Pure photography refers to photographs that are taken and printed without any digital manipulation or editing. These photographs are considered to be true representations of the scene or subject as it was captured by the camera. On the other hand, digitally modified or "Photoshopped" creations refer to photographs that have been altered using digital editing software such as Photoshop. These photographs may be manipulated in a variety of ways, such as by changing colours, removing or adding elements, or combining multiple images to create a new composition.
Some photographers prefer to work with pure photography, believing that the true art of photography lies in capturing the world as it is, without manipulation. Others enjoy the creative possibilities offered by digital editing and see it as a way to enhance or extend the potential of a photograph.
In general, there is no inherent superiority of one approach over the other. It depends on the intent of the photographer and the message they want to convey.