Friday, July 1, 2016
Ethics in photography....(post no.205)
The bird is sad, so I. Recently…..an outstanding picture is removed in a forum, where I sometimes visit and was impressed by the effort of the photographer……The photo is appreciated, but somehow, the author has removed it, in which a mother bird was feeding its child……..It was removed from the site, in the name of ethics. Ethics shd be thought before or after displaying the art form. regretting decisions not after the act has been performed. The ‘ethics’ was that the photographer went too close to the bird, forgetting that once clicked, printed forever and that too for common people to understand wildlife.
fIRST if I cud understand the meaning of ethics, after the act was done and the act is within the norms of viewing by common man. I wondered, the knowledgeable persons got it removed, which showed a normal way of life of the birdies, my love. The lapsed time iust never returned, but the thing u aquired is or shd be within the reach of normal people, when it is public platform and once shown with super comments……when photographer gets the super comments, where do I fall wrong……….The world is taken in its stride, and I am happy that I cud express my feeings…….(I am sorry I cud not copy the pic.)……..The above picture is of my loveable normal household bird, is who who is clamouring that saying her heart.
Here I wud be pleased to put Ethics good example is while photographing the celebrities/stars outdoors by the photojournalisrs for their lovelihood and the example belongs to a foreign country, where the celebs challenged and threatened journalists for police action, compensation,shooting them……The Hon’ble Court cud’t refuse for not shooting the complainants, but, did demarcate a line that such celebe cud be shot on public places keeting distance of 10ft. and in some serious cases, 3ft, and the celebs/royals/stars cud not deny the liberty of press.
The first duty of photojournalist attached to newspapers, magazine, if encounters an accident, within seconds, he takes the shot of site and immediately run for rescue….later finishing his job a bit slowly and gettig the pictures to his journals.as fast as he cud for first publication……kudos friends, keep awakening.