Ethics Test for Labour supporters.

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Cabarfeidh, Nov 27, 2007.

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  1. Was sent this today. Hmm difficult decisions methinks!

    Read carefully, Don't skip ahead.

    Honesty Question: 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.

    THE SITUATION:
    You are in Fife, Dunfermline to be specific. There is chaos all around you caused by a storm 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 its entire destructive furore.

    THE TEST:
    Suddenly you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer. Somehow the man looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is. It's Gordon Brown! At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever. You have two options: You can save the life of Gordon Brown or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize/Press Awards winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world's most powerful and brilliant men.

    THE QUESTION: Here's the question, and please give an honest answer...
    Would you select high contrast colour film, or would you go with the classic simplicity of black and white?
     
  2. Editted due to faster fingers :D
     
  3. New Labour ETHICS, not in the same book!
     
  4. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    Love it, Caberfeidh :D

    B&W for me - I like the dramatic effect :wink:
     
  5. Black and white. Colour just distracts the eye. Perhaps 800 or 1600 to get it a bit grainy.

    Would look great blown up on the lounge wall. Edgy. Or something.
     
  6. For that never to be forgotton shot it must always be B&W with a nice arty-farty grainy effect that the luvvies of Neu Liarbour will adore.
     
  7. Sorry mate, but obviously great minds and all that.
     
  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Very, very simple - double your money by doing it in glorious colour at 20mp, raw.

    Stick the card in your handy laptop, bust it open in photoshop, save-as in black and white, sepia, high contrast, low contrast, outline only, bang on some pithy catchphrases for one picture like "drowning in a sea of debt", fire off thumbnail versions to ALL the media outlets from the Beeb to the Torygraph, to CNN, 'Red'; all the wy down to VIZ, and let the bidding commence.
     
  9. New liebour? Ethics?

    Somewhere next to Sutthics, I think.
     
  10. Definately take the shot - then drag the bastard out by his ears and demand an honour or you'll fling him back - you could call yourself Lord Mohammed (like the teddy bear) and really piss everyone off!
     
  11. Seen this ages ago, but with George W. Bush and New Orleans.

    Christ, am I turning into one of those ARRSErs who complains that this has all been done before?






    [ edited to add, high resolution in colour, think of the the posters you could sell! ],
     
  12. I would stop, crack my knuckles, do a quick assessment to make sure I wasn't in danger, dig out the sharpest lens I had, ensure my camera was set up correctly, fresh card in and formatted, fresh batteries in the grip and flash gun charged.

    Taking my, time calmly compose the shot and go for shallow dof shot of the moment Gordy's hand slipped below the surface... Capa eat your heart out!

    Then I would proceed to blow the print up to A2, mount it in a nice frame and hang it on my wall for my own personal enjoyment.

    Definitely not the time for ethics to get in the way of a good image!
     
  13. How does one test something which is absent?

    Please, please, please vote for the party most likely to dislodge your Labour MP if you have the misfortune to be represented by one of these reptiles!
     
  14. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    I'd be pointing and laughing too hard to even think of getting the camera out
     
  15. Nice fast black & white, one on say 1/30 to get a bit of blur as he claws for life