airsafe
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Advice Wanted On How To Take Accident Photos

Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:12 pm

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.
 
jorge1812
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RE: Advice Wanted On How To Take Accident Photos

Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:22 pm



Quoting Airsafe (Thread starter):
advice on how to take pictures of airliner accidents and incidents

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.

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EMA747
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RE: Advice Wanted On How To Take Accident Photos

Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:18 pm

If I saw something happen (touch wood I never will) and I didn't have my camera out I would just jam it on auto and shoot, then see what I got.
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eadster
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RE: Advice Wanted On How To Take Accident Photos

Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:26 pm

I've seen two too many. Its not something pretty. Hopefully won't see any again.

I had the camera there, but I knew the people. Not going to take photos when my friends are in dangerous positions.
 
9VSMS
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RE: Advice Wanted On How To Take Accident Photos

Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:34 pm



Quoting Airsafe (Thread starter):
Advice Wanted On How To Take Accident Photos

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.
 
andrewuber
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RE: Advice Wanted On How To Take Accident Photos

Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:45 am



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.

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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.
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JohnJ
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RE: Advice Wanted On How To Take Accident Photos

Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:35 am

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.

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