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The Ethics of Cell Phone Photography

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The Ethics of Cell Phone Photography by Nikki Williams (June 13th, 2014)

 

 

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First Impression:

My first impression is about this article is that nowadays cell phone are now are not only for calling but also for photography.

Quote:

“These unflattering shots are made temptingly easy by the discreet nature of the camera phone. In fact, the smart phone’s small size and universal appeal make it simple to take snaps of almost everything, everywhere.

 

Reflection Proper:

Now taking photos with a cell phone is very convenient and it is easy to post photos online or through social media so that everyone can see is now the norm for most people. But there has been a lot of bad reputation that cell phone photography is having, some are cheating, cyberbullying, sexting, invasion of privacy and much more. There are many issues that came up with regards to this topic, one is where a hospital employee took a photo of a victim with a gunshot wound and shared it to other staff, eventually the victim died. The family of the victim want to file a lawsuit to those who released the picture of the victim to the public and in the end the hospital employee and others were fired from their job because of the patient’s confidentiality rights. There are many instances that we take photos and post it to the internet not knowing or considering what effect it will have to others. Even normal pictures can be targeted with negative things, they can mock, embarrass, scorn or ridicule that photo and someone or even you can be affected or hurt by it. Yes, we do have the freedom to take photos as we like but we should consider and have a sound judgement in understanding the impact of these photos when it goes out to public. A suggestion is that when you take photos, you must first get their permission if there is someone that will be included in your photo.

 

5 Things That I've learned (List down 5 things that you've learned from the article)

1. Photos can trigger many different situations whether good or bad.

2. Understanding the ethics of photography will educate you in what it right or wrong in taking photos.

3. Ask permission to the people that you are going to take photo of.

4. 62% of schools ban cell phones in the classrooms because of various reasons.

 

 

5 Integrative Questions

1. Will you still include random strangers in your photo when taking a photo?

2. Do you think that we should make this into a big issue in the Philippines?

3. Do you think that Filipino people know of this issue?

4. Do you think that this will happen if people were still to use the old fashion film?

 

 

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