In September current year, photographer Victoria Schafer tragically lost her life after she was hit by a falling branch of a tree. Two teenagers were taken into custody after the tragedy, and they confessed that they had been involved in the incident. According to the latest reports, the two 16-year-olds are due to be tried as adults. They are charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, and reckless homicide, and they could reportedly face a life sentence.
While she was taking photos at Hocking Hills State Park last month, Ohio-based photographer Victoria Schafer got tragically killed by a falling branch of a tree. The authorities stated back then that they suspected foul play. And it seems that was correct, as two teenagers have reportedly confessed to being involved in the tragic incident.
While she was taking photos at Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio-based photographer Victoria Schafer was struck by a falling branch of a tree. Unfortunately, she was killed in the incident, and the authorities suspect foul play. They are now offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who provides information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of suspects.
Award-winning Reuters photographer, Yannis Behrakis, has died at the age of 58. He was one of Reuters’ most decorated and best-loved photographers, and on 2 March 2019, he lost a long battle with cancer.
Sadly, we have more than once heard the tragic stories of photographers falling to their death while trying to take a photo. The latest tragedy happened in Lodi, California when a 63-year old photographer Jiyoun Park tried to take a photo from the roof of a parking garage. The man fell 40 feet from the ledge and died shortly after.
Chuck Westfall, a photography industry legend and Canon’s main technical advisor, died yesterday after a long battle with kidney cancer. He began his career at Canon at 1982 and as Canon writes, he worked his way up to become the Technical Advisor for the company’s Consumer Imaging Group. Westfall was loved and respected among photographers, and his death made the community shocked and saddened.
Taking the photo of a lifetime is something I will always push another photographer to do. But, there are limits and a little common sense and precaution goes a long way.
Unfortunately, neither of those were in the back of the mind of a man believed to be around 30-years-old who past away while trying to take a selfie on Lion Rock Hill, a well known natural landmark in Tokyo.[Read More…]