A Cautionary Tale: How He Dropped His Camera and Tripod Off a Cliff
One of those little decisions. Comes from a get it done attitude. Few can afford to be rough on the cameras. One way to tell a full time news pro photog from a well equipped guy like me is look at the gear. His will be more scratched and dented. He has insurance and an employer to turn to for gear. My stuff? Not insured against hard use, so I’m not the guy pushing it near waves or at a “color run”. I think I risk my skin and bones more than my camera. The last stumble I took on a trail banged up my shoulder, but my camera was held high off the rock.
Our enthusiasm can be costly, and those of us more aspiring than pro will make those mistakes a bit more often. So let’s be careful out there!
…At first, everything is going well. Every 45 minutes or so I go outside and check to see that everything is working right, basically just making sure the camera is good for battery life and still taking photos. And for the first two hours my camera was fine.
Then, suddenly, I look up from my book to see… nothing. There’s nothing there. My camera is gone. I get out of my car and run across the field. Again, nothing.