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2013-06-17 05:37:09 PM  
6 votes:
Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.

i.imgur.com
2013-06-17 05:18:06 PM  
6 votes:
first world problems.
2013-06-17 05:19:39 PM  
5 votes:
No, it wasn't malicious - just an overly-anal artist type composing the shot, trying to make the group symmetrical with the risers.  They should have ignored the risers and moved the group over to include the chair, just as suggested.
2013-06-17 05:32:25 PM  
4 votes:
i174.photobucket.com
2013-06-17 05:24:06 PM  
4 votes:
www.thestar.com

If they had just moved the kids over to the end of the bench, it would have been fine, but the photog wanted to center the seats.  The guy's rocket chair is pushed up against the bleachers as much as possible.
2013-06-17 05:20:42 PM  
4 votes:
I don't even know the kid and my heart broke a little.
2013-06-17 05:17:28 PM  
4 votes:
What, is going to climb to the top of the risers with his wheelchair?  The kid looks happy,  mommy.
2013-06-17 05:41:09 PM  
3 votes:

cedarpark: Five seconds in Photoshop. Fixed.


Yeah, was that so hard...?

i284.photobucket.com
2013-06-17 05:26:41 PM  
3 votes:
Well, I am a photographer who has taken many class photos, and I can tell you this guy needs to find something else to do, if this is the best he could come up with. That photo is just pathetic.
2013-06-17 05:24:32 PM  
3 votes:
Oh for f*cks sake, where did she want them to put him? The wheelchair could only go to the side.
2013-06-17 05:19:30 PM  
3 votes:

ParagonComplex: These jerks were just so blatant about it. There was a big empty space at the upper left where they could have moved the bottom right kids..


At a minimum, have the teacher stand next to/behind the wheelchair kid, rather than as far away from him as physically possible.
2013-06-17 05:17:56 PM  
3 votes:
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!
2013-06-17 06:54:26 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-06-17 05:53:22 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:49:46 PM  
2 votes:

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

Happy now?
2013-06-17 05:35:01 PM  
2 votes:
The teacher could have been standing behind the wheelchair.  The children could have been shifted to one side on the bleachers toward the wheelchair child instead of the big gap.  The wheelchair could have been front and center (like the photoshop) with no children in the first row right behind him. A couple of kids could have been standing around the chair if the teacher "belongs" on the other side for some reason and the phototag wanted balance.
All in all it is a very sad picture, and somehow the fact that the kid in the wheelchair looks so damn happy makes it even sadder.
It's not special treatment to be included in your class picture with everyone else.
2013-06-17 05:31:37 PM  
2 votes:
This is a federally-mandated buffer zone. Handicapped car parking has a 4 foot wide blue striped area between his space and the adjacent white one.  It all evens out because for the rest of his life he will get rock star parking for bowling alleys, golf courses, Walmart and Chuckie Cheezes.
2013-06-17 05:28:07 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-06-17 05:25:49 PM  
2 votes:
I'm seriously not seeing a problem. Its not like they stuck him BEHIND the bleachers. He's in a large mobility device, there is only so much you can do.
2013-06-17 05:25:02 PM  
2 votes:
i492.photobucket.com
2013-06-17 05:20:42 PM  
2 votes:
How do you as a photographer look at that and think that won't be a problem and that it looks like a fine picture to take.
2013-06-17 05:16:52 PM  
2 votes:
They see him rollin' they hatin'.
2013-06-17 08:37:36 PM  
1 votes:

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


Ohh  sheeit you are going to hell
2013-06-17 08:32:58 PM  
1 votes:

zelet: I don't even know the kid and my heart broke a little.


Yeah... it really sucks that he's leaning over trying to get closer to everyone.  That's gonna leave a mark.
2013-06-17 07:51:52 PM  
1 votes:

TrixieDelite: TheRealist II: Yes it is a malicious act obviously well planned out before hand with pure evil intent the day the photographer got his license , the photographer should be investigated in all the other pix. he took to see how many children he has shoved to the side.Also all his life savings along w/ all future income should be garnished as punishment.

Were you trying to hit your word quota for the day, or just peg the Stupid-o-Meter for a few minutes?


Do you honestly think the photographer was licensed? I doubt it... I am familiar with the Photography field and there are a ton of pyramid scheme get-rich-quick type photography setups for people wanting to take class photos. They usually involve hiring idiots that can't get a job at McDonalds or anywhere else and they are hired if they can push a button... that is about the only qualification they need. Actual ability to compose a decent photo or use common sense is completely optional.
GCD
2013-06-17 07:25:48 PM  
1 votes:
It's actually quite refreshing to see the parents just pointing out the absurdity of the situation rather than screaming bloody murder and threatening everyone involved from the kids, to the teacher, to the principal to the manufacturers of the behemoth wheelchair with a lawsuit.

Oh wait, this happened in Canada?!?

Figures.

/Canadian too
2013-06-17 07:20:47 PM  
1 votes:

Walker: Oh for f*cks sake, where did she want them to put him? The wheelchair could only go to the side.


So they couldn't have scooted the kids over two feet? Is it harder to move a bunch of kids if the distance is measured using the metric system?
2013-06-17 07:20:23 PM  
1 votes:
Meh.  Doubt it was malicious, just dumb.  There are a lot more professional photographers than good photographers.
2013-06-17 06:51:36 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, just scoot all the kids camera right until they meet up with him, recenter the top rows, would have been great.  They just weren't thinking.
2013-06-17 06:48:23 PM  
1 votes:

FormlessOne: SavageWombat: No, it wasn't malicious - just an overly-anal artist type composing the shot, trying to make the group symmetrical with the risers.  They should have ignored the risers and moved the group over to include the chair, just as suggested.

This, obviously. Bad photography, and the only other adult present didn't understand the issue, apparently.


That's a good point too.  The kid's mother has probably drilled every last sentence of that kid's 504 into the teacher's head by now, you'd think she would've spotted this as an actual issue.  Then again, she probably has about 15 ADHD cases in her class that she was trying to get to sit right at the time.  Either way, all the things stated above are true.  Moving the seats to accommodate the wheelchair would've broken the photographer's OCD-riddled mind.
2013-06-17 06:32:53 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:28:57 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:23:13 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:12:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:08:32 PM  
1 votes:
farm6.staticflickr.com
2013-06-17 06:08:01 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:59:57 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:57:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:57:09 PM  
1 votes:
Was he hopping mad?
I don't think he had the spine to say anything.
www.commonsenseevaluation.com
2013-06-17 05:52:41 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:52:24 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:51:15 PM  
1 votes:
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? Even if not, just center him and kind of have some kids down low and on the bench around him and it'd just mask the chair and he'd blend right in. I don't think there was bad intent, but I also don't think there was... proper thinking on any level.
2013-06-17 05:50:35 PM  
1 votes:
terrible photo composition. i suggest photography classes for the photographer paid for by the obamaing mom.
2013-06-17 05:48:30 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not a photographer but I can't imagine how someone who gets paid to take these kinds of pictures wouldn't consider it a part of the quality being paid for is that all the kids fit together as a group.   I think a good photographer would be able to compose this picture in such a way that at first glance you wouldn't even realize one of the kids was in a wheelchair.  This picture looks like he or she did the exact opposite, let's go out of our way to set this kid aside.

The school deserves part of the blame since it's a school picture, so it's part of their responsibility to have someone approve of, or reject, the work done.
2013-06-17 05:44:35 PM  
1 votes:

Headso: How do you as a photographer look at that and think that won't be a problem and that it looks like a fine picture to take.


It appears from another article the company is Lifetouch, and it's a big company. I was going to assume it was a small company using an inexperienced photog on the cheap. I guess it's just a big company with an inexperienced photogragher.
2013-06-17 05:44:15 PM  
1 votes:
Farkers!  We are missing the IMPORTANT issue!  Hard to tell from the small photo, but is the teacher "Smokin Hot®"?
2013-06-17 05:40:41 PM  
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-06-17 05:35:20 PM  
1 votes:
they should have set up a ramp & had the kid jumping the rest of the class, maybe some fire rings or well timed pyrotechnics.... & the teacher scantily clad.
2013-06-17 05:34:26 PM  
1 votes:

SavageWombat: No, it wasn't malicious - just an overly-anal artist type composing the shot, trying to make the group symmetrical with the risers.  They should have ignored the risers and moved the group over to include the chair, just as suggested.


Whoever composed that shot is not an artist.
2013-06-17 05:32:22 PM  
1 votes:

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

/FTFY


img.photobucket.com

/FTFY
2013-06-17 05:32:00 PM  
1 votes:
I am sure the little genetic disaster will be front and center next time
2013-06-17 05:30:50 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-06-17 05:29:07 PM  
1 votes:
The photographer is Canadian.  Give him a break.

But, I would also say that the kid is smiling, and looks happy.  He probably was, until his parents got all biatchy about this.
2013-06-17 05:29:04 PM  
1 votes:
Just thinking in writing, but wouldn't it have made more sense to have kids stand behind him/aside of him, then have a row of kids on their knees, and then a row of kids sitting? Then he can be included in the picture without looking like a blotch.
2013-06-17 05:28:56 PM  
1 votes:
MyNameIsMofuga, That is exactly how I would have done it! How difficult was this for the photographer???
2013-06-17 05:28:35 PM  
1 votes:

tampaflacouple: What would Timmy say?


TIMMAY!
2013-06-17 05:28:02 PM  
1 votes:
Okay, the outrage is just a little bit too much over this. I was expecting him to be waaaay over, not merely one foot away from the other kids.
2013-06-17 05:27:27 PM  
1 votes:
Should have put the teacher in a wheelchair on the other side for symmetry.
2013-06-17 05:24:44 PM  
1 votes:

cwolf20: What to do after someone posts an article about this kid being placed to the side.  Post an article about this kid being placed to the side.

It's still stupid of the school to do it.


Uh, wut?
2013-06-17 05:21:58 PM  
1 votes:
I'm no photographer, but the whatchamacallit of that pic is all wrong.  I'm more offended by the composition than any PC bull.
2013-06-17 05:21:42 PM  
1 votes:

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.

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2013-06-17 05:20:20 PM  
1 votes:
Does seem a bit heartless.
2013-06-17 05:20:11 PM  
1 votes:
Ya, that's pretty mean.  And even if it's wasn't, the composition sucks; that looks terrible.

Diogenes: Oh boo hoo.  So he's put to one side.  The rest of those kids are going to die in seven days!


Lol.
2013-06-17 05:17:46 PM  
1 votes:
This gave me the giggle fits, but not in the assholy way one is accustomed to with Fark. These jerks were just so blatant about it. There was a big empty space at the upper left where they could have moved the bottom right kids. One of those things that's so sad you either have to laugh or cry so I just got the giggle fits at the abbrasiveness and audasity of these failures of humanity.
2013-06-17 05:10:21 PM  
1 votes:
Oh boo hoo.  So he's put to one side.  The rest of those kids are going to die in seven days!
 
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