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Sep 06, 2012 05:12 |  #1

OK, becuase of the good weather we've been having in South West England recently, I have been out grabbing as many post-sunset clifftop shots as possible. Last night became slightly interesting as I began to realise I needed a bit of light to climb back up (some small parts were actual climbing, not scrambling).

Anyway, I began to think how easy it would be to make a mistake and bam, thats it, you're gone. And then I wondered that there must be a fair number of idiots like me who try and get to the most inaccessible places for that "special" shot so the number of deaths due to this activity must be slightly higher than the average. Does anyone know if there are any stats like that - i.e. percentage of clifftop/mountain falls or deaths related to photography and not specifically climbing, etc?

A bit down beat I know but sometimes thats just how I think.


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Sep 06, 2012 07:32 |  #2

Don't think there are any stats for it but I would imagine that photographers are a minority when it comes to people climbing hills/mountains/cliffs​.

Personally my camera bag is so heavy that I couldn't climb hills with it!:eyes


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Sep 06, 2012 08:20 |  #3

i've never seen any stats for that, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. maybe one of the insurance companies has them.




  
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Sep 06, 2012 08:35 |  #4

rick_reno wrote in post #14954674 (external link)
i've never seen any stats for that, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. maybe one of the insurance companies has them.

Thats a thought - I wonder if Photography has a danger "rating" in life-insurance terms and if they differentiate between wedding/sports/landsca​pe/etc? I doubt it but you never know.


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Sep 06, 2012 10:27 |  #5

I'd imagine that photogs shooting bucking broncs or bull riding might have slightly higher insurance premiums.


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Sep 06, 2012 10:30 |  #6

Joe Ravenstein wrote in post #14955180 (external link)
I'd imagine that photogs shooting bucking broncs or bull riding might have slightly higher insurance premiums.

Combat photographers are just a shade cheaper to insure than wedding photographers are.


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Sep 06, 2012 14:18 |  #7

cdifoto wrote in post #14955192 (external link)
Combat photographers are just a shade cheaper to insure than wedding photographers are.

Beat me to it!


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Sep 06, 2012 19:32 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #8

There's a really great series of a foolhardy photographer taking a leap in the Grand Canyon here (external link).

Of course, it's not quite what it seems.


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