Photo morality/equipment question

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Joe Melillo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,035
Photo morality/equipment question

Someone recently forwarded the following "test" to me over the Internet:

"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. Try not to give a rushed answer read the text and then give an honest answer.

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. Suddenly you see a man floundering in the water. He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken down with the debris. You move closer and somehow the man looks familiar. You suddenly realize who it is. It’s George W. Bush. At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to pull him under. You have two options-—you can save the life of G.W. Bush or you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world’s most powerful men.

So 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?"

Hmm. It's the wrong question, of course.

The real issue is whether you'd reach for your S3 or a D2X.

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