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Photography, Terrorism, and a Police Training Video

It’s interesting (though some might say infuriating) to see how photographers are depicted in some police training videos. Lesson learned? Don’t carry camera gear and sleeping bags together in the back seat of your car.

In case the video doesn’t start at the right place automatically, photography-related stuff starts around 4:30.


 
  • http://twitter.com/joakimfj Joakim Fjeldli

    I cant actually believe this is srs bsns. This is almost police state fascism at its best, borderline comedy.

  • http://twitter.com/HLimPhotography Harry Lim

    Hey, I’d be suspicious too if a photography “student” was using a $25k medium format camera to shoot a boring dam! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/wingedpower Wing Wong

    Wow. Nice. I was going to go camping and take some cool landscape shots… guess GPS, big DSLR, heavy tripod, maps, and sleeping bags are a bad idea… jeez.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    Yeah, this is complete bullshit. The number of activities that involve the gear they describe is pretty high. I wonder how old this video is, because honestly, in today’s society, there are tons of gear heads with stuff like that doing legitimate business or just doing their hobby.

  • http://sascha.vogt.at/ Sascha Vogt

    Customers son got a 1DsIII + 70-200 f/2.8IS for xmas. He’s 12.

  • Guest

    who is that guy that pops up at 1:20

  • http://twitter.com/d7e7r7 David Ritchie

    She might stub her toe on the property… now thats some serious liability right there!!!

  • http://twitter.com/HLimPhotography Harry Lim

    Wow! That kid better grow up to be a famous photographer!

  • http://twitter.com/DoctorOctothorp Adam Solomon

    This video was featured and perhaps produced for the Alex Jones show.

    Given Mr. Jones’ political views see http://www.infowars.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones_%28radio_host%29

    I would want to verify whether or not this is a real police training video or a film made specifically for the show.

  • http://www.agoodeye.co.uk Alexander

    This looks like a comedy spoof to me, particularly the “humorous” pausing of the police officer in the car when his head keeps getting in the way. I personally wouldn’t take this seriously nor promote it as such.

  • http://www.agoodeye.co.uk Alexander

    This looks like a comedy spoof to me, particularly the “humorous” pausing of the police officer in the car when his head keeps getting in the way. I personally wouldn’t take this seriously nor promote it as such.

  • Tysoncall

    I think you guys got fooled by a comedy video…

  • cupertino

    This rivals spaghetti cat.

  • Dov

    WOW so if you have a camera period or a camera and camping gear all your are automatically a suspect and according to this absolutely a terrorist. Nice to know

  • maz-o

    I can’t actually believe someone writes “srs bsns”.

  • http://jtruephotography.com/ Jeremiah True

    It sounded like he talked over it for a second but it is probably him responding to it and not actually producing.