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OpenStudy (anonymous):

What is the striking difference between a picture and a photograph?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

A picture can be drawn by hand, a photograph is made using light (on a film, or on a CCD or CMOS cell, like on digital cameras).

OpenStudy (anonymous):

"Picture" is the more generic term, and includes any kind of visual representation, whether it is drawn, painted, photographed or produced by some other means. You could even call a naturally produced image a "picture". The word picture can even refer to a memory or mental process that is by nature completely immaterial. "Photograph" virtually always refers to a physical image created with chemical or digital imaging technology. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_a_picture_and_a_photograph#ixzz1W9QvfP7B

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