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Re: IT screen goddesses

On Mon, 10 Jul 2006 07:58:08 +0200, Lynoure Braakman <lynoure@gmail.com> wrote:

On 7/10/06, Erinn Clark <erinn@debian.org> wrote:

Maybe one of them actually doing their jobs? That would at least be
relevant. But I guess it wouldn't be "sexy" and thus not sell as much
(though I would at least buy a copy of /that/).

Yes, that kind of calendar would be good but unfortunately many (if
not most) employees would scream at the thought of someone
photographing the screen of their CTO, security expert, software architect,
QA expert etc. when the person is going their actual work.

 From the photographer's point of view, the typical IT workplace is
not an ideal setting for good-looking portraits.  You would have to
bring a lighting kit or be really creative in the way you use the
ambient lighting.  And the end result would not look authtentic to
a trained eye.

 Typical authentic look: being lit from below by a laptop screen, or
lit from above by slightly green fluorescent lights.  Yes, those are
stereotypes, too.  But they are more authentic than settings with a
traditional, more flattering lighting.

 When the film industry depicts hacking, they usually make most things
up, to make it look better or cooler.  That makes us cringe, but the
broader public perception is not like ours.

 Hacking is cool.  But it is not photogenic.

 Herman Robak

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