Moral test for you photographers


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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 England; York, 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 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.


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!

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 winning photo, documenting the death of one of the country's most powerful men!


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?
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Haha that is quality
I'd have to go for the colour film, then make sure he doesnt survive:smashin:


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brilliant :rotfl: , however , i would have 2 cameras one loaded with colour the other with b&w , just in case some more of the labour govt came floating down past me so i had both options covered :D


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Brilliant, Im thinking Black and White would look good on the front page!


Firstly, a very hard decision to make. However, assuming I remembered to remove the lens cap and have batteries charged, the image would make me very comfortable financially.

Why ruin a perfectly good camera with water ingress?


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I would definitely wish i had 10 cameras if it were David Cameron instead (oh and some reporter from whatever newspaper)


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B&W but knowing my luck the camera would still be set on time delay! Lol

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