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Poll - Have you ever risked your safety...

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Chrissie_Lay

    Chrissie_Lay AP Editor's PA

    for the sake of a picture?

    Vote http://apmag.co/ao7qzson this week's poll - Have you ever risked your safetly for the sake of a picture?

  2. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Yes, but not in terms of standing in front of speedin race cars, swimming with sharks or attending riot situations. More often clambering over slippery rocks on the coast.
  3. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Hell Yeah... Tops of cliffs, up trees, in deep water, edges of buildings, leaning over waterfalls, slopes of mountains... the list goes on.

    All in the name of a good photograph and fun :)
  4. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    At the time I did not think so. Though my insurance company tripled my premiums.
    I was for a while chief Photographer with Skyphotos who specialised in photographing shipping. Prior to my joining they had lost two aircraft pilots and photographers In the english channel.
    The only really dodgy shots where when we flew under the bows and more so the stern of large bulk carriers to get more dramatic shots. The displaced air chucked us about like leaves. As we sat with legs dangling out of the side door it felt very dodgy indeed but we had a strap fixed to a harness so we would not have fallen far , but getting back in might have been problematic on our own.

    I was far more scared when I went up the new lighthouse at Dungeness before they had fitted the light. There was just a small slab of concrete with a hole in it. It felt like standing on the top of a flag pole in the wind.
  5. Sejanus.Aelianus

    Sejanus.Aelianus In the Stop Bath

    Yes, scary indeed. Never done it with a fixed wing but had a shoot or two from Sea Kings, standing in the main doorway with just the safety belt between me and the sky. Fun while the adrenaline was pumping but these days, I can't help wonder why on earth I did it.

    On fixed wings, I was lucky enough to always get one with a lock down window, which gives an impression of security, at least! The few times I did aerial I at least came back with my lunch, whether the editor was pleased with the pics or not!

  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Well, this was a bit nasty or, at least, had the potential to be:


    and this one got me teared up a bit ….although, not as bad as a mate of mine
    who took one these (see below) directly in the face and was down for the count :eek:


    and, probably, some others … but, mostly, me shooting people who have risked/loss their lives.


  7. Donkey

    Donkey Well-Known Member

    Nope the shots i get aren't worth the risk :)
  8. miked

    miked Well-Known Member

    Surely there is no photographer who hasn't taken some sort of risk, be it on Blackpool Prom in a storm or trying to capture an image of Frankie Fraser when he was first earning his nickname.
  9. Thunderer

    Thunderer Well-Known Member

    Getting in my car plus the usual hazards of rocks, bogs, ice, water, cliffs etc.

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