Posted at 9:53 AM Jan 06, 2010
By Andrea Grimes
A photographer friend in New York City sends along a bit of sly sexism found in the manual for the popular Canon 7D camera (courtesy, he says, of yet another photog). Check out the description of the portrait setting.
"For nice skin tones. The image looks softer. Effective for close-ups of women or children." But apparently ineffective for photos of men? And old people? Or maybe it's implying we don't want close-ups of them, anyway?
But one thing we know for sure: ladies need to look pretty and soft, and you should definitely use the portrait mode to make sure this happens. And, on the upside, at least it's encouraging close-ups of children and not the Pedo in the Park Mode for clear, soft, long-range photos of kids.
Says my friend: "I think they should also have a Man Mode that adds a hardy beard and a Coors Light to every photo with a dude."