I refuse to photograph this

1 month 1 week ago #738045 by Esseff
We just got hit by a tornado. Just twenty seconds and so much destruction.

I will not grab my camera and photograph the aftermath. I'm not going to sensationalize the destruction of neighbours' properties. People lost a lot and I don't feel it's right to immediately show up, camera in hand and start snapping. For what what? Likes on Instagram? No thanks. Let them go through what's left of their lives with dignity.

Just my thoughts. Feel free to ignore.


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #738048 by TCav
You have the option to serve as a photojournalist.

It's your call, of course.


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 month 1 week ago #738051 by Esseff

TCav wrote: You have the option to serve as a photojournalist.

It's your call, of course.


Nah. My Whatsapp has been going nuts with peoples videos and photos coming in. I feel that me rocking up with gear is just tacky.


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 month 1 week ago #738121 by Hoss
Where are you located?  


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 month 1 week ago #738131 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day mate

Your response is perfectly valid for you here and now - so keep it with pride
There are times when each of us becomes a 'temporary photojournalist' - and there are times when we / each of us deems that it is inappropriate.

Well done
Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


The following user(s) said Thank You: Esseff

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 month 1 week ago #738182 by Esseff

Hoss wrote: Where are you located?  


Germany. We're not known for having tornados, in fact this is the first one ever for the town. It was wasn't one of the massive US-style tornados either, but it came out of nowhere and got people offguard. I was surprised at the immense destruction that occurred in such a short space of time. And even weirder: I live about 6km from 'ground zero' and I didn't have a breath of wind at my place. Rain, thunder and lightning I had a lot but no wind at all and yet 6km away the place was trashed.

I got mates living where it all happened so photographing just felt wrong. And besides I'm no journalist, I take landscape and nature photographs, that's my thing.


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 month 1 week ago #738267 by Uplander
Yeah, it's like that big shooting here in Texas, I couldn't be the one to take photos of that.  Just not me.  I guess I wouldn't make a good photojournalist.  


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 month 6 days ago #738307 by CanonKid
I'm with you as well.  I've been on location during a couple bad events and couldn't take my camera out to document what was happening.  Just not my cup of tea.  

Canon 7D, 15-85mm, 18-55mm, 70-200mm, 100mm Macro, Sigma 120-300mm, Speedlite 430EX II

A bad day at the race track is better than a good day in the office

Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 month 5 days ago #738323 by shakirfateh
where are you located now ?


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 weeks 3 days ago #738830 by Terryms
I respect your choice. It is important to make photo of something that inspire you. I can imagine that tornado wasn't inspiring for you at all.


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
3 weeks 1 day ago #738906 by KZAM
I have no problems with people who capture these sort of shots, as long as they are done ethically and without interfering with emergency crew.  Just not for me. 

I don't need no stink'in Signature! ha ha ha
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,

817.3K

241K

  • Facebook

    817,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    241,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

The Nikon Z FC specs are quite impressive, and when paired with the retro-style body, you get a fun and capable camera for enthusiast shooters.

May 31, 2022

In this Nikon Z5 review, we'll discuss the specs, features, pros, and cons of this enthusiast-level camera. We'll also offer tips on where to buy one on the cheap!

May 10, 2022

The Leica Q (Typ 116) is a fantastic camera for intermediate and advanced shooters. Is it the best choice for you, though? Find out in this detailed review!

Apr 28, 2022

Looking for Best Budget Camera of 2022? Here’s my pick- Sony ZV-1. This best budget camera is loaded with features that give it lots of bang for your buck.

Feb 18, 2022
Get 600+ Pro photo lessons for $1

Forum Top Posters

Latest Articles

Not every photo book is made alike. Some are superior to others because of the options you get. Learn what to look for in this guide.

Jun 28, 2022

What is the best camera in 2022? That's a loaded question whose answer depends on many factors. In this guide, we'll explore some great options!

Jun 22, 2022

GoPro accessories come in all shapes, sizes and price points. But which ones are the best? We offer our favorite picks in this 2022 guide.

Jun 22, 2022

Not sure how to grow your photography business? Check this beginner business guide to learn a few inside tricks to hit the ground running.

Jun 22, 2022

If you're in the market for some Sony FE lenses for your kit, use this guide to learn more about three excellent prime and zoom lens options.

Jun 22, 2022

If you want to take the best close-up images, you'll need some macro photography lenses to get the clearest, sharpest photos.

Jun 21, 2022

What is a metal print? The easy answer is that it's an image printed on metal. But the best metal prints are a product of a more intricate process.

Jun 21, 2022

After using Linksys routers for many years, I switched to a Synology Router - the RT6600ax. Here are my first impressions!

Jun 15, 2022