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The Hazards of shooting football from sidelines

 
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Oct 10, 2011 19:25 |  #1

http://sports.yahoo.co​m …s-Cardinal?urn=nfl-wp8997 (external link)


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Oct 10, 2011 19:30 |  #2

pretty scary. glad i dont shoot at that level




  
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Oct 10, 2011 19:31 |  #3

pretty scary. glad i dont shoot at that level

It doesn't matter the level.


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Oct 10, 2011 19:37 |  #4

it seems as though they might hit harder since the sports that i shoot noone is nearly that size lol. and i have been knocked over shooting at my school once and it wasnt as disorienting as that hit looked to that photog




  
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Oct 10, 2011 20:00 |  #5

Some of those comments on that page link are pretty ridiculous.

I have had to duck and run...last Saturday was the latest. :-)

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Know when to fold 'em
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Oct 10, 2011 20:24 as a reply to  @ MT Stringer's post |  #6

Part of the dangers of looking for that great shot..I've been hit several times by hockey pucks. Hope that guy was alright though, the hit separated his lens from the body. Ouch...:(




  
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Oct 10, 2011 22:59 |  #7

i hope he had insurance.


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Oct 11, 2011 00:45 |  #8

lonustuna wrote in post #13231905 (external link)
Part of the dangers of looking for that great shot..

Got sucked in by that last friday. QB threw the ball, I can see it really well even in the viewfinder as it was sailing towards me (play took place right in front of the stadium lights). I got the shot I wanted, moved out of the way without any drama, but I forgot I set the 300 that was on a monopod on the ground before the play. :oops: To make matters worse, the flash didn't recycle fast enough after I took the shot of the QB tossing the ball, so 'the catch' I wanted came out way underexposed. I lost a 2 week old sb900 flash, but the upside is that it's replacement is rumored to be coming out soon. LOL




  
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Oct 11, 2011 02:16 as a reply to  @ Going Baroque's post |  #9

He'll be selling the camera and lens on here, in a few days.. "babied use", "never abused, just light normal wear."

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Oct 11, 2011 09:12 |  #10

Ouch! That was full-on hit. Looks like he took a facemask to the head!

And yes, you have to be vigilant on the sidelines as totally unexpected things happen. Couple of examples.

Last season, a running back was being ridden out of bounds on a sweep run play. Whistle blows after runner is clearly out of bounds. A safety comes in and blasts both players which caused all three players launch in three different directions. I got the running back in the shins. Was able to skip away after minor contact but certainly didn't see it coming.

In a HS baseball game. Runner on 3rd with two outs. I'm the hind plate guy when the batter hits a one-hopper straight back to the mound. The catcher is pointing toward 1st base and the pitcher decides to throw a 70mph seed home to get the runner! The catcher is completely surprised, sticks up his glove in a defensive effort to save himself. Ball glances off his glove and zings by my head missing me by an inch or two. Runners safe all the way around.

You try to anticipate what's going to happen and you'll be right most of the time. But you have to expect the unexpected and do everything in your power to safeguard against what the sideline photog got in the NFL game. Just about anything can happen at any time in live sports.

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Oct 11, 2011 09:22 |  #11

poor guy.
I saw two penalties on that hit. 1: it was late, 2: helmet to face contact. thats like 25 yards combined.

seriously though, would it hurt the "superstar receiver" to make sure the guy was OK?


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Oct 11, 2011 10:21 |  #12

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seriously though, would it hurt the "superstar receiver" to make sure the guy was OK?

I thought the same thing. What a jerk.


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Oct 11, 2011 10:22 |  #13

smyke wrote in post #13234353 (external link)
poor guy.
I saw two penalties on that hit. 1: it was late, 2: helmet to face contact. thats like 25 yards combined.

seriously though, would it hurt the "superstar receiver" to make sure the guy was OK?

Ya know? Just to take a few seconds to stop and check on him. I am sure glad that high school players, or at least the ones I shoot, don't run that fast or hit that hard! Glad he was okay!


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Oct 11, 2011 13:46 |  #14

Brian_R wrote in post #13231684 (external link)
pretty scary. glad i dont shoot at that level

I'd gladly take the risk to shoot at that level.


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Oct 11, 2011 14:06 |  #15

Man! Being that I am not a rich man and it took me about three years to fund the gear I currently have... I may look into the availability of insuring my gear. I am on the sidelines of some type of sport 2-3 times a week. A hit to my camera like that would take me out of photography for quite a while. Is there a place you can get insurance specificly for our gear?


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