We loved her take on the photo contest. Her photo implies that she put herself in some serious danger to get this shot. But, she found a way to keep herself safe in a very risky situation. “Safety is the name of the game with ANYTHING I shoot. My subjects are large and have mind of their own! While it may look like I’m about to get stomped on, I’m actually shooting from a secret ‘pit’ location at a fave rodeo of mine.”
We would also like to give a shout out to a few of our favourite shots where people really did put themselves in precarious situations to get great photos. Each of them will receive one of our Safety Third T-Shirts.
By: ratzlaff Monster, August 7, 2014
A repost of this awesome storm approaching Airdrie. Chasing storms across Alberta that afternoon, resulted in a quick drive from Three Hills to Airdrie, about 5 minutes before this location was covered in golf ball sized hail (about 3 minutes before I bailed out of that location to safety)
By: steveshannonphoto “What goes in to getting the shot? A few years ago I was invited to shoot stills during a film shoot where Blair Trotman was dropping 60 foot Sutherland Falls at night. Word got out about the shoot and a number of photographers showed up. Due to access angles were somewhat limited to one side of Blanket Creek. Scouting the lip I knew the opposite side would be a great angle looking down into the abyss. Long story short I borrowed my buddy’s kayak to head across. Not being a kayaker didn’t stop me, though I did come very, very close to flipping in some fairly serious whitewater. Luckily I made it across, scrambled up the cliff and got the shot. After my near miss I was pretty worried about getting back across, but @bennymrr was kind enough to give me a hand.