Originally Posted by Rachal Hatred
It gets worse. I have just been reliably told that this took part in the Dover 'unity' demo too!! What goes on here ffs? Only a few weeks ago Morrison was saying on his blog that the NF didn't need unity, then he does a u-turn a week or so later posting details of the Dover 'unity' demo and making a big deal of it and now it seems the 'NF' is really the EDL by any other name. Can someone explain please?
Don't be stupid, everyone can see she is white, it was the camera used that has made her look South East Asian.....
It is a professional photograph, and the photographer has balanced his exposure and set the best white balance he can for the available light conditions, resulting in everything on the right side of the picture appearing slightly darker. If he did not do this the whites and highlights elsewhere would appear "blown out". He appears to have used centre-weighted metering.
The second picture does not look so professional, clearly uses matrix metering, and has been taken in better light. This photo is nowhere near as good, but does better represent the "dark" man, who isn't dark at all.
The camera does not lie, and can only record what it sees. Where it differs from us is that we have a brain that processes the light in every scene we see, so even had the dark man been in shade the marchers would see him as white. The camera is incapable of doing this.
If you have ever used your snapper to take a picture of somebody in bright sunlight and wondered why the sky appears fine but the person is dark, it is because the auto settings on the camera took a general (matrix) metering, and exposed mostly for the sky. Conversely, if the camera took the reading from the light falling on the person then the sky would appear "blown out". Broadly, to expose for both person and sky (or a scene generally) on a sunlit day, you would turn on flash, slightly raise the camera above the subject (or point it off slightly to the side), half-depress the shutter to lock in the exposure, then point back at the subject and snap. The sky should be correctly exposed and the flash (fill flash) throws light on the subject. That is why you see professional photographers going about with flash units mounted on their cameras in the brightest conditions.