Packs of snapping paparazzi nuns!
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.
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.
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