6 Cellphone images in Time Magazine's "Best Photos of the Year"

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by timeOday, Dec 16, 2005.

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    timeOday Guest

    <http://www.time.com/time/yip/2005/index.html>

    #20 of 24 is a tiling of 6 images from the London underground bombing.
    The shots were captured on cellphones in near darkness.

    I guess it goes to show that interesting or important subject matter
    trumps other aspects of image quality.
     
    timeOday, Dec 16, 2005
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    or that the press are only interested in subject matter and quality is
    irrelevant.
     
    Paul Heslop, Dec 16, 2005
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    doh! ignore me, I'm not well :O(
     
    Paul Heslop, Dec 16, 2005
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    RobG Guest

    This brings to mind a 6.00 pm news program I saw some months ago. After 1/2
    hour of racial violence, horrific injuries, military action, vehicle
    accidents, natural disasters and such, all shown in vivid living colour,
    the news closed with a (humourous) report on a fashion show. The reason for
    the report? A model had had a 'wardrobe malfunction', and one (count 'em),
    just one nipple had popped out to say hello for a brief moment (the model
    was awake to the lack of modesty imposed by her 'dress' and fixed it PDQ).
    Not that you could see said nipple - it was all pixellated out. What's the
    problem, you say. Maybe some would find a nipple on public TV quite
    shocking, and so it should be rendered invisible, but I sat there and
    thought about it.

    What a world we live in, where it's quite OK to expose the kiddies to man's
    inhumanity to man (in vivid living colour), but a brief glimpse of what is
    no more than a feeding mechanism for a baby (and yes, I am aware of the
    erotic side of nipples, too), is too provoking to allow us to see, or
    indeed to expose the kiddies to. I know which I'd rather my children had
    seen. I can explain nipples.

    A sad state of affairs, indeed.

    RobG
     
    RobG, Dec 16, 2005
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    Iraxl Enb Guest

    Iraxl Enb, Dec 16, 2005
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    GregS Guest

    I have a small collection of Time-Life stuff, and its all about documentary
    or viewing people , places, or things. You know, a picture is
    worth a thousand words.

    greg
     
    GregS, Dec 16, 2005
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Time is liberal?!?
     
    Ray Fischer, Dec 16, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    Don't be surprised if Time, a magazine thinning faster than Ron
    Howard's hair, had a full-page ad for Nokia in it.
    -Rich
     
    Rich, Dec 17, 2005
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    SimonLW Guest

    Well, if it weren't for the phones, there would be no images. Common folk
    don't haul cameras around, but they usually have their cellphones and many
    of them have cameras built in. While they are hardly for fine art
    photography, they will likely be capturing many unexpected events.

    Of course, the press can't be everywere, but a picture is worth a thousand
    words and they will use any shot even if it is digitized from a crappy
    camcorder.
    -S
     
    SimonLW, Dec 19, 2005
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  10. Do they still make phones without camera?
     
    Måns Rullgård, Dec 19, 2005
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