Photography jobs that get hazard pay?

4 months 1 week ago #691486 by Brad M
Is there such a photography job that you would get some sort of hazard pay as well?  I'm not talking about being in the military on the front line either.  Civilian photography jobs.  

Are there any?


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4 months 1 week ago #691491 by Nikon Shooter
Hey Brad,

you should to have an insurance covering risks of trade. The
premium disappear in the "overhead costs" in your estimate.

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4 months 6 days ago #691537 by Tim Reeder
Those people that climb those radio towers is pretty nuts.  


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4 months 6 days ago #691613 by nomad
hazard pay is a little different than insurance.  as a state employee i'm part of my state's uav program where we fly drones for various agencies for incidents (recently it's been a lot protests and food drives).  but i've also been out to hazmats, police activity and bad crashes.  the state insurance will cover an damages to property or person.  hazard pay is more of an incentive to put yourself or equipment in a possibly dangerous situation.  we try to stay out of danger and always in contact with command post, but unfortunately things happen.  violent crime, esp. gun crime, is rampant in my state so we know that there's always a possibility for things to go very wrong.

apart from gov't agencies i could see uav pilots for large wildfires getting hazard pay.  i know there's gov't jobs that involve taking photos or video for documentation, recon or repair purposes that could qualify for hazard pay but the photography needed is more of the point and shoot kind.


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4 months 3 days ago #691814 by Garbo
Any of the photographers shooting the riots right now!  

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4 months 3 days ago #691816 by nomad

Garbo wrote: Any of the photographers shooting the riots right now!  


yup, been doing that for a few months now with a drone.  riots, protests, peace rallies and food drives.  still not getting hazard pay.


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4 months 3 days ago #691856 by Brad M
Well that solves that, honestly I thought there would have been plenty more.  Thanks for comments!  


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4 months 3 days ago - 4 months 3 days ago #691866 by nomad
i should probably mention that i'm a gov't employee in a state which doesn't give cost of living raises except on election years.  had the coronavirus shutdown not preceded the riots and financially decimated the state then we would probably (ok, maybe not.  the state is pretty stingy) be getting hazard pay for my primary job and my secondary duty job as a uav pilot.  so in another state a uav pilot for the gov't would likely get hazard pay for covering the riots.


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