June 2013 LSAT, Reading Comprehension, Q14

Crowdsourcing the June 2013 LSAT:  June 2013 LSAT Explanation Central | About this project The last question is once again about Estabrook, who was mentioned in the passage as the guy who wants to create fake antiques and sell them at flea markets. We're asked to "strengthen" his choice of certain strategies in photography. What strategies did he choose? Well, he's the primary example of somebody who is out there using old photographic techniques instead of new ones. So we need to pick an answer that makes him look smart for doing so.

If you struggled at all with questions 8-14, odds are that you didn't quite catch the main point of the passage. Here's my summary, if you need a refresher.

 

A. This would be a good reason to use old techniques if you're going for an "imperfect" look, which Estabrook definitely is. So this might be the answer.

B. No, if techniques were "irrelevant to artistic value" then what would be the point of using old techniques? This isn't it.

C. If "accuracy" was all we were going for, then we definitely wouldn't use old-school techniques. No way.

D. If this is true, then Estabrook really shouldn't be trying to create fake antiques.

E. This provides no reason for Estabrook to use old techniques.

Our answer is A, because it's the only one that would provide Estabrook a reason to use old photographic techniques.

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