Yep, Allan Detrich saw it coming. He resigned the day after he was suspended pending an internal investigation, probably because he knew he was in trouble. In an article published today, Toledo Blade editor Ron Royhab tells the reader that many photos submitted by Detrich where doctored.

An intensive investigation of Mr. Detrich’s work, conducted by Nate Parsons, The Blade’s director of photography, found that since January of this year, Mr. Detrich submitted 947 photographs for publication, of which 79 had been digitally altered.

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The changes Mr. Detrich made included erasing people, tree limbs, utility poles, electrical wires, electrical outlets, and other background elements from photographs. In other cases, he added elements such as tree branches and shrubbery.

Mr. Detrich also submitted two sports photographs in which items were inserted. In one he added a hockey puck and in the other he added a basketball, each hanging in mid-air.

As a photojournalist, Detrich doesn’t exist anymore:

The Blade is removing all of Mr. Detrich’s photographs from toledoblade.com and blocked access to any of his photographs in the newspaper’s archive. Like many other newspapers, The Blade shares its work with the Associated Press, an international news cooperative. On April 6, the AP removed all 50 of Mr. Detrich’s photographs from its archives.

Detrich was really not a nobody. “(he) has won hundreds of newspaper photography awards over the years. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1998”.

At his second season with the Quebec Remparts of the QJHL, Angelo Esposito is currently ranked first for the next NHL draft. Here is some photos of the life of a superstar in the making.

esposito29.jpgQuebec Remparts’ Angelo Esposito gets onto the ice seconds before the game against the Saguenéens at Le Centre Georges-Vézina in Saguenay February 17, 2007.
Technical: Canon EOS 20d, 1/60 at f4 with a 16-35 at 18mm – ISO 1600

esposito01.jpg Louis-Alexandre Bernier cheers for the Remparts and their young star player Angelo Esposito in QJHL match between the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic at Le Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City February 13, 2007.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/400 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 200mm – ISO 1250

esposito04.jpg(top to bottom) Maxime Lachance, Éric Hebert and Martin Cauchon watch the QJHL match between the Quebec Remparts and the Rimouski Oceanic wearing Remparts’ young star Angelo Esposito’s jersey at Le Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City February 13, 2007.
Technical: Canon EOS 20d, 1/200 at f2.8 with a 16-35 at 16mm – ISO 1600


esposito28.jpgUnder the supervision of assistant coach Martin Laperrière, Quebec Remparts’ Angelo Esposito do some homework for his correspondence school in a room, the ex Quebec Nordiques players’ wife room, at Le Colisée Pepsi in Quebec City February 14, 2007.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/100 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 75mm – ISO 500

esposito23.jpgQuebec Rempars’Angelo Esposito is treated for back injury by therapist Richard Normand at Le Colisée de Québec February 14, 2007.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/80 at f4 with a 16-35 at 20mm – ISO 1250

esposito25.jpgQuebec Rempars’Angelo Esposito is treated for back injury by therapist Richard Normand at Le Colisée de Québec February 14, 2007.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/80 at f4 with a 16-35 at 23mm – ISO 1250

esposito24.jpgQuebec Rempars’Angelo Esposito is treated for back injury by therapist Richard Normand at Le Colisée de Québec February 14, 2007.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/80 at f4 with a 16-35 at 16mm – ISO 1250

Never use the « clone stamp » tool. Ever.

Allan Detrich was working for the Toledo Blade, in Ohio. Since 1989. In 1998, He was a runner up for a Pulitzer price.

Detrich just resign, probably before he was fired.

The controversy bloomed after much of Ohio’s media descended on Bluffton University for the school’s first baseball game after their team was involved in a fatal bus accident March 2, 2007, in Atlanta that resulted in the death of five players. Before the game, the baseball team gathered in a circle on the playing field near five banners that were hanging on the outfield fence. The banners bore the names and uniform numbers of their five dead teammates. The Bluffton players removed their caps and dropped to one knee for a moment of silence or prayer. The banners formed the right-hand background in an extremely horizontal composition.

Nearly identical pictures of that moment ran large the next day on the front pages of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Dayton Daily News, The Lima News, and The Toledo Blade, each picture shot from nearly the identical angle by a photojournalist from each newspaper. In three of the large photographs a pair of blue-jean clad legs could be seen coming out underneath the banner on the far right-hand side of the image. The legs were missing from Detrich’s photograph; only grass and fence could be seen from the bottom of the banner down to the ground. Upon close examination of the photograph, evidence of digital alteration could be seen.

Complete story – and the four nearly identical photos, in a National Press Photographers Association article.

That is sad.

I bought a stock photo of a dog for my website and it has become our unofficial mascot. Recently, I discovered that another pet site is using the same photo. Can I stop the site from using it?

A Black Star post about microstock and royalty free images triggered a broader reflection by John Arrington on the danger of not using commissioned images.

Don’t miss one of the links on Arrington post: Rights managed stock Vs Royalty free stock.


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