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(Toronto Star)   Let's just stick the wheelchair kid over on the side   (thestar.com) divider line 208
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2013-06-17 05:51:22 PM  

cedarpark: jst3p: FurbyGoneFubar: cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

Yeah, was that so hard...?

[i284.photobucket.com image 497x338]

Can you put some tits on the teacher too? Then it will be fixed.

[i.imgur.com image 491x309]

Happy now?


holy obaming obama!
 
2013-06-17 05:52:24 PM  

firefly212: Seriously, I don't see this as bullying or whatever... but it's totally dumbass on the part of the teacher and the photographer. I mean, how hard would it have been to transition the kid to the bench so he could be with his classmates?



I agree with you but if I am a teacher I am not taking a kid out of his chair. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.
 
2013-06-17 05:52:41 PM  
elffster - Ok, just out of curiosity, what would you have done?

I'd say MyNameIsMofuga and cederpark pretty much nailed it. It is true that there is some heavy complaining, but these people paid for a class photo and this is just not good. Would you let it go if you sent your car for a paint job and the guy didn't bother to tape up the windows and used Dollar General Silver Spray Paint to do the job? I don't think its too much to expect a little integrity from someone being touted as a 'professional', do you?
 
2013-06-17 05:52:41 PM  

MyNameIsMofuga: [i492.photobucket.com image 427x325]


My thoughts exactly.
 
2013-06-17 05:52:48 PM  

FurbyGoneFubar: cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

Yeah, was that so hard...?

[i284.photobucket.com image 497x338]


WOW!
 
2013-06-17 05:52:59 PM  
I think the point we're all missing here is that Miles is obviously creeped out by all of those faceless classmates and didn't WANT to be next to them.
 
2013-06-17 05:53:17 PM  

Spanky McStupid: mrlewish: You mean he's not the stereotypical center of attention and fawning in the class photo? We must make the disabled kid the most popular now!

Just wait for the follow-up in 10 years when they crown him Prom King.

[fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 403x403]


Honest to God, I thought when I googled "West Aurora Prom King" it was going to come up with a reference to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
 
2013-06-17 05:53:22 PM  
www.thestar.com

Hell, if I were in a room with Slenderman children, I'd want to sit as far away from them as I can too.
 
2013-06-17 05:54:06 PM  

cedarpark: jst3p: FurbyGoneFubar: cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

Yeah, was that so hard...?

[i284.photobucket.com image 497x338]

Can you put some tits on the teacher too? Then it will be fixed.

[i.imgur.com image 491x309]

Happy now?


Wow, I didn't think they'd be that asymmetrical.
 
2013-06-17 05:55:46 PM  

cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

[i.imgur.com image 491x309]


Not quite. The teacher needs some bigger knockers. And throw in a few black kids. that school screams upper middle class with all those asians and white kids.

Oh and for the love of god, give middle row, third from the left a decent haircut.
 
2013-06-17 05:56:34 PM  
Made me think of this.

i3.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-17 05:57:09 PM  
Was he hopping mad?
I don't think he had the spine to say anything.
www.commonsenseevaluation.com
 
2013-06-17 05:57:23 PM  

jst3p: firefly212: Seriously, I don't see this as bullying or whatever... but it's totally dumbass on the part of the teacher and the photographer. I mean, how hard would it have been to transition the kid to the bench so he could be with his classmates?


I agree with you but if I am a teacher I am not taking a kid out of his chair. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.


No farking kidding. She's a public elementary school teacher, not a pediatric RN.

Secondly, he's not "off to the side," his chair is inches from the end of the bench. Thirdly, this woefully underpaid photographer likely had dozens of these pics to take that day and didn't want to reposition the rest of the kids and have to re-set up the shot.
 
2013-06-17 05:57:27 PM  

jst3p: firefly212: Seriously, I don't see this as bullying or whatever... but it's totally dumbass on the part of the teacher and the photographer. I mean, how hard would it have been to transition the kid to the bench so he could be with his classmates?


I agree with you but if I am a teacher I am not taking a kid out of his chair. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.


Special Needs teachers and assistants take kids out of chairs all the time to get them to bathrooms, sometimes for necessary cleaning of equipment, and other things. I know we're all lawsuit wary, but taking kids out of wheelchairs is something that happens hundreds of times a day in schools that accommodate kids with disabilities. If she wasn't comfortable/able to do that, she should have inquired with whoever handles the special-ed stuff (I'd wager this class is not generally a special needs class).
 
2013-06-17 05:57:31 PM  
Why didn't Hodor just put him down next to the other kids?

/Hodor?
//Hodor!
 
2013-06-17 05:58:36 PM  
If you are going to bother with photoshop then why not give the kid a cool hover chair hovering above the other kids ?
 
2013-06-17 05:58:44 PM  
Don't school class pictures usually get taken in, like, September?  Why is this a news story in June?

Also, why blur out 7-year-olds' faces?  I look back at my own second grade class photo and can't tell which one is me.  They all look identical at that age, except for the fatty and the wheelchairy.
 
2013-06-17 05:59:57 PM  

Meez: If you are going to bother with photoshop then why not give the kid a cool hover chair hovering above the other kids ?


Or, you know, make him sit like the normals on the bleachers.
 
2013-06-17 06:02:15 PM  
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-17 06:05:25 PM  
if they blurred out all the other kids, why not the kid in the chair?  it's not like like the face was needed to see the space.
 
2013-06-17 06:06:11 PM  
Someone should photoshop a lamp shade on the kid's head.
 
2013-06-17 06:06:11 PM  

jst3p: FurbyGoneFubar: cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

Yeah, was that so hard...?

[i284.photobucket.com image 497x338]

Holy shiat, I just noticed you unblurred the kids faces. I am literally laughing out loud right now. Well done.


No, he didn't. Look again. He gave them all THE SAME FACE.
 
2013-06-17 06:07:39 PM  

TrixieDelite: jst3p: FurbyGoneFubar: cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

Yeah, was that so hard...?

[i284.photobucket.com image 497x338]

Holy shiat, I just noticed you unblurred the kids faces. I am literally laughing out loud right now. Well done.

No, he didn't. Look again. He gave them all THE SAME FACE.


Well, yeah, that's what I meant.
 
2013-06-17 06:08:01 PM  
As far as composition goes, why didn't he arrange the kids in a Fibonacci packing pattern from shortest to tallest, and then include the teacher at apex with the wheelchair kid such that the angle of the long axis subtended from the camera is equal to the secant of the orthogonal semi-major axis incident angle? That way, the shot has axial symmetry and no topographic bias.

PROBLEM SOLVED!
 
2013-06-17 06:08:32 PM  
farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2013-06-17 06:08:42 PM  

jst3p: firefly212: Seriously, I don't see this as bullying or whatever... but it's totally dumbass on the part of the teacher and the photographer. I mean, how hard would it have been to transition the kid to the bench so he could be with his classmates?


I agree with you but if I am a teacher I am not taking a kid out of his chair. That's a lawsuit waiting to happen.


Be honest. You wouldn't take him out of the chair because you know he had probably crapped his pants again.
 
2013-06-17 06:10:15 PM  
I don't care
 
2013-06-17 06:10:59 PM  
WTF is she talking about?  His wheelchair is touching the bleachers.  He is actually as close to the rest of the class as he can be without being plucked out of his chair.
fark sake!
 
2013-06-17 06:12:50 PM  

Skywolf the Scribbler: I don't care


Then why even bother coming into the thread and posting?
 
2013-06-17 06:12:52 PM  
Photographers HATE to change their setup, even for a wheelchair kid.  It's a pain in the ass for the smart ones, and since we're gonna assume this particular photographer isn't part of that group, it'd be impossible.  He/she would be having an OCD meltdown in their brains the entire time that shot was taking place.  But that said, absolutely no way that shot should've been taken.

Three things should've happened:
1. Move the bleachers to a side, I don't care which.
2. Balance the kids so it actually makes sense with the wheelchair kid.
3. Put the teacher behind said wheelchair kid.  (I know, in the Grand Exalted Dogmatic Bible of Grade School Photography she belongs in the back left, but this is a farking exception.)

I know this is not the avenue said photographer envisioned themselves going down when they decided to get a degree in photography, but it's not that farking hard to envision how to fix it.  The result just shows why said photographer is not doing glamour shots in Paris like in their wet dreams.

\not a professional photographer, but I know a few
\\and they'd all be smart enough to fix this
 
2013-06-17 06:13:33 PM  

codergirl42: [24.media.tumblr.com image 409x277]

/FTFY


Awesome! Thank you for that!
 
2013-06-17 06:13:45 PM  

Dragonflew: Skywolf the Scribbler: I don't care

Then why even bother coming into the thread and posting?


So I can state my opinion like a professional douchebag
 
2013-06-17 06:13:49 PM  

Almost Everybody Poops: first world problems.


This. Always this. This to the nth degree. This to the power of 10.
 
2013-06-17 06:15:58 PM  
I've seen a lot of spinals, Dude, and this guy is a fake. A farking goldbricker. This guy farking walks. I've never been more certain of anything in my life.
 
2013-06-17 06:17:07 PM  

Dragonflew: Skywolf the Scribbler: I don't care

Then why even bother coming into the thread and posting?


Real News? Real Funny?
 
2013-06-17 06:20:22 PM  

tampaflacouple: Timmy


Timmy
 
2013-06-17 06:22:45 PM  

Atomic Spunk: If this mom is going to throw a hissy fit every time she feels her little wheelflake is being mistreated, that kid will have a tough life.


I hope to sit within earshot of you on the way down, that was funnay!
 
2013-06-17 06:23:13 PM  
Couldn't they have just scooched the other kids over closer to him? Or Photoshop, as others have suggested.

I mean, the "heartbroken" mother should probably take a chill pill, but still. This is a problem that didn't need to be a problem. A decent photographer could have taken care of it.

He probably just wanted to hurry up and take the picture so he could go on his smoke break, so he ain't care.
 
2013-06-17 06:23:49 PM  
Putting him over on the side: bad

Putting him over on his side would have been worse though.
 
2013-06-17 06:24:14 PM  

farkingismybusiness: I've seen a lot of spinals, Dude, and this guy is a fake. A farking goldbricker. This guy farking walks. I've never been more certain of anything in my life.


+1

/C'mon on, man, help me put him pack in his chair.
 
2013-06-17 06:28:02 PM  
www.jlowman.com

Could have been worse...
 
2013-06-17 06:28:45 PM  

payattention: elffster - Ok, just out of curiosity, what would you have done?

I'd say MyNameIsMofuga and cederpark pretty much nailed it. It is true that there is some heavy complaining, but these people paid for a class photo and this is just not good. Would you let it go if you sent your car for a paint job and the guy didn't bother to tape up the windows and used Dollar General Silver Spray Paint to do the job? I don't think its too much to expect a little integrity from someone being touted as a 'professional', do you?


Lol you missed the point of my post, I wanted to know what YOU would do as a photographer.  I was curious.

I dont know shiat about taking snaps, but I would I guess have him in the center, there is lots of room for him.

/snarky part - does anyone think this will cripple him for life?  he seems happy enough
 
2013-06-17 06:28:57 PM  

HAMMERTOE: You know what? Although I'm all for ADA, this is just a little too much. The kid is part of a class; not the reason for the existence of the class. As such, he is merely one of 23 children in the class. As I don't see any voids in the riser in which to fit his hoverround, putting him on the side opposite the teacher should be just fine for balancing the photo. The real issue: the photog should have spread the kids out so as to not make him appear sequestered. But, when you're herding a class of ADD tricycle motors, just getting them to stay still for the 4 minutes it takes to arrange them all is a feat in its own right.

The kids looks happy and well-adjusted. Somebody must be doing something right.


Howabout just not anally having to have the kids sitting on the risers? That would have solved the whole problem right there. One row of kids sitting on the floor, one sitting on chairs, one standing. Wheelchair boy could stay right where he's at, and teacher at the other side if photog's artistic sensibilities won't let him move her. Ta-da.
 
2013-06-17 06:30:50 PM  

jst3p: When he showed up late for the picture the photographer asked him why he was tardy.


I am still outraged by the photo, and it's sad how the kid is leaning over to be closer to his classmates, but bravo.
 
2013-06-17 06:31:26 PM  
Come on, this is very proactive and prepares the poor boy for working in a large company where they put you to one side in group photos the better to photoshop out your cane or wheelchair so it won't be known the company has any cripples - leaving you leaning awkwardly on nothing or hanging midair - but at least not an apparent cripple.

/has worked for said places
 
2013-06-17 06:31:38 PM  

Spanky McStupid: mrlewish: You mean he's not the stereotypical center of attention and fawning in the class photo? We must make the disabled kid the most popular now!

Just wait for the follow-up in 10 years when they crown him Prom King.

[fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net image 403x403]


I bet she'll forever remember her dance with the Prom King......kind of like riding the teacups at Disney.
 
2013-06-17 06:32:53 PM  

Skywolf the Scribbler: Dragonflew: Skywolf the Scribbler: I don't care

Then why even bother coming into the thread and posting?

So I can state my opinion like a professional douchebag


Heh.

This turned into one of the best Fark threads in a long time and I wish I had some snark to add to it, but y'all got it covered.
 
2013-06-17 06:35:38 PM  

FurbyGoneFubar: cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

Yeah, was that so hard...?


Now if someone could just go back and photoshop every bad hair, goofy clothes, snaggle tooth picture I ever offered up to the evil doer's that are elementary school photographers then I'd be much obliged.
 
2013-06-17 06:39:01 PM  
Maybe they put him off to the side not because he was in a wheelchair, but because he had a bad case of gas.
 
2013-06-17 06:40:38 PM  

cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

[i.imgur.com image 491x309]


I just did the same thing.


img.photobucket.com
 
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