Photog Crashes $400,000 Car While Setting Up a Shoot

If you're going to be doing a photo shoot involving a $400,000 sports car, you should probably be extra careful and have an experienced driver handling it. A photographer in the UK just crashed a $400K through a showroom window while trying to set up for a shoot.

I Swallowed a 64GB microSD Card

A couple of weeks ago, my team and I pulled together a weekend poolside shoot with models, perfect weather, and a drone. I operated the drone and got some beautiful footage. Magnificent footage. Award-winning footage.

Photographer at Building Demolition Gets Photobombed by Bus

Photographer Garry Cornes of Glasgow, Scotland, attended the demolition of a 24-story building this past Sunday. After joining the crowd there and setting up his camera on the other side of the street, Cornes had his view ruined at the worst possible time when a bus rolled in to photobomb his shot.

Steel Wool Photographer Burns Down Historic 1920s Landmark

If you ever try your hand at light painting photography with burning steel wool, be extra careful with safety and legality. Just a few months after a photographer allegedly destroyed a historic shipwreck in California with his sparks, another steel wool photo shoot has burned down a historic 1920s building in a US national preserve.

Nikon Awards Prize to Badly ‘Shopped Photo, Hilarity Ensues

Nikon Singapore posted an announcement on its Facebook page yesterday, congratulating a photographer named Chay Yu Wei for capturing a perfect shot of an airplane framed by a ladder in Chinatown.

Photographers quickly pointed out that the photo is clearly the result of editing, and sarcastic comments soon flooded the post.

NHL Hockey Player Injured by Photographer’s Lens

NHL photographers are getting a little too involved in the action these days through the little hole in the rink glass that they shoot through. A week after a photographer dropped his lens hood through the glass and had it confused as a puck by the players, a photographer has accidentally injured a player by being a little careless with his lens.

This is What Happens When a Camera Gets Dropped in Lava

Ever wonder what happens to a camera if you accidentally drop it into a volcano's molten lava? Well, wonder no more, because some poor photographer found out the hard way.

Photographer Amanda Stevens was working at Samy's Camera in Pasadena, California, this past weekend when she came across this Sony Alpha mirrorless camera that had been destroyed by lava damage.

My Metadata Fail, or: Why You Should Always Check the Copyright Info on Loaner Gear

The life of a freelancer can be very unpredictable. I find it to be epitome of “feast or famine.” It’s good to have some down time on equipment every now and again to get things serviced, and I took this latest opportunity to get my D700 serviced by Nikon.

One of the perks of a NPS (Nikon Professional Services) membership is loaner equipment. My Nikon D700 went in, and they sent me a D750 on consignment. No sooner did that D750 arrive than I had a barrage of phone calls for assignments. I barely had time to get acquainted with the new body before we were off to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to photograph Coach Bret Bielema of the Arkansas Razorback for the Wall Street Journal.

Usain Bolt Floored by Segway-Riding Cameraman

World champion sprinter Usain Bolt had a scary encounter with a clumsy cameraman at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing today. After winning the 200m race, Bolt was upended after the cameraman lost control of the Segway he was riding.

This Guy Captured an Unlucky First Shot with His New GoPro Camera

YouTube user coreyeroc recently took his brand new GoPro HERO2 out to the golf course to capture some footage of his golf swing. Unfortunately for him, his very first shot with the camera turned out to be his last as well. As you can see in the 35-second clip above (warning: there's a bit of strong language), Corey's unlucky swing quickly gave his new camera a permanent front-end makeover.

Oops: An Epic Drone Shot with a Surprise Ending

Here's a funny little 30-second blooper reel drone shot by aerial photographer Daniel Peckham. While capturing some beautiful footage of the sun over the Pacific Ocean, Peckham's "epic" shot came to a surprising and abrupt end.

"The sunset was glorious, the flying was buttery smooth (probably my best aerial capture yet)... and then this happened," he says.