Actually I didn't even bother reading the article at first. I had no idea he'd been busted and that was a mugshot.
But yeah they're using a short focal length lens and a really harsh light too, no surprise. I mean they're not doing glamor photography in jail
I'll tell you a portrait photographer's secret right out of Langford's Advanced Photography;
You must use a telephoto lens to take good portraits not short focal length lenses like the one used here. This is like a 50 mm lens or somethign like that. A 80-120 mm lens or even longer should have been used.
A long lens flattens the face, foreshortens it and evens out its proportions. Thus the nose, chin and muzzle of the mouth seem more pleasantly proportioned.
A short focal length lense draws out the features, gives you a big bulbous distorted nose, a big knobbly chin. In this case it makes the muzzle of the mouth look huge and the forehead look sloping and receded. He looks like a neanderthal.
Just scanning with google I see that for digital cameras 85 mm is ideal.
On March 12, 2006, the soldiers (from the 502nd Infantry Regiment) at the checkpoint had been drinking alcohol and discussing plans to rape Abeer. Five soldiers of the six-man unit responsible for the checkpoint left their posts for the Qasim farmhouse. (The sixth, Sergeant Anthony W. Yribe, was charged with failing to report the attack but did not otherwise participate). Of the five, four of the soldiers were alleged to have directly perpetrated the attack, while Howard acted as lookout. In broad daylight, they walked to the house (not wearing their uniforms) and separated Abeer and her family into two different rooms. Green then murdered her parents and younger sister, while two other soldiers raped Abeer. Green then emerged from the room saying "I just killed them, all are dead". He then raped Abeer and shot her in the head. After the rape the lower part of Abeers body, from her stomach down to her feet, was set on fire. The fire eventually spread to the rest of the room and the smoke alerted neighbors, who were among the first to discover the scene. One recalled "The poor girl, she was so beautiful. She lay there, one leg was stretched and the other bent and her dress was lifted up to her neck." They ran to tell Abu Firas Janabi, Abeers uncle, that the farmhouse was on fire and that dead bodies could be seen inside the burning building. Janabi and his wife rushed to the farmhouse and doused some of the flames to get inside. Upon witnessing the scene inside, Janabi went to a checkpoint guarded by Iraqi soldiers to report the crime.
The Iraqi soldiers immediately went to examine the scene and thereafter went to an American checkpoint to report the incident. This checkpoint was different from the one manned by the perpetrators. After approximately an hour, some soldiers from the checkpoint went to the farmhouse. These soldiers were accompanied by at least one of the perpetrators.
Private schools are worst of all; I've seen little downy cheeked babies just get led down the garden path to the tune of $30k debt a year for some shitty NUKE courses at Vancouver Film School. They see them coming and just reap the money. Do they care if junior wakes up saddled with a horrible debt eating him alive with compound interest in two or three years?
No but have you got a good explanation why the engine and transmission of a big new Mercedes blasted away from its chassis without the car actually colliding with something? Is this normal? You want to post some equivalent examples to assuage our suspicions?