Dangerous Photojournalism?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by mayurgomes, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. mayurgomes

    mayurgomes New Member

    Sep 22, 2018
    As well all may know, there have been recent protests such as the Black Lives Matter and the Charlottesville protests. Many of the ones we see on the news outbreak into violence, cars on fire, people getting hurt, officers in riot gear.VidMate

    Does anybody on this subreddit have any experience going to such protests and photographing them? Any thoughts or opinions on photographing them in general? AnyDesk

    There is a protest similar to the one in Charlottesville planned to happen in San Francisco with a counter-protest to match it. I'm wondering if I should get my feet wet into some Mobdro photojournalism.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2018

  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

    Apr 21, 2017
    Fargo, ND
    5dMk2, 20D, 70-200 2.8 L IS, 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, 50m 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 17-40mm 4.0 L, Rokinon 14mm 2.8; Pixma Pro-100
    If it interests you I think you should go and explore it for sure. Just proceed with caution and if your comfort level with the situation starts throwing off the alarm that things are starting to escalate around you, you can always back off and move to a safe location.
  3. GDN

    GDN Active Member

    Jul 22, 2018
    South Island, NZ
    A little Canon stuff
    I would add that I would go light with equipment. I would not take a lot of gear with me, and do lens changes. One camera, one lens, a empty memory card, and fully charged battery.

    Not that I have ever done this sort of thing.


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