Ed_David Posted August 19, 2017 Share Posted August 19, 2017 I obsess over image fidelity, skintones, and motion cadence. The latest lens. The latest camera. The image for landscapes and beauty and fashion. And all the while the world continues with war. Looming war with north korea. Potential disputes woth Russia and Pakastan and China. Endless drone strikes. Illegal military operations in Yemen. Civilians dying instantly by drone technology. And with climate change and water shortages. The world economy is failing. Money upon money is increasingly in the realm of loans. The banking industry has not learned its lessons from the 2008 financial crisis and politicians are controlled by donors. But I am removed. I am a good little boy. Tinkering with anamorphic lenses. Vacationing and sitting idly; a luxerious life. But when I do a post here about b and h a photo company that loses lawsuits like some people just get speeding tickets, that constantly abuses workers, via discrimination or other actions, the thread is deleted. Why? This is a forum about toys. Leisure activities, which is important. But constant and endless distraction is also bad. By doing nothing, we allow bad people to continue. And cameras are weapons. Photographs can change the world. So can films. So can words. This pursuit can be used for positive change. We are storytellers, and people watch movies and nonfiction films like no others these days. One of the first questions people ask is, "so what are you watching on netflix?" We have a lot of power, and we should allow discussion of these issues. Of course, this is a forum about technology, but why not let a few posts drift into philosophical issues? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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