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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2007, 11:19 am Thread Starter
 
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a MORAL Dilemma

Moral dilema

A Question of Morals
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A One Question Test!


This test only has one question, but it's a very important one.

By giving an honest answer, you will discover where you stand morally.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation in which you will
have to make a decision.

Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous.






Please scroll down slowly and give due consideration to each line.




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THE SITUATION:

You are in Florida, Miami to be specific.
There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding.
This is a flood of biblical proportions.
You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper, and you're caught in
the middle of this epic disaster.
The situation is nearly hopeless.
You're trying to shoot career-making photos.
There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the
water.
Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.







THE TEST:

Suddenly you see a woman in the water. She is fighting for her life, trying not
to be taken down with the debris. You move closer. Somehow the woman looks
familiar. You suddenly realize who it is. It's Hillary Clinton! At the same time
you notice that the raging waters are about to take her under forever.


You have two options:
1. You can save the life of Hillary Clinton or...
2. You can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death
of one of the world's most powerful women (in her mind, at least).





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THE QUESTION:

Here's the question, and please give an honest answer.......


"Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic
simplicity of black and white?"
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2007, 12:31 pm
 
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Well I'm really torn on this one. It's going to be a dull day, mostly grays, not much colour and lets face it, unless there is a pile of makeup on, Hillary will be pretty gray as well. So regardless of which you pick you'll get "Gray".

More importantly I think is composition and Focal length. On the one hand I'd like a nice high contrast (likely B&W) film (good high speed) but on the other I'd like to be able to blur the background and foreground a bit - you know, subject in focus, surroundings muted. So I need a short focal length but a high speed, want to be able to enlarge (although I have no idea who'd want to see Hillary larger than life), need good saturation.

If I could bracket my shots such that the focal point shifted from the foreground to the subject (Hillary), to the background that'd give me some nice shots to pick from and may create a nice montage.

Yup, I think B&W would be best. Although Infrared might be an interesting choice as well
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THE QUESTION:

Here's the question, and please give an honest answer.......


"Would you select high contrast color film, or would you go with the classic
simplicity of black and white?"
I shoot digital RAW files. I would bracket for exposure and process it later


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Take the picture. If the picture doesn't win and you don't get fame I'm sure Bill will give you a fortune anyway!

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Remember to set the motor drive to 5fps, and be sure to use 36 exposure film. That 7 seconds is gonna go by fast...(practicing reloading film in advance helps).



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I would be more concerned about my camera getting wet in a storm than Hilary. It would be impossible to set it down and keep it dry on some unsafe life threatening rescue attempt. Anyone can replace Hilary, but replacing a photographer with years of experience could be impossible. A photographers work is proof that he or she is talented. Is there proof any politician is talented?
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Is there proof any politician is talented?
I dunno...

I'm starting to run now...fast


What line of work are most politicians involved in before they become politicians?







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I'm afraid the question today would be "Do I use up the rest of my SD card for an 8 meg shot or do I go with a series of action shots at 1 meg resolution?"
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thats an easy one......take the film out of the camra and shoot....shit i wouldnt even turn on the flash......
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Sent this to one of my photog buddies.

His response: Let me get this straight....is the focal point the debris?

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