Posts Tagged ‘found’

Camera and Memory Card Found After Two Years in the Pacific, Photos Still Intact!

Maybe we don’t give memory cards enough credit, because for all of the stories of corrupt files and irretrievable photographs, we have some astounding stories of memory cards performing above and beyond what anybody thinks they could possibly do.

The video above shares one such story that surfaced (pun intended) recently, of a memory card and camera that were discovered after spending two years at the bottom of the North Pacific ocean. You see where we’re going with this… the photos survived. Read more…

Over 400 Photos from 1938 Italy, Including One of Hitler, Found on Film Purchased at a Thrift Shop

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I have a feeling this is something every photographer does or has done at some point in their life. Walking through a flea market or thrift shop, they look around and see an older camera. Not one they have any interest in purchasing, but one they do have interest in. Why? For what could be inside. They are in the search of film… film that isn’t theirs. They hope to find photographs from a time long gone and possibly forgotten.

I’ve done it myself and I’d put good money down that many of you have as well. Usually the cameras come up empty, and even if they don’t, oftentimes the photographs themselves are nothing special. But every so often someone hits the jackpot, and that was the case recently with Matt Ames. Read more…

Boston Pawn Shop Stops the Potential Sale of a Stolen Nikon D3100

Note to any camera thief who attempts to get rid of the camera at a pawn shop: it might be beneficial to at least know how to turn the thing on. Not only that, but when questioned about where you “found” the camera and when asked to file a missing item report, don’t run off — I’ve heard it doesn’t help with the whole suspicion factor. Read more…

Exclusive: Lenstag Recovers Its First Item, Stolen Lens Returned to Happy Owner

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Stolen gear registration and recovery service Lenstag reached a major milestone last week when they successfully recovered and returned a stolen lens to its rightful owner! Read more…

Photog Loses $7,000 of Gear On Japanese Bullet Train, Gets Every Bit of It Back

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News in the photo world isn’t always uplifting — what with all the layoffs and copyright scandals — but once in a while you stumble onto one of those ‘renew your faith in humanity’ stories that just make you smile.

That’s the uplifting story told by Imaging Resource Editor-in-Chief Dave Etchells, who recently lost $7,000 on a bullet train in Japan, only to have it found and returned to him with nary a piece missing. Read more…

100-Year-Old Negatives and Camera Found Inside Oklahoma City Time Capsule

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Almost a year to date after the digging up and opening of Oklahoma City’s Century Chest, researchers are getting a rare glimpse at early 20th century Oklahoma City thanks to the help of a Kodak Vest Pocket Camera and eight negatives found in “pristine condition” buried inside the time capsule. Read more…

Lake Tahoe Fisherman Pulls In Long-Lost Camera, Finds 5 Years of Photos Still Intact

We have a category called “Finds” here at PetaPixel, and never does it apply more literally than when we chance upon one of those long-lost-camera-shows-up-x-years-later-with-photos-still-intact stories. Today we have one of those astounding stories for you, featuring a camera lost three years ago that was fished out of Lake Tahoe just last week. Read more…

Late Photog’s Long-Lost Photos of Mount St. Helens Discovered in Storage

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In the Spring of 1980, just a few weeks before the infamous Mount St. Helens eruption that would take his life along with 56 others, photojournalist Reid Blackburn captured the volcano as it looked before it exploded.

The thing is, nobody knew this until last week, when a photo assistant at The Columbian — the newspaper Blackburn worked for — stumbled across the long-lost roll in a storage box. Read more…

100-Year-Old Box of Negatives Discovered by Conservators in Antarctica

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Almost one hundred years after a group of explorers set out across the frozen landscape of Antarctica to set up supply depots for famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, a box of 22 never-before-seen exposed but unprocessed negatives taken by the group’s photographer has been unearthed in one of those shacks, preserved in a block of ice. Read more…

Photog Has DSLR Snatched by Alligator, Only to Have it Returned 8 Months Later

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“Impossible” stories don’t seem to be all that impossible where cameras are concerned. For example, you might remember the Canon compact that found its way back to its owner after drifting 6,200 miles across the ocean to Taiwan.

Today’s impossible story isn’t quite so international, but no less amazing. After losing $1,300 worth of camera equipment to an alligator at the Everglades Alligator Farm eight months ago, another alligator was kind enough to return amateur wildlife photographer Mario Aldecoa‘s gear to him last week. Read more…