Traditionally, photography is supposed to represent reality or is a reflection of reality. Except maybe in the case of abstract Photography where it all depends on the photographer’s vision.
Today this meaning of Photography no longer holds. With Photoshop as a powerful tool, where reality stops and make-believe begins is very difficult to judge. Personally speaking, I would rather go for the original meaning of Photography. I do abstract Photography quite often, but I believe it is more to do with the way I see things rather than manipulation. If and when I do manipulation, I would prefer to call it photo art rather than Photography.
I came across following video recently. Would love your views about it.