Is it wrong?

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  1. marmle

    marmle TPF Noob!

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    I was in town today stocking up with essentials, just in case. It was like a ghost town, lots of shops had shut, including the charity shop where I volunteer. I thought it would be a great opportunity, while the city is practically empty, to go and get some photos. Is it wrong to use this current crisis as a photo opportunity? I know photographers have taken pictures in countries in a far worse state than ours at the moment, and some of those photos I think are fantastic and I feel that it is good that things like that are documented to remind us that there are people worse off than us. As far as me going into town with my camera and taking pictures of deserted streets and shopping centers, I dunno, I'm kind of sat on the fence here.


     
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    No!
     
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    There is nothing wrong with documentary photography.......
     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Not at all. Try to make poignant photos. Sell them to a periodical. Buy more gear.
     
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  5. Jeff15

    Jeff15 TPF junkie!

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    There is nothing wrong with documentary photography.......
     
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    stapo49 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think you should document the effect this virus is having in your town or city.
     
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  7. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    I think as others have stated that this is a great time to get some images.
     
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  8. marmle

    marmle TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for your replies, I might post some of the images here.
     
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    Recording history is never wrong; how the images are used is a different matter.
     
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    Snap away, free from guilty feelings.
     
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    Just be careful, there is a lot of weirdness going on lately. Lots of schools and businesses are getting broken into. A lot of bad people are looking for easy targets and/or opportunity.
     
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