Friday, July 10, 2009

Responsibility and sensitivity please.

Cameras give us the opportunity to capture unforgettable moments. We need to use that power with responsibility ans sensitivity.

I was really troubled when I reviewed next week's TV Guide which showed a picture of actor Ryan O'Neill at the back of Farrah Fawcett's hearse bidding a final farewell to her. This was an extremely private moment, yet, in the same photo, apparently right next to Mr. O'Neill was *another* photographer, pressed up against Mr. O'Neill and the hearse, trying to get one last photo of Ms. Fawcett's casket.

To that photographer, and those like him, I have to ask, "was it really worth it?" There are such things as telephoto lenses that would have given you your picture (not that I believe it was necessary - the family had been very accommodating to the press and the public), and you wouldn't have intruded upon Mr. O'Neill's final good-bye. To photographers who behave in such a fashion, I can only say shame of you.

Remember to be responsible and to show sensitivity when taking photos. It really shouldn't be that hard to remember we are human beings and to act accordingly.

No comments:

Post a Comment