Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Laughing Photos
From: "Alan Hull" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 18:56:38 +0200

> Fr=E5n: Eric Welch=20
> In the Pictures of the Year contest (run by the National Press
> Photographers, University of Missouri and Canon) we had a humor
> one year. It fell of its own dead weight. Not enough funny photos to
> justify the category. Most of the pictures that were sent in were
> stupid or just plain unfunny. Totally different than truly funny.
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Now that does surprise me.  It has always been my understanding that
picture editors around the world pray for the day that a really funny
photograph lands on their desks.  It would 'hold the front page'.  But
it proves my point.  A funny photograph is extremely difficult to make.
 A sense of humour and a camera alone are not enough.  The subject
(humour) must be studied.  Cartoonists are not only people who can draw
with a pen. =20

And as Arturo said, the M6 (M2?) is perfect for it.

Alan Hull