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Discussion in 'Dark Side Gallery' started by pixmedic, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Forkie

    Forkie Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Tough stuff, Pixmedic :(

    Hope it got better!

    Cor, I'm glad you're not my boss if you "nail" people who use their phones in work time. I'd be full of holes...


     
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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Out of curiosity, which family members? Is that Mr. Jones, Mrs Smith, or? There's not even a unique wrist-watch to hint at who/what is under the cover. I can appreciate your sentiment if the person is injured, but once they're dead? Who cares?
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Mannequins don't get married.

    using tapatalk.
     
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    Lucryster No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah, cause its real hard to slip a ring onto a mannequin..
     
  5. pixmedic

    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    *sigh*
    well, I was hoping to get a little more action on this post before setting the record straight..but oh well.

    its not a dead body.
    Its not a mannequin.
    its my partner helping me with a staged shot.
    I appreciate your concern.

    im not walking any line, regardless of whether its real or not. Coming straight from the mouth of our multinational companies corporate attorney, (whose sole job is to deal with HIPAA violations) its not any sort of legal violation if there is no identifiable parts visible.
    (face, unique tattoo, nameband, etc etc)
    even if it were a real corpse, there would be no legal ramifications from this picture, since there is nothing identifiable showing.

    and please...playing with my phone while im on work time? really? now your just reaching, and i am totally going to say your probably the pot calling the kettle black on that one. I mean damn...I didn't run my first call until 8 hours after i got to the station last shift...what do you think we are doing with our down time on a 24 hour shift when were not sleeping? or is me sleeping on the companies time going to get me fired as well? I could also mention that some of the pictures that have been taken by crew members on shift have actually been printed on canvas and are hanging on the walls of our main office.


    ethically/morally speaking, I find trespassing just as morally wrong as this might be considered to be, but i don't see very many people speaking up on it on threads where people have clearly trespassed to shoot an abandoned building, so I really fail to find voiced concerns on this topic very compelling.

    Now, its hard to say whether or not there would be some issues if this were not a staged shot with my partner.
    I am fairly certain that my boss would probably not be terribly thrilled. However, there have been real patients photographed in the past, (well, parts anyway..and not by me) and the issue has gone to the corporate lawyer, and the response was what i mentioned above. no identifiable features=no problem. (well, from the companies legal standpoint anyway) The person that took the pictures were simply told to make sure they don't violate any HIPAA regulations, and that was the end of it.

    Its a shot that I have been wanting to take for a while, but I keep forgetting to take the camera to work.
    (didn't think my cell phone would cut it)

    so...
    now that the formalities are out of the way, any chance I can get some C&C on this shot? Anything I can do to improve the realism? maybe some more "work items" strewn around like some stuff had actually been done?
     
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  6. Rick58

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    :popcorn: I guess that's that
     
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    pixmedic The Mustached Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    yea...
    sorry for the disappointment guys.
     
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    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    I kind of thought that's what it was but decided to stay out of it. You seem to take your job very seriously and I truly doubt you'd have photoed and posted a real patient, even if covered.

    Besides, the battle going on about photo plagiarism is a little more lively. ;)
     
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    I guess thats a lesson to us all not to get on our high horses and speculate about conditions a photo was shot under where we don't know anything about it.

    Anyways back to the photo. It's a pretty straight shot and the lighting is a bit flat. I think I'd have preferred it if say there was a detail picked out with some moody lighting, say maybe a snooted flash picking out the ring on his finger, shot at a lower angle with an underexposure on the fabric covering him and some reflected light just picking out some details on the equipment in the background kinda Rembrant style. That would be what whould pop into my head anyway.
     
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  10. Rick58

    Rick58 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's a tough one. The scene does look very sterile, but if this guy OD'ed on his living room floor, what else would you see? On the other hand, I can only assume you wouldn't leave an arm dangling outside the sheet, but you kind'a need that for the purpose of the photo. Maybe a little morbid, but maybe take mental notes on the next real case.
    Note on Weepete's lighting comment. While never have been in the back of an ambulance, it may not be flattering, I have to say that's the kind of lighting I'd expect to see back there.
     
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    the fact that the back of the bus was clean was a dead giveaway!

    Next time leave a bunch of used supplies and various puddles of fluids.
     
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    Wheee... I haven't been on in months and look what I bump into first?
     
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