Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by Igor39, Jan 28, 2008.
Would you be willing to risk your life or freedom for a photograph?
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....
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!
Probably not.. it's just a hobby for me..
depends. Like said, you never know based on the circumstance, anything is possible.
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.
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.
never! I have children, I wouldnt risk my life for anything but my family
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.
Yes I would be wiling to die for a photograph. Photography is my life. I will do anything to get the shot.
Love & Bass
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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