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Photographer Using Drone Spots Shark Approaching His Family

During a family outing to the beach last week, photographer Dan Watson decided to take his drone up for a little aerial photography practice—and it's a good thing he did. While framing up a photo of his family splashing around near the shore, he spotted a large shadow swimming right towards them.

Dallas Photojournalist Snaps Photo of Gunman From Just Feet Away

A gunman was shot dead by police in downtown Dallas yesterday morning after opening fire outside a federal building. Veteran photojournalist Tom Fox was on the block when the shooting started, and he managed to bravely capture a photo of the masked man staring down the sidewalk into his camera.

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.

How My Photo Walk Almost Turned Deadly During a Winter Storm

On December 20th, 2018, a winter storm in the City of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, made for some dramatic photos and resulted in the helicopter rescue of one man. The event started out for me as a photo walk with my adult daughter.

Newlyweds Barely Avoid Falling Tree Branch in Wedding Video

Wedding photography can be unpredictable, and it's the job of the photographer to keep shooting through unforeseen challenges. Photographer Freddy Hernandez was shooting video of a couple in Wisconsin last weekend when there was a loud crack. When they looked up, they saw a large tree branch plummeting down at them.

Man Jumps Into Lake, Saves Drone at Last Possible Moment

Here's one of the most epic drone saves you'll ever see. A man named Dave Svorking was flying his camera drone over a lake when the battery died mid-flight, causing the drone to go into an uncontrolled descent straight toward the water. Svorking immediately jumped into action (literally!), and the miraculous catch was captured by the drone itself.

Photographer Barely Avoids Crashing Rally Car

Photographing rally car racing from right next to the track can be extremely hazardous to your health. Here's a 1-minute video that shows how one cameraman narrowly avoided getting squashed recently by a crashing and flipping rally car.

How NOT to Shoot Off-Road Racing

Want to shoot off-road racing from a creative perspective under a vehicle flying through the air? You should probably get permission to deploy some remote cameras. You probably shouldn't crouch in a dip on the track and wait for racers to whiz past above your head.

Camera Drone Operator Arrested After Flying Within 50ft of LAPD Chopper

We've heard of quite a few close calls between drones and aircraft over the past few years, but this latest one was an extremely close call that actually resulted in an arrest.

A hobby camera drone operator was arrested in Hollywood late last month after flying his drone within 50 feet of an Los Angeles Police Department helicopter that was searching for a suspect.

Yikes: Cameraman Has Close Call with NASCAR Crash at Daytona

A cameraman at the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race escaped disaster this past weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. While working a camera on a tripod on the side of the track, the man found himself just a short distance away from a car slamming into the catch fence after a big wreck.

Airliner Nearly Collides with a Drone During Landing in Dallas

Some drone operator gave a pilot a scare this past Tuesday after flying the quadcopter way too close to an airport. A Virgin America flight reportedly came within 200 feet of the drone while landing at Dallas Love Field airport. To put that distance in perspective, consider this: the Airbus A319 airplane involved has a wingspan of about 117 feet.