Jonathan Hill sent me this query. It is intriguing and certainly worth considering. As a photographer I find it especially challenging. I sent it out to my email mates and got some interesting answers. Try to be honest.
This takes less than one minute and is incredibly accurate... well worth the little bit of effort.
This test has only one question, but it's a very important one. By giving an honest answer you will discover where you stand morally.
You are in Miami with chaos all around you caused by a hurricane. There is a flood of biblical proportions.
You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper and you're caught in the middle of this epic disaster.
You're trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water.
Suddenly you see a man in the water. He is fighting for his life trying not to be taken down with the debris.
Your move closer. Somehow the man looks like... Good Heavens, it's President Trump.
At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under forever.
YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS:
You can save the life of President Trump OR you can shoot a dramatic Pulitzer Prize winning photo, documenting the last minutes of one of the world's most powerful men.
A) select high contrast color film?
B) go with the classic simplicity of black and white?