While news photographer Caleb Holder was covering a car crash this weekend, little did he knew that another accident was about to happen. A semi-truck came out of the fog while Holder was shooting; if flipped on the side, missing the photographer by a whisker. And it was all caught on camera.
Nashville-based lifestyle blogger Tiffany Mitchell recently posted professional photos of a motorcycle accident she had. As if posting (and even having) such photos wasn’t weird enough, they also contained conveniently placed bottles of water. Because of this, the post seemed like it was sponsored, and she received lots of criticism from the community. People have been calling her out for glamourizing an accident, even for staging the whole thing for the sakes of product placement.
A recent video from Sno*Drift rally shows why you should never, ever stand outside of a corner while a race is active. On Friday, Photographer G David LeClair was hit by a racing car while standing outside of a corner during the race. On Special Stage 2 of the rally, one of the racers lost control over his car. The car started sliding on the icy road and hit the photographer.
Since there were spectators with their phones and cameras, the accident was recorded. Keep in mind that these videos show the moment when the photographer was hit, so viewer discretion is advised.
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Many people seem to leave common sense behind when it comes to taking photos, especially selfies, as if they’re somehow safe if what they’re doing is for a photo. Sadly, the selfie craze claimed another victim on Tuesday as a gun held by 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith accidently went off.
Smith’s cousin, who was in another room at the time of the accident, said they found the gun earlier that day.
KPRC’s report does not specify if the gun was faulty or if Smith pulled the trigger, but either way the desire to get a cool selfie lead to a fatal shot to the throat and two young children without a father.
Photographer Scott Murray shares a difficult accident story over at Nikonites where he was involved in a severe car accident after avoiding a buffalo on the road. His car rolled over six times. His Nikon D800E took quite a bash hitting his head a few times as well as rolling with the car.
Hey everyone I am alive. Here’s what happened, I was driving back after getting my car serviced, I stopped as some friends places and decided to hang back for some Milky Way shots as there is no moon. At around 0130 I was driving to another spot I was doing 110km/hr and a large buffalo walked on to the road, I served to miss him and I think I clipped him but over corrected and ended up rolling approximately 6 times, I remember the first two rolls and that’s it I was out. I woke up to find myself hanging from my seat belt I manage to get myself out of the car, I blank out again, when I wake I test to see if I was working spinal wise. All good for now, then I manage to find a sheet from a recent camping trip within arms length and a camp mattress I get myself covered and warm. Then I wait for around 4 hrs until someone does past and stops. I am still in hospital. And on lots of med. Will update when I can, thanks for the support. I am keeping this off fb as I don’t want my mum to worry.
…Still in alot of pain and typing on my phone. Thanks again for all the messages. I will be back with you guys soon. Not sure on my D800E as that got flung or if the car
Unfortunately, accidents do happen, even in the world of photography. Sometimes they incur only minor setbacks, sometimes it’s very costly. And, other times, they can be life-threatening. That is the reality for photographer Helmut Montoya and a production assistant who were both injured on Tuesday when a photo shoot in a Fort Lauderdale junk yard went awry causing an explosion. According to sources, the crew was using candles on set, and it is believed that the flames incidentally ignited lingering fuel vapors in nearby cans, setting things off.
Selfies have become enormously popular in recent years and are everywhere these days. Wherever there’s a beach, a famous landmark, a rainbow or even just oxygen, you’re likely to see someone taking a selfie. Even elephants are doing it now!
Two major problems have emerged hand-in-hand with the often duck-faced photos. The first is that people are too focused on themselves. Not in the sense that they are constantly admiring themselves through endless narcissistic self-portraits, as true as that may be, but that they are too busy trying to photograph themselves that they don’t notice the dangers surrounding them.
The other problem is the need hardcore selfie fans feel to outdo others and the irresponsible competition it promotes.
Just this month, in what might be one of the deadliest in selfie history, at least two people have died and one is currently in serious condition after their selfie attempts went horribly wrong.