This is why you should keep a safe distance when shooting action sports
When shooting action sports or car races, there’s always a risk that someone will get hurt. As a photographer or filmmaker, that’s the risk you have to take. But as this video shows, sometimes an accident can be prevented if you only keep a safe distance from the subject.
The video was posted to Instagram by cinematogr. It doesn’t provide any context, but it shows a situation that will make most of us almost feel this cameraman’s pain:
It looks like the cyclist lost control over the bicycle and smashed into the cameraman. But if the cameraman didn’t try to get closer as the cyclist rode towards him, I believe that the clash could have been avoided. But oh well, at least he got the shot.
Let this video be a reminder to take everything into account. Always have the risk in mind, rely on your common sense, and do everything you can to safely shoot action sports and avoid accidents.
Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.