Posts Tagged ‘destroyed’

Video: Croatian High School Grads Push Photog Into Fountain, Destroy $18K in Gear

Reason number 14,526 why you should insure your gear: because a rowdy bunch of over-excited Croatian high school grads might just push you into a freezing fountain and destroy it all.

This might seem like an unlikely scenario (which is why it’s so far down the list) but it actually happened earlier this month to one poor Croatian photojournalist, and the incident was caught on camera. Read more…

Pro Soccer Player Ponies Up $20,000 After Stomping Camera


Professional sports photographers know their equipment is always at risk, but British Getty Images shooter Richard Heathcote was still surprised and more than a bit miffed when his DSLR bit the dust at Saturday’s Hull-vs.-West Bromwich Premiere League soccer match. Read more…

Ouch: Photog Loses DJI Phantom Drone and Sony RX100II in Icelandic Waters

Those with delicate constitutions where the destruction of photography gear is concerned should look away or skip over this one. Whatever you do, don’t press play on the video above… or if you do press play, don’t watch past about the 3:50 mark, because that’s when things get ugly. Read more…

Yet Another Reminder to Keep Your Poor Camera Sensor Away from Lasers!

After all the videos and examples posted online of everything from RED EPICs to 5D Mark IIs being fried by lasers, you’d think just about everybody in the photo community would know to keep their cameras safely stowed during a show where lasers are at play. Read more…

Photog Drills Through His iPhone’s Camera to Make Lanyard in Cringeworthy Fake DIY

I’m a self-described Apple fanboy, and even I found this funny, but if you’re adverse to seeing beautifully engineered tech destroyed before your very eyes you might want to skip this one. On the other hand, if you’re an Android fanboy (or girl) who harbors a deep hate for Apple, this could be therapeutic.

In the fake DIY video above, Newtography’s Andrew Newlun sets out to show you how to turn a brand new iPhone into a handy-dandy keychain lanyard by drilling a hole right through the iPhone’s camera. Read more…

Photographer Breathes New Life Into His Old Negatives by Nearly Destroying Them

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Purposely distressing and destroying negatives was never a part of photographer Rohn Meijer‘s plans, but when he discovered a box of old negatives in his basement that had been exposed to 15 years worth of moisture damage, an idea took shape.

The photos he found that day had a pleasing quality about them, and so Meijer, a fashion photographer by trade, decided he would start taking his old fashion shoot negatives and nearly destroying them into works of art. Read more…

Video: $20K Camera’s Image Sensor Fried by a Concert Laser in Just Seconds

Update: The video has been taken down by the uploader.


The harmful effects of concert lasers when exposed to your camera’s image sensor are well documented. In the past we’ve shared several videos (here and here) that showed three different Canon 5D Mark IIs rendered unusable after a concert laser passed over them for only a second.

And if it can happen to a 5D Mark II, you better believe it can happen to a sensor much more expensive than that. The video above shows what happens when a $20K RED EPIC’s image sensor goes head to head with a similar laser. Gear lovers might want to look away … Read more…

Pro Tip: Never Ask a Professional Golfer to ‘Aim for the Camera’

Back in the mid 2000s, when Tiger Woods was the number two player in the world (and about to embark on a 281-week number one run such as has never been seen again), he was part of a Nike commercial shot by director Frank Todaro. In a fit of inspiration, Todaro asked Woods to “go ahead and aim for the camera” — and much to the camera’s disappointment, Woods did. Read more…

Eerie Photos of Car Interiors After Major Accidents

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If you’ve ever been in a bad car accident, the images Danish photographer Nicolai Howalt‘s Car Crash Studies may bring back bad memories. The project is a photographic study of cars that have been involved in severe (and possibly fatal) accidents.
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A Photographer’s Guide to Freelensing, The Poor Man’s Tilt-Shift Lens

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Freelensing is a relatively inexpensive way of getting the similarly unique effect of an expensive tilt-shift lens, where the focus plane is thrown out of whack with the added bonus of natural light leaks. No, this isnt anything new, and the look that an expensive tilt-shift lens gives has been around for a while, but I wanted to share with you my experience with it and how I did it.
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