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shenstone
20th December 2016, 08:27 PM
Keep taking pictures (clearly shooting is not the appropriate word here)

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/witness-to-an-assassination-ap-photographer-captures-attack/ar-AAlKZ1U

I understand the desire to get the image especially when that is what you do for a living, but the desire to just hide must be equally strong

Regards
Andy

Mrs T
20th December 2016, 09:18 PM
An interesting question. I guess it was just instinct.

Naughty Nigel
20th December 2016, 10:15 PM
Keep taking pictures (clearly shooting is not the appropriate word here)

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/witness-to-an-assassination-ap-photographer-captures-attack/ar-AAlKZ1U

I understand the desire to get the image especially when that is what you do for a living, but the desire to just hide must be equally strong

Regards
Andy

I remember reading an interesting article in AP some years ago which discussed how photographers (or photo journalists) often put themselves in grave danger to capture photographs, and sometimes die as a result. Inevitably, war photographers are at particular risk.

The problem seems to be that photographers are so focused on their subjects (no pun intended) that personal safety doesn't enter their minds. Maybe the camera gives them some feeling of security, and even immortality.

Imageryone
20th December 2016, 11:22 PM
Read the same about big game photographers who get killed by this need for Photographic concentration, and ,upon reflection, can remember a certain time when I finished on my back in a river trying to get the " perfect" silhouette shot.