Posts Tagged ‘dangerous’

Photographer Gets So Close to Lava That His Shoes and Tripod Melt

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Some photographers enjoy chasing storms; Miles Morgan enjoys “chasing” volcanos. The Hawaiian landscape photographer has spent years risking life and limb to capture beautiful photographs of molten lava.
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Decades-Old Lenses May Be Radioactive, Especially if They’re Made by Kodak

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Late last year, we shared a video in which a photographer tested the radioactivity of an old Pentax 50mm f/1.4 lens that is really popular with film photographers. But that is far from the only lens you have to worry about when it comes to radioactivity.

Camerapedia lists 54 lenses that have been reported as radioactive and that, if you use them often enough, you may want to take note of.
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Photographer Narrowly Avoids the Jaws of a Hungry Crocodile

Here’s a pro tip: if you ever find yourself with a strong desire to photograph crocodiles in their natural habitat, don’t do it like the photographer in the video above (warning: it contains a bit of strong language).
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How Not to Do Trainspotting Photography

When doing trainspotting photography, it pays to be extra alert and aware of your surroundings. The video above, captured at the Thurston, Suffolk train station, shows how one camera-wielding trainspotter almost learned (or didn’t learn) that lesson the hard way.
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Paparazzo Struck and Killed While Trying to Photograph Justin Bieber’s Ferrari

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Back in July, after witnessing what essentially amounted to a high-speed car chase down the 101 between paparazzi and Justin Bieber, city councilman Dennis Zine predicted that these practices were “a tragedy waiting to happen.” In an attempt to prevent similar incidents in the future, one of the photogs involved was even taken to court, charged under a new anti-paparazzi law.

But unfortunately, the message doesn’t seem to have gotten across. Yesterday, while trying to get a closer look at what he believed to be Justin Bieber pulled over by a highway patrolman, a paparazzo was struck by an oncoming vehicle, passing away from his injuries shortly after. Read more…

Vertigo-Inducing Portraits by Skywalking Photographers in Russia

Earlier this year, we wrote about a dangerous new Russian photo fad called “skywalking,” in which thrill-seeking climber-photographers seek out the highest man-made structures they can find, climb to the apexes without proper safety equipment, and then shoot photographs of themselves and the view once they’re there.

Two of the photographers who have been generating a lot of buzz in this niche are Vitaly Raskalov and Alexander Remnev.
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Photographer Killed While Taking Pictures of an Oncoming Train

Tragedy struck Sacramento, California this past weekend after a photographer and high school art teacher was killed while taking pictures of trains.

Kathy Carlisle, a 52-year-old instructor at St. Francis High, was photographing an approaching train from an adjacent track when she was struck from behind by another train headed in the opposite direction.
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Daredevils Brave Near-Scalding Water for Incredible Lava Photographs

Photographers and best friends CJ Kale and Nick Selway tell us they make a living by creating and selling photographs of Hawaiian volcanoes. “Making a living” is an interesting choice of words, because both photographers risk their lives in capturing their incredible images of violent explosions and glowing lava flows.
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Man Nearly Earns a Darwin Award Trying to Capture the Perfect Racing Photo

Photographers sometimes put themselves in harms way in order to capture the perfect shot, but there’s a fine line between taking calculated risks and foolishly putting your life in danger. This 16-second-long video clip shows a guy doing the latter, nearly earning himself a Darwin Award while trying to photograph drifting cars at the Karpacz 2012 races in Poland.
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Black Bloc Occupiers Turn Violent Against Photographers

On May 2nd, news started coming in that the previous day’s MayDay Occupy protests in New York had turned violent towards photographers. At first, people viewed the assaults as unplanned, isolated incidents; but since the attacks took place, a piece on Anarchist News has been released to set the record straight: photographers, apparently, are the enemy.
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