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                                                                                             Photo Journalism

Section- A

  1. The adviser to a student-published newspaper copies several articles from national magazines to show student reporters examples of excellent journalism. According to copyright law, the adviser does NOT need to obtain permission to copy the articles. Give reasons why advisor need not to obtain permission?
  1. While interviewing the school principal for a story, a student reporter operates an audiotape recorder hidden in her backpack. She does not tell the principal she is audiotaping the interview. What constituted the reporter´s actions? Is this under the ethics or not? Give reasons for your answers.
  2. A student reporter has been assigned to write a story about a new science teacher at the school. The reporter has created a list of questions to ask the teacher during the interview. Midway through the interview, the teacher mentions an interesting and unusual job she once had as a scientist on an Arctic expedition. What would be the reporter´s best response to this disclosure of information by teacher?
  3. In August, the blogosphere went wild over an image in a Microsoft Corp. ad that had been edited to change a man´s race from black to white. In a photo featured on the company´s U.S. Web site, three colleagues -- one white, one black and one Asian -- sit around a conference room table. But in the same photo on the company´s Polish site, the face of the black man had been replaced with the face of a white man. The gaffe sparked quite the discussion online, as bloggers and commenters wondered if the change was racially motivated, the result of poor judgement or both. Some people suspected that the computer technology giant changed the Polish image so that it matched the country´s own racial composition. Is this right to polish the image? What principle of photography is not followed in the case?
  4. A devoted photographer—an aspiring professional or passionate artist— always carries a camera at the ready. The photographer happens to witness a horrific catastrophe, and is the only person to capture the event on film. A media company, eager to acquire the images for broadcast, offers the photographer Rs. 500,000 for the images and copyrights. Is it ethically wrong for the photographer to accept the large sum, because it would mean profiting from awful misfortune?
  5. In an actual case, a renowned, talented landscape photographer was arrested and fined after fires he had set as a backdrop for night photography grew out of control and caused damage to natural formations at Arches National Park in Utah. Nobody disputes the photographer was wrong to have started fires when it was clearly against park rules, and contrary to good sense. But what if fires were allowed, and could be safely controlled? Is it ethical for photographers to add “props” to a scene to make it appear more dramatic or photogenic, when in fact the scene never really looks that way?
  6. At a gallery show, you come upon a highly intriguing image of a building taken from a particularly artistic perspective. You imagine doing the same, possibly under different lighting conditions, and using different equipment, but essentially an identical composition. From the title, you research the subject, find the location, and take your version of the scene. In a moment of reflection, you admit to yourself that even had you been aware of that building, you probably would not have imagined taking it from the particular perspective you are emulating. Still, reasoning that the building is there for anyone to photograph, you enter the image in a photography competition, and it easily wins. Is it plagiarism to copy the artistic perspective of the original photographer?
  7. An architectural photographer is employed to take pictures of model homes for publication in advertising. The images are of actual housing, but the photographer is asked to make extensive digital modifications to add non-existent features such as garages and porches, with the understanding that the extras would be available to home buyers at additional cost. Is it wrong to include fictional features in such an image for marketing and sales purposes?










Section- B

Case Study

Taste in Photojournalism: A Question of Ethics or Aesthetics?

Photographer Garry Bryant, in his essay “Ten-Fifty P.I.: Emotion and the Photographer’s Role,’’ (1987) says his reaction over the years to a ten-fifty p.i. call—an accident with personal injury—had changed from one of thrill to one of wariness. He attributes the change to the drama he has witnessed at countless tragedies and the resulting hassles with crowds, police, and the reading public in obtaining and printing the photos.

Undoubtedly, John Harte of the Bakersfield Californian knows the feeling well. So does his editor, who after receiving the brunt of the public reaction to printing the photo that follows, says he has rethought his position on publishing photos of personal tragedy.

Photographer Harte took the photo after he responded to a call on the police scanner. He arrived at a lake northeast of Bakersfield, California, while divers were still searching for a drowning victim. After a few minutes, divers brought the lifeless body of five-year-old Edward Romero to the shore, where the boy’s distraught family was gathered. By this time, television crews had arrived on the scene. As the family members, in public view at the edge of the lake, began to grieve, all of the photojournalists and videographers had to decide whether and how they would shoot the story. The television crews opted out; they decided not to film the moment. Harte edged around the sheriff and, using a 24 mm lens and a motor drive, shot eight frames. Managing editor Robert Bentley was called into the offices of the Bakersfield Californian that

Sunday evening to decide whether one of Harte’s gripping photos should run. He was persuaded that the photo would serve as a potential warning and help stem the high number of drowning’s in the county. The publication of the photo, which was also distributed by the Associated Press, generated more than five hundred protest letters and calls from throughout the nation but primarily from Bakersfield residents.

The paper also lost about forty subscribers over its decision, most of whom returned (Stein 1986). A week later, Bentley explained his decision in an editorial column. “Some claimed the Californian showed callous disrespect of the victim. Others felt the photograph had forced their visual intrusion on what should have been a family’s private time of shock and grief. Most combined the dual protests’’ (Bentley 1986). Bentley eventually decided that the photo should never have been published. He has said that by publishing the photo, he learned that journalists are seriously out of touch with their readers’ sensibilities. “The reaction was too intense and widespread to just shrug it off and say we’re just doing our job’’ (Stein 1986).

The picture was nominated for, but did not win, the Pulitzer prize. Editorial judgments about photographs ordinarily hinge on two kinds of standards, moral standards and standards of taste. The most commonly recognized moral standards are those concerning privacy and those about inflicting additional harm on victims. These were the moral basis of response to Harte’s picture. Standards of taste are more difficult to identify and describe. No photographer or photo editor to my knowledge has identified what exactly we mean by “in bad taste.” The closest they come is to note that people do not want bloody pictures (mangled bodies, or the uncovered dead, for example) at the breakfast table. Some find such pictures offensive at any time of day.

So what can we say about the ethics of taking and publishing aesthetically offensive photos?

First, we are more likely to agree on what is good (ethics) than on what is beautiful (aesthetics). The philosophers have long known that. Philosophers, whose function is inquiry into the good (ethics), the true (epistemology), and the beautiful (aesthetics), have been far more successful and helpful in uncovering standards for the true and the good than for the beautiful. Matters of taste seem far more subjective and idiosyncratic than do matters of morality and truth. Some of us admire Wagner and eschew Elvis.

Second, ethical judgments and aesthetic judgments are often closely related. The mushroom cloud from the atomic bomb, for example, has always appeared beautiful to me ever since I saw pictures of the cloud over Hiroshima. Those pictures led to moral rejoicing that the war was about over and that my father would soon be coming home from the Navy. For others the cloud is symbolic of human evil, power, and inhumanity. We tend to like aesthetic symbols of moral good, and we dislike symbols of moral evil.

Third, the decision to take news photos (and the decision to publish them) is ultimately moral and not aesthetic. Harte clearly intruded upon the family in Bakersfield, and that was a moral choice based on his pursuit of somebody’s good. Bentley’s decision to publish was a moral one: he hoped to prevent others from drowning by running the picture as a warning. He was willing to risk aesthetic harm for moral gain.

Fourth, photo editors sometimes have a moral duty to readers to publish pictures many would regard as in bad taste. Few would object to a warning that saved a life even if the warning was aesthetically objectionable.

The occasional moral duty to be aesthetically offensive rests upon the duty of accuracy, the duty not to deceive. The logic is this: in order to function in the world readers need an accurate image of that world, not one sanitized by well-meaning but misguided journalists. Where the world is bloody it is dishonest and deceptive to hide blood from readers. Aesthetically alarming pictures of starving children in Somalia brought action precisely because they showed ugly reality.

Fifth, photo editors have a moral duty not to publish aesthetically offensive pictures except when a significant moral purpose demands publication. The reason is that pictures can plant images in our minds that genuinely harm us. They can be haunting images that we cannot escape.

Morals and taste interrelate in interesting ways. The moral standard for photojournalism also seems clear: we have a moral obligation to others not to publish aesthetically offensive pictures except when publication is reasonably likely to advance some greater public good. Perhaps you can refine and improve that standard through your own critical analysis.


  1. Who made the correct ethical decision at the scene, the television crews or Harte?
  2. Does the truly exceptional nature of the photo change your reasoning? Solve by contact for more details - 8882309876
  3. Would an interview without a photo have been any less intrusive? Should the print journalists present have decided not to write a story?





Section- C

Question No.  1          Marks - 10

Mixing the colours blue and red in equal proportion will produce which of the following hues?        


  1. Maroon
  2. Violet
  3. Orange
  4. Brown



Question No.  2          Marks - 10

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), informational safety sheets must be present in art rooms that contain which of the following safety risks? 


  1. Bladed machinery
  2. Hazardous chemicals
  3. Loud noises
  4. Heat-producing tools



Question No.  3          Marks - 10

An advertising policy for a publication should include identification of 


  1. Quality standards for photographs.
  2. The managing editor´s role in decision making.
  3. Personnel who will occupy key positions of leadership.
  4. Standards of acceptability for copy.



Question No.  4          Marks - 10

Which of the following departments in a private corporation would offer career opportunities that best match the qualifications of a journalism major who has experience in both print and broadcast media?           


  1. Public relations
  2. Finance
  3. Research and development
  4. Human resources



Question No.  5          Marks - 10

The most relevant factor to consider when formulating an editorial policy is the         


  1. Reaction of the publication´s audience to the policy.
  2. Editorial staff understands of the policy´s purpose.
  3. Controversial nature of the policy.
  4. Number of staff members who will be governed by the policy.



Question No.  6          Marks - 10

____________ Photography is one of the most lucrative forms of photography


  1. Fashion
  2. Animal
  3. Land
  4. Political



Question No.  7          Marks - 10

A great variety of cameras, lights, _________ are used in commercial photography.   


  1. Lenses
  2. Props
  3. Designers
  4. Dancers



Question No.  8          Marks - 10

Photojournalists combine an ability to find and ___________ dramatic action with photographic talent.           


  1. Record
  2. Analyze
  3. Write
  4. Speak




Question No.  9          Marks - 10

_____________, like artists, have a wide variety of choices as far as subjects are concerned.  


  1. Writers
  2. Directors
  3. Actors
  4. Photographers



Question No.  10        Marks - 10

Photography is a unique and _____________ medium of self-expression.         


  1. High
  2. Low
  3. Creative
  4. Smart



Question No.  11        Marks - 10

A good _______________ should present the facts without fear or favour and not seek out praise or shy away from criticism.


  1. Reporter
  2. Editor
  3. Actor
  4. Director



Question No.  12        Marks - 10

Media and _____________ will always have close ties.     


  1. Politics
  2. Social Problems
  3. Acting
  4. Ministers




Question No.  13        Marks - 10

Reporters have no choice but to cover the people chosen to lead _____________________.    


  1. Government
  2. Organisations
  3. Departments
  4. Companies



Question No.  14        Marks - 10

______________photographers work for food manufacturers, hotels and restaurants, exporters, dairy and ice-cream companies.    


  1. Animal
  2. Fashion
  3. Food
  4. Geographical



Question No.  15        Marks - 10

______________ Photographers photograph workers on the job, machinery, industrial layout, prominent places in the industry etc.    


  1. Industrial
  2. Fashion
  3. General
  4. Wildlife



Question No.  16        Marks - 10

Wildlife photographers have to wait for___________ to catch the animals in the right mood and pose.           


  1. Days
  2. Months
  3. Hours
  4. Minutes



Question No.  17        Marks - 10

Photojournalism emerged as a distinctive form of photography in the late ___________ and early 1930s.           


  1. 1820s
  2. 1920s
  3. 1910s
  4. 1720s



Question No.  18        Marks - 10

The main difference between photojournalism and photography deals with how the ________________ is treated by the photographer.          


  1. Content
  2. Image
  3. Writing
  4. Scene



Question No.  19        Marks - 10

Photojournalists carry the burden of journalistic ____________.           


  1. Corruption
  2. Disgrace
  3. Integrity
  4. Deceit



Question No.  20        Marks - 10

In colour photography, light-sensitive chemicals or electronic sensors record ______________ information at the time of exposure.        


  1. Colour
  2. Dress
  3. Surrounding
  4. Person



Question No.  21        Marks - 10

Creating colours by _____________ together collared lights (usually red, green and blue) in various proportions is the additive method of colour reproduction.         


  1. Differentiating
  2. Mixing
  3. Varying
  4. Separating




Question No.  22        Marks - 10

When the three dye images are superimposed they form a ______________ colour image.     


  1. Complete
  2. Incomplete
  3. Two
  4. Three



Question No.  23        Marks - 10

Chemical toning could be used to convert ______________ black-and-white silver images into cyan, magenta and yellow images which were then assembled. 


  1. Three
  2. Two
  3. Five
  4. Six




Question No.  24        Marks - 10

The ________________ of photographic three-color prints on paper was pioneered by Louis Ducos du Hauron.         


  1. Marketing
  2. Production
  3. Analyzing
  4. Financing



Question No.  25        Marks - 10

In _____________ German chemist Hermann Wilhelm Vogel discovered that the addition of small amounts of certain aniline dyes to a photographic emulsion could add sensitivity to colours which the dyes absorbed.      


  1. 1875
  2. 1775
  3. 1870
  4. 1873



Question No.  26        Marks - 10

Light fading occurs when materials are exposed to _____________, e.g. while on display.


  1. Light
  2. Fire
  3. Water
  4. Chemicals



Question No.  27        Marks - 10

__________________dyes will typically fade the quickest.           


  1. Violet
  2. Red
  3. Yellow
  4. Magenta



Question No.  28        Marks - 10

______________ telling is at the heart of good photography; accordingly, good photographers need to be able to tell stories with their cameras.         


  1. Story
  2. Poem
  3. Principles
  4. Theory



Question No.  29        Marks - 10

___________________ Photography uses an array of electronic photo detectors to capture the image focused by the lens, as opposed to an exposure on photographic film.


  1. Digital
  2. Media
  3. Multipurpose
  4. Chemical



Question No.  30        Marks - 10

The first recorded attempt at building a digital camera was in ____________ by Steven Sasson, an engineer at Eastman Kodak.  


  1. 1970
  2. 1975
  3. 1965
  4. 1985



Question No.  31        Marks - 10

The first true digital camera that recorded images as a computerized file was likely the Fuji DS-1P of __________.  


  1. 1988
  2. 1985
  3. 1986
  4. 1982



Question No.  32        Marks - 10

The first flyby spacecraft image of __________ was taken from Mariner 4 on July 15, 1965 with a camera system designed by NASA/JPL.     


  1. Pluto
  2. Mars
  3. Saturn
  4. Earth




Question No.  33        Marks - 10

Image _____________ read the intensity of light, and digital memory devices store the digital image information as RGB color space or as raw data.  


  1. Recorders
  2. Sensors
  3. Displayers
  4. Catchers



Question No.  34        Marks - 10

Digital cameras can take pictures, and may also record __________ and video.           


  1. Colours
  2. Food Items
  3. Sound
  4. Water



Question No.  35        Marks - 10

The quality of a digital image is a composite of various factors, many of which are similar to those of film ___________.


  1. Posters
  2. Cameras
  3. Advertisements
  4. Songs



Question No.  36        Marks - 10

Digital Photography Review, the4:3 ratio is because "computer __________ are 4:3 ratio, old CCD´s always had a 4:3 ratio, and thus digital cameras inherited this aspect ratio."    


  1. CPU
  2. Monitors
  3. UPS
  4. Keyboards



Question No.  37        Marks - 10

The ________ count quoted by manufacturers can be misleading as it may not be the number of full-color pixels. 


  1. Pixel
  2. Lenses
  3. Camera
  4. Digital



Question No.  38        Marks - 10

Many camera phones and most digital cameras use memory cards having flash memory to _________ image data.    


  1. a) Read
  2. b) Write
  3. c) Store
  4. d) Create



Question No.  39        Marks - 10

The primary advantage of ______________-level digital cameras is the low recurring cost, as users need not purchase photographic film.     


  1. a) Food
  2. b) Wildlife
  3. c) Producer
  4. d) Consumer



Question No.  40        Marks - 10

Digital photography was used in astrophotography long before its use by the general public and had almost completely displaced photographic plates by the early ____________s. 


  1. a) 1950
  2. b) 1960
  3. c) 1980
  4. d) 1970



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