Zombietime has posted an excellent analysis of photojournalistic fraud. The four types he lists are:
- Digitally manipulating images after the photographs have been taken.
- Photographing scenes staged by Hezbollah and presenting the images as if they were of authentic spontaneous news events.
- Photographers themselves staging scenes or moving objects, and presenting photos of the set-ups as if they were naturally occurring.
- Giving false or misleading captions to otherwise real photos that were taken at a different time or place.