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The Sarcophagus: Photographing the Most Radioactive Places in Chernobyl

It’s been 3 years since the giant, 36,000-ton New Safe Confinement (better known as The Arch) was put over the damaged old sarcophagus that helps contain the radiation from the Chernobyl disaster. A symbolic moment that also summed up my 10 years of work documenting the Chernobyl Zone. However, just as the building of the new sarcophagus didn't finish the work inside related to eliminating the radioactive threat, I still have a reason to come here.

The Importance of Hiring a Trained Newborn Photographer

Many parents don't realize that anyone can call themselves a newborn photographer; but untrained photographers can make what should be a relaxing experience, incredibly stressful. It's not just about the images, it's about soothing babies and knowing their cues. It is a great job, but newborn photographers really should care enough to invest in training.

Apple’s MacBook Pro Battery Recall is No Joke, Here’s What Could Happen

A couple of weeks ago, Apple announced a recall of "a limited number" of Mid-2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros because "the battery may overheat and pose a fire safety risk." But if you thought that yours is probably fine and haven't taken the time to check your serial yet, think again. As designer Steven Gagne recently discovered, the "fire safety risk" is very real.

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 NOT to Photograph an Elk

When photographing wild animals in the great outdoors (especially big ones), it's important to stay at a safe distance for the good of both you and the animal. But one sightseer in a Canadian national park was recently seen giving a masterclass in how NOT to shoot from a reasonable distance.

This Drone Hovered Dangerously Close to an Airliner Takeoff

A new drone video has emerged that has people shaking their heads. The 2-minute clip shows a drone hovering a short distance away from an airport runway while an Airbus A380, the largest commercial airliner with seating for up to 525 people, takes off and whizzes right past the drone.

Watch a Model Pose with a Crocodile in an Underwater Photo Shoot

Here's a photo shoot you probably shouldn't attempt yourself: photographer Ken Kiefer recently took his wife (underwater model Kimber Kiefer) and two other models into the crocodile-infested waters of the Chinchorro Banks in Mexico for a photo shoot. The goal was to shoot underwater glamour photos of the models right next to the fearsome reptiles.

Man Climbs NASCAR Fence for Closeup Photos of Racecars

During the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this past weekend, one fan apparently decided that his camera wasn't close enough to the action, so he decided to climb the 30-foot-tall+ catch fence for ultra-close up photos of racecars speeding by below him.

This Guy Flew His Camera Drone to 33,000 Feet

People commonly send up cameras on weather balloons these days to shoot photos and videos from extreme altitudes, but one Russian man recently did something different: he flew a camera drone to 33,000 feet (~10km).

Drone Pilot Dive Bombs Passenger Jet

A drone pilot has sparked outrage and condemnation by posting a video showing his camera drone "dive bombing" a passenger jet landing at a US airport. The drone came dangerously close to the aircraft during the stunt, which can be seen in the clip above.

Rally Car Hits Photographer Standing on Outside of Corner

Photographer David LeClair was photographing rally car racing at Sno*Drift Rally in Michigan last Friday when one of the rally cars lost control, slid off the road, and violently slammed into LeClair, sending the photographer flying. The whole incident was caught on camera (warning: the video shows an injury accident).

Dying for Likes on Social Media

In the usual places we're seeing the monthly "Urbex (urban exploration) photographer dies in fall" story making the rounds. These are guys that trespass on rooftops, on ledges, in abandoned buildings, and so on, to take photographs.