Risking Your Life?

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  1. Igor39

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    Would you be willing to risk your life or freedom for a photograph?
     
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    You would only know if placed specifically in that position....

    Just like asking if you would jump in front of a car to save a stranger....
     
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    Ditto! Hard to say. I doubt it but people do it all the time (AKA the AP or war photographers/photojournalist).

    Me... I love photography but I'm not willing to die for it. Although I would have "died to take" certain shots!
     
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    Ummmm........

    no.
     
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    Probably not.. it's just a hobby for me..
     
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    depends. Like said, you never know based on the circumstance, anything is possible.
     
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    Yes, I have done so, shooting aligators close-up with a regular lens, bears from 6 feet away eating near a town and hanging out of an open cockpit airplane when the pilot tilted the plane in the wrong direction. I have also barely escaped going through ice in -40 degree fahrenheit temperatures. (fast moving water underneath). I have also been threatened in photojournalistic and street shooting.

    skieur
     
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    Wow, thats admirable to say the least, I hope you got some good shots out of all those experiences, what sort of threats did you face though and for what reason, if you don't mind sharing.
     
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    never! I have children, I wouldnt risk my life for anything but my family
     
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    Yes I have, I have dodged several rocket attacks in Iraq while doing photojournalism. In my free time I take wildlife photos getting 15ft from a wild grizzley bear, climbing a 10,000ft in elevation mountain and braving the elements down to -50 just to get "The shot." Is it worth it? Yes I believe it is.
     
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    Yes I would be wiling to die for a photograph. Photography is my life. I will do anything to get the shot.

    Love & Bass
     
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    I've inadvertently done it (been oblivious because I was trying to take a pic and almost walked into traffic)...but I wouldn't intentionally risk my life for it! :)
     

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