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Pakistani Official Accidentally Uses Cat Filter During Live Press Conference

The face filters built into the cameras of social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are all the rage these days, but not usually in official government settings. But when a Pakistani politician live-streamed a press conference on Facebook Live last week, a cat filter was accidentally turned on. Hilarity ensued.

This is Why You Don’t Put Your Camera on a Ledge

If you ever need to set your camera down temporarily, make sure you choose a safe place with as little gravitational potential energy as possible. It seems one photographer learned this lesson the hard way and paid a dear price.

Photographer Gets Nailed by ‘Worst First Pitch Ever’

Before the baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals last night, a White Sox employee was tasked with tossing the ceremonial first pitch. She threw the ball in the wrong direction, striking a photographer in the lens with what's being called the "worst first pitch ever."

Tourist Posing for Photo Gets Blasted Off Rock by Huge Crashing Wave

A tourist visiting Bali just received a scare while posing for a photo at a popular spot known as "Devil’s Tears." While standing on the edge of a cliff, a gigantic wave crashed against the rock and blasted the woman off her feet. The frightening incident was captured in a video that's now going viral in China.

Instagram Accidentally Switched from Vertical Scrolling to Horizontal Tapping

If you opened up Instagram today, you may have been surprised to find that the vertical scrolling method of browsing content had been replaced with a completely different horizontal tap-based scroll. You weren't alone, and the outcry was immediate. The good news is the switch was an accident and isn't a permanent change to Instagram.

This Gender Reveal Sparked a 47,000 Acre, $8 Million Wildfire

Gender reveal parties are becoming increasingly common in our social media age as expectant parents arrange elaborate celebrations to create photos and videos to share and enjoy for a lifetime. But some reveal ideas aren't as smart as others -- in fact, they can be disastrous. This 49-second video shows how one gender reveal party sparked the April 2017 Sawmill Fire in Arizona.

I Dropped My Camera in Crude Oil… and It Survived

This past week, I had a bit of an accident with my Fujifilm X-T1 while doing some urban exploration in an abandoned fuel bunker. To cut a long story short, I ended up going for a swim in very oily water in a large partially flooded pump room with my camera.

Watch a Dali Artwork Get Damaged by Girls Snapping Selfies

Careless selfies have claimed more casualties. A pair of artworks by renowned painters Salvador Dali and Francisco Goya were damaged over in Russia after a group of girls posing for selfies accidentally knocked over the structure on which they were being displayed.

Paraglider Using Selfie Stick Drops Phone from 2,500 Feet

A paraglider was soaring above the world at 2,500 feet recently when he decided to pull his selfie stick out to snap a memory of his adventure. While trying to remove his phone, however, the smartphone slipped from his grasp and fell to Earth. It was all captured in the 1.5-minute helmet cam video above (the drop is at 1:15).

This is Why You Need to Be Careful with Camera Clips

Modern quick-release camera clips are designed to hold your camera firmly when it's not needed while allowing it to detach easily when it is. But if there's any equipment or user failure in the system, that failure could be catastrophic for your gear... and that's what one photographer just found out the hard way.

Do $5,000 Camera Lenses Float?

There's a viral video floating around that appears shows a photographer accidentally dropping what looks like a Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS lens into a swimming pool while crouched at the edge.

I Fell Into the Ocean While Shooting a Wedding

This is the story of how I fell into the ocean while shooting a wedding. I was contracted to shoot a wedding for a couple named Erin and Ben. It was poised to be a beautiful day: we had great weather and everyone involved was super excited as the wedding ceremony was to be out on a small island just off the coast of Pender Harbour, North of Vancouver, Canada.