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April 18, 2009

Blog Guy, It’s me – the aspiring photojournalist you’ve been advising. know these are hard times in journalism, and I’m wondering if news organizations are cutting costs in the area of photography.

I’m afraid so. Many media outlets have shifted to hiring nuns for photo assignments. You see whole herds of nuns at all the big news events these days.

Nuns? Why nuns?

Do the math. They’re practically everywhere, they work cheap, they don’t cheat on their expenses, and they can carry tons of equipment in those outfits.

Their habits?

Good point. They do have better habits than most photographers.

Are they any good? How do they even judge the distance to their subject?

Many of them seem to have easy access to rulers and yardsticks. I don’t know why.

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Nuns take pictures as they attend the traditional Greek Orthodox Washing of the Feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City April 16, 2009, ahead of Orthodox Easter. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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The full title is the Ceremonial Washing of the Feet and the Apprehension of the Pedi-Fungo-Fetishists.

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Holy exposed toesies, Batman!

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Well, you know, nuns do appear to have extraordinary photographic abilities, if you judge by looking at the one with glasses that is taking two pictures with two cameras at the same time!! That is some fine hand-eye coordination, isn’t it?

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Nun with glasses is thinking, “Oh My, I wish I could see what’s under the cassock of that priest with the BIG feet.

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