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PHOTOGRAPHER ATTACKED, BEATEN, AND ROBBED DURING WEDDING | 5 TIPS TO STAY SAFE

 
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Sep 26, 2014 14:20 |  #16

sirquack wrote in post #17178781 (external link)
You hit it right on the head Brenda. I teach self defense classes and 90+% of the issue is simply awareness of your surroundings . . .

Yes, exactly.


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Sep 29, 2014 12:00 |  #17

sirquack wrote in post #17178781 (external link)
You hit it right on the head Brenda. I teach self defense classes and 90+% of the issue is simply awareness of your surroundings.

yep, i hire assistants sometime literally just for the extra eyes for some gigs. it's sometimes hard to keep your head on a swivel AND do your job.

Also, i've had to defend my life with a tripod on the Naples waterfront.


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Sep 29, 2014 12:12 |  #18
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Christopher Steven b wrote in post #17177369 (external link)
I hope this doesn't come across as obnoxious, but when I hear these stories about photographers having to carry a knife or gun and to be cautious, it really drives the point home that where you all live sounds like another planet from where I live. I'd walk pretty much anywhere in my city (now Ottawa--a city of 1 million) at any time--and have shot as late as 3am--and I've never felt the slightest bit of concern, nor have I felt the need to be cautious. This isn't to say there isn't crime here--there's crazy anecdotal examples of crime in any city--but enough to make me so fearful as to carry a weapon around ? Not even close.

Yeah, but..

Baltimore is ranked of the most dangerous cities in the USA
http://www.forbes.com …es/mlj45jggj/7-baltimore/ (external link)

Ottawa is a paradise, it's a beautiful city.
That said I probably wouldn't go carrying around a steak knife to shoots or weddings. Unless they were serving steak instead of cake..


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Sep 29, 2014 12:32 |  #19

sounds like this could have been anyone. did he even have his gear stolen, he was running a photobooth and went outside.

the key is to be aware of your surroundings..


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Sep 29, 2014 12:42 |  #20

I wish we (law abiding citizens with no arrest records) could carry concealed weapons in New York. Unfortunately, only the criminals do.




  
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