Wedding Photographer Risks Life to Get The Perfect Shot

Jul 1, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

Wedding Photographer Risks Life to Get The Perfect Shot

Jul 1, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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Some people have no sense.  Or too much courage.  Or something.  A video posted by the Singapore Reckless Drivers Community (apparently it’s a real problem over there) shows a photographer hanging his body halfway out a car window while going down the highway.  According to SRDC, the guy is a wedding photographer and was attempting to get the perfect shot of the wedding party in the vehicle next to him.

Sure, we’ve all done stupid stuff to get a good image…like the time a friend and I (with a broken foot) kinda borrowed a leaky canoe with no paddle to go exploring a crocodile-infested lagoon at night in hopes of getting some great moonlit photos of the beasts.  What you do in your own time is your business.

But, in a case like this, what would be the outcome were the photographer to be injured or killed?  What happens to the images and all the memories from the clients’ special day?

At what point do the risks of “getting the shot” outweigh common sense and good business practices?

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14 responses to “Wedding Photographer Risks Life to Get The Perfect Shot”

  1. Eric Jaakkola Avatar
    Eric Jaakkola

    That 2 feet probably made all the difference

  2. Wayne Palmer Jr. Avatar
    Wayne Palmer Jr.

    Something is wrong with us. Andy Hanemann

  3. Tomasz Stolz Avatar
    Tomasz Stolz

    I guess it’s Keda Z

  4. Raymond Hatfield Avatar
    Raymond Hatfield

    In Singapore their cars are right hand drive meaning he was the passenger and someone else was driving the car. You can see they are driving on the opposite side of the road as we do in the US.

    1. Allen Mowery Avatar
      Allen Mowery

      Very true, but with that much torso outside the window, any sudden movements from the person who IS driving could result in serious injury.

      1. Ivan G. Avatar
        Ivan G.

        Well, then I guess the question is… how much do you trust your driver? I don’t think he was endangering anyone but himself, and that’s fair game.

  5. Anthony Mehlhaff Avatar
    Anthony Mehlhaff

    Where is the shot?

  6. Rob Reeves Avatar
    Rob Reeves

    And they did it on train tracks! Zut alors!

  7. Stephen Lee Avatar
    Stephen Lee

    In Singlish : ” Oi! Get a drone lah! “

  8. Andrew Ridgway Avatar
    Andrew Ridgway

    Been there done that…. Anything for my brides.

  9. Denis Avatar
    Denis

    In Russia, since 50% of photographers and videographers so working.

    1. Rudolf Erdei Avatar
      Rudolf Erdei

      It used to be popular with videographers here in Romania also :)

  10. IL Avatar
    IL

    That’s either Raymond Phang, or another photographer trying to emulate his signature car look. Example around 1/4 of the way down this page: http://www.raymondphang.com/blog/2014/wedding-day-celebration-of-ceying-wendy-by-raymond-phang/

  11. David Allison Avatar
    David Allison

    Gunnar Loveland a day in the life haha