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Anyone have an issue with this photo?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by RedCanuck, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    So I'm doing my pages today and I do a nice little section for the community gymnastics club. Take this photo, obviously cropped tighter and use it as one of the main pieces of art. Editor opens the page, says he's repulsed and demands I change the photo.

    Is it just me or is that totally unreasonable? It's gymnastics, people are going to do things like the splits. Coaches don't mind, parents don't mind, should we have to censor normal action shots? Anyone think this is wrong?

  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I can understand being squeamish about it because the uninitiated eye might think something was wrong at first glance.

    However, if your audience is familiar enough with gymnastics, it shouldn't be an issue.

    Do you have another photo that illustrates what you're looking for almost as well?

    Sorry to say, but if your editor says change it, change it.
  3. "Repulsed" seems like a strong reaction to that photo.
  4. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    Almost anything I had that was strong from the vantage point of action or facial expressions would have "repulsed" him just as much I'm sure. Then again, this is a guy who had me take "hooker" out of my rugby stories because it made him laugh. I guess I should have known better.
  5. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Sounds like quite a spread you put together.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    The image is too small to see clearly, but was she showing camel toe?
  7. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    My issue is that it's not big enough.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Is it a child?
  9. Tell your editor to grow up.
  10. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    Yes, it is a child.
  11. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    No toe at all, if there's anything showing, there's no way in hell I run it.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I tend to not run crotch of minors.


    It simply ain't worth the possible issues for me.
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