Photography and morals

28 Feb

Moral Test….Read to the end before making a judgement.

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.


You are in London.

There is chaos all around you caused by a hurricane with severe flooding.

This is a flood of biblical proportions.

You are a photo-journalist 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 into the water.

Nature is unleashing all of its destructive fury.

*** 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 the Muslim Cleric, Abu Hamza, the one-eyed, hook handed bastard who hates non-Muslims and wants the
UK to become an Islamic state!!

You notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever.

You have two options:

1) You can save the life of Abu
2) you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the country’s most despised, evil and powerful men!


Would you select a higher ISO to compensate for the light or,

would you change your settings to black and white for a more dramatic effect?


Posted by on 28/02/2012 in Humour


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11 responses to “Photography and morals

  1. thehappyhugger

    28/02/2012 at 10:36

    Shew! Thats a good question. I think my knee jerk reaction would be to save a life.

    • paul

      28/02/2012 at 11:06

      Hugs – never ever jump into flood water to save anything. Unless you are tied to a rope and trained to rescue people you could end up becoming the victim. All that debris flowing along with the water could force you under/ knock you out etc.
      Difficult but fact of life.
      And if you drowned we would miss your blogging!!

  2. mikesadventuresinpictures

    28/02/2012 at 10:40

    Excellent post. I really enjoyed it; funny and made me think! I think I’d want to increase the ISO. You’re probably only going to get one attempt at the shot so I think go for the chance of a better quality image. Thanks for posting this πŸ™‚

    • paul

      28/02/2012 at 11:02

      and hopefully a f2.8 lens to help as well πŸ™‚

    • paul

      28/02/2012 at 11:11

      Will check out your blog from my home laptop as our firewall block social media (photo’s)
      Just finished a course on using slow shutter speeds – was great!

  3. 68ghia

    28/02/2012 at 11:14

    Change Abu with Julias.
    But I think black and white would show a stark reality, almost a poignancy to the photo…
    Cute Paul πŸ˜‰

    • paul

      28/02/2012 at 15:24

      Wou iets se oor hout wat dryf….. But being politically correct and all that I will refrain from doing so πŸ™‚

      • 68ghia

        28/02/2012 at 16:16

        Iets wat hulle dalk nie so kwaad sal maak nie – drolle…

  4. Sonel

    28/02/2012 at 15:09

    Oh, I don’t know what I’d do. Maybe just leave my camera on SP Auto and hope for the best and edit it in Photoshop or Lightroom! LOL!
    Thanks for the smile and I am glad to see you’re on WP as well. πŸ™‚

    • paul

      28/02/2012 at 15:27

      Starting to find my way around WP and really enjoying the experience.
      Hope we bump into each other quite often – like your blogging.

      • Sonel

        28/02/2012 at 15:35

        Same here Paul. Quite an experience as well for sure.
        Oh, I am sure we will and I can say the same. Thank you for the lovely compliment. πŸ™‚


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