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post #11 of 18
I've been attacked by a mother and father bird while photographing the baby that fell out of the tree. lol
post #12 of 18
I do a lot of shooting offshore, fishing related. I usually buddy boat with someone Im shooting for, charter boats, friends, tournament fishermen, etc. Docking my boat up one morning (I usually go alone) I had a guy offer to help me, which Ive had before so it didnt seem odd. Once I got the boat in the water, made sure I had everything I needed and everything was in working order I went to park my truck in the parking area. I come back and the guy is standing at my boat, his fishing gear with him. So I ignore him, step onto the boat and he asks if he can come. I let him know that I'm not going fishing, Im going to photograph a few guys while they fish. He places a foot on the bow as if hes gonna step in and tells me its too dangerous for me to go alone. I told him I appreciated his concern but this was a business trip and I couldn't be responsible for someone else while I was doing what I had to do. He finally gave out a sigh just walked away.
Spent the day on the water, got back to the dock with 2 buddy boats at 9pm or so. The guy was still there, at this point I mention to one of the guys to hang around to make sure we all get loaded up and head out together, that this was the guy Id mentioned earlier (to them). We load up, with no issue, this guy is just pacing around his truck at the top of the ramp. After we load up and head out, so does he, following us. I didn't head home, didn't care to endanger my family so I drove around for 15 extra minutes and ended up losing him or he turned off somewhere else. It was definitely one of the oddest experiences and I was on edge for several days, serial killers always have someone at the DMV to hook them up with info based on license plate #s, right?!
Other than that, abandoned houses/farms/etc around here Ive shot, usually ends up with the owner raising hell about trespassing. Lots of run ins with snakes.
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post #13 of 18
Woah that is very strange and startling! I would not like that to ever happen to me.
post #14 of 18
To me? Nothing bad. I guess using a view camera has its benefits as it strikes interest more than anything.
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post #15 of 18
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Wow... So this makes me feel better knowing that I'm not the only one who gets into trouble during photography.

I thought I had it bad, but I guess a skateboard to the face, thrown out by security almost getting my gear confiscated and banned from somewhere is a whole new level of trouble while photography.
     
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by omega17 View Post
I've been shoved off a stage by ignorant power-trippy door staff - luckily I have cat-like balance so I didn't land on my camera

Crazy world we live in
Same here, landed on my feet, and both cameras missed the stage edge. good balance is quite important for a concert photog I guess.

And stagemanagers and the like can be total pricks...
    
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post #17 of 18
I am with most of you here those no trespassing sign are hard to read some times, especially after dark when you are trying to be stealthy about your movements.

Here is an important lesson I learned about night photography, always figure out where you are going during daylight hours. Trying to climb down a steep, slick, rocky path that you are not quite sure is the right one after dark holding a camera in one hand and a tripod in another the other is not so easy. I get my camera setup on the tripod and take a step back and find a nice slick spot of moss. With luck all of my equipment was already were well out of range of the small splash I made. Yes I had a head lamp.
post #18 of 18
Falling from a boat while shooting surfers in Teahupoo with a 1DmarkIII+70-200 f/2.8L IS = priceless ....
Lesson learned lol
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