios we might dream up, the documentary usefulness of photographs is severely diminished." I also cited specific examples of instances where manipulated photographs have caused a ruckus - like the Allan Detrich case (digitally altered photograph of the Bluffton University baseball team was printed on the front page of the Toledo Blade) that happened in 2007 and the case of OJ Simpson covers that Newsweek and Time magazine published back in 1994 (the magazines used the same cover photograph but the Time cover had clearly been altered). So what do you guys, a community of photographers, that work in both digital and traditional formats, think about the rise of digital effects in regard to photojournalism? Can digital photography be used as evidence or as a way of recording exactly what happened at a specific time or place and hold its credibility? The National Press Photographers Association has set guidelines that photojournalists who choose to join their Association must follow, but in the Detrich (a member of the NPPA) case if other photographers with the same photograph had not been at the event and had not also appeared on other front pages across the state of Ohio, he may have never been caught. It has been said that photographs don't lie, but is this digital format changing that concept?