Two, four, six, eight, who we gonna radiate?
Hi Blog Guy, it’s me! The aspiring photojournalist you’ve been mentoring. Looks like you’ve got me for another semester!
Cripes. What do you want now?
Well, I have kind of a devious question. Let’s say I’m shooting a politician, but I want a very, very subtle way to make him look good, so readers will form a subliminal positive opinion.
That’s easy. Just frame the shot to make him look like he has a halo. You know, like he’s part of a religious icon.
Wow. And that would really trick people?
Sure. Look at these shots. You think, “Gosh, those guys sure look good,” but you can’t quite put your finger on why. It fools readers all the time.
That’s amazing! So in case there isn’t anything behind them like that, when I go on assignments should I take an icon with me?
Should I take an icon with me?
SHOULD I TAKE AN ICON WITH ME!?!?
You could, or you could take a Canon or a Pentax if you prefer…
Top left: A religious icon in Moscow, in a 2000 file photo.
Top center: President Barack Obama speaks about the U.S. Government 2011 in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, February 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Top right: U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner listens as Obama speaks, February 1, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Middle right: Woman holds Orthodox icons in Moscow in 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin