The Most Dangerous Photography
Weather and disasters
- Weather photographer tips: 1) Use tripod in high wind for stability; 2) Wear eye protection in hail storm; 3) Slow shutter speed in rain captures droplet motion; 4) In dull storm conditions use high ISO not flash; 5) Use everyday object
typically not surrounded by water, to demonstrate turbulent flood waters.
- Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm IS Lens: 1) Settings: ISO - 100; Exposure - 20s to 30s; Focus - F16; Capturing lightning; 2) ISO: 1600+; Aperture: Max; F-Stop: Small; Counters dull, low contrast weather
conditions when a flash is useless; 3) Exposure: Short; Aperture: Wide; Volcano at night freezing the surface of the lava flow.
- War photographer tips: 1) Learn the local language; 2) Wear Kevlar body armour and helmet; 3) Keep memory cards in Peli Case protective cases.
- Holga Camera WideLux lens Headlamps and red gel light meter: 1) Settings: Exposure: 1/1000; Action shot - short exposure of 1 thousandth second freezes moment.
- Wildlife photographer tips: 1) Use telephoto lenses to get close to subject; 2) capture the animal's eyes - the soul of the shot; 3) Anticipate the action to get great framing.
- Nikon SLR 8MP Camera 400mm+ Lens: 1) Settings: Aperture: Wide; Capture subject against busy background; 2) Settings: Forced flash: On; In daylight this will reduce shadows on subject.
- Motorsport photographer tips: 1) Shoop on apex of bend as car will stay in focus longer; 2) Use manual focus to focus on track; 3) Tilt camera to give illusion of speed.
- Canon/Nikon Camera Fast autofocus, 70-200mm f2.8 lens Monopod with quick release: 1) Settings: Exposure: 1/1000; Action shot - short exposure of 1 thousandth second freezes moment.
- Cave photographer tips: 1) Put a person in shot for scale; 2) Use protective gear as the going will be treacherous; 3) Ensure your equipment is safe against impacts; 4) Wear an LED head lamp as your primary light source.
- Olympus OM-1s 5MP Tripod with ball socket 28mm lens Separate Vivitar 283 flash and Sunpack 433: 1) Settings: File type: RAW; Shoot in RAW for better post processing images where the white balance is paramount; 2) Settings:
Self-timer: 10s; Exposure: Long; Use self timer or remote shutter release to prevent blurred images in poor light.
- Underwater photographer tips: 1) take most photos at 3-4 ft. with an external forced flash; 2) Turn camera upside down for less shadow; 3) Use white balance and internal flash at <3 ft.
- SeaLife 14MP camera with rubber armour and 60m dive depth or a DSLR camera in a waterproof housing.Wide-angled 18-28mm lens, Macro Lens: 1) Settings: Macro: On; White balance: Auto; Forced flash: On; Spot focus: On;
Close up photography of coral reefs/static objects.
JESSOPS | Sources: http://www.uwphotographyguide.com/underwater-photography-guide-beginners; http://digital-photography-school.com/14-tips-for-cave-photography; http://photofocus.com/2009/01/29/10-tips-for-photographing-
wildlife-twipphotocom; http://www.betterphoto.com/article.asp?id=43; http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2011/11/5-worlds-most-dangerous-photo-gigs.