Airsafe From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
The site AirSafe.com covers a wide range of airline topics, including airline accidents. We would like to interview anyone who could give the audience advice on how to take pictures of airliner accidents and incidents and what they do to distribute the photos widely while keeping control of how they are used. We are especially interested in advice for photography in countries that may not like to see people taking pictures of aircraft accidents. The interview would be turned into an audio and video podcast and be available online. If you search for [airsafe podcast] in Google, you will find the podcast home page, while [airsafe contact] will get you to the contact page.
I think most people just have luck (if you can tell this luck - I wouldn't) to be on the spot when or after something happened and then click, click, click without much thinking about the result as you would do with a standard scene.
AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 45 Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2164 times:
Quoting 9VSMS (Reply 4): How can you possibly give advice on how to take accident photos? An accident is just that. No way you can prepare for it and there's no way you would want to prepare for it either.
I would hope that if we ever witnessed an accident, we would forget photography and try to save lives if possible. I've been on the scene of one accident, and there were no lives to be saved. It was heartbreaking. Getting a photo of the things I saw was the LAST thing on my mind.
JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1620 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
Well, as we saw with the recent BA 777 crash at LHR, you can certainly take crash photos well after the crash has occurred. The question is, SHOULD you take pictures of a crash? I don't know the answer to that question. I have only photographed one accident, a Learjet that crashed into the water on final, killing two crewmembers. I went out and took some shots as the aircraft was being pulled out of the water, and right by me were a whole slew of news media doing the same. I have a degree in journalism, and I justifty taking shots of this grisly scene as capturing a newsworthy event. But in some respects, I wish I'd kept my camera in its bag that day.