Saturday, June 04, 2005


On my way back from lunch today with Fadibou, we spotted a car accident on the road. At first I thought it was an old accident or something, so I slowed down next to the car and took my camera out to take a picture, then we noticed people running towards the car. Turns out the accident had just happened a few seconds earlier and there were people still trapped inside the car. So I started taking pictures. Afterwards I got a flashback from one of the last episodes of Seinfeld where they witness a mugging take place and they film it without helping the victim. But I don't think I did anything wrong since it wasn't like I was sitting there taking pictures while someone bled to death, there were other people on the scene who were helping out you know. I like being a bystander and taking pictures without interfering with what's going on, like a photojournalist. Speaking of which, someone suggested I should have sold the pictures to a newspaper. Anyone know how this would work and how much I should charge?


Blogger Entrepreneur said...


For the millionth time, when will they learn NOT to remove people from a wreckage! If you happenned to have any damage inflicted to your spinal column, you are in danger of immediate death in the case that someone moves your torso and tries to extract you from the vehicle. Come on people you dumb ass stupid simple minded backward under-developed excuses for human beings.

I have seen this TOOOO many times and frankly it should scare anyone who ever gets into an accident, god forbid. Imagine, you are in a car wreck and some asshole decides its smart to yank you out of the window, killing you instantly. Asses.
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10:02 AM, June 05, 2005  
Blogger BusyNow said...

yesterday near kuwait towers
there was big accident between
new slk and small toyota car,
the driver of the toyota was on the ground but the stupid people were all around him .

2:40 PM, June 05, 2005  
Blogger tijo said...

On selling to a newspaper:

Call the papers (usually the Photo Editor or News Editor) ASAP after you've taken the photos, tell them what you've got, what format they're in and ask if they're interested in using them. If they are, ask how much money they'll offer. At first it might be a pittance, but if and when editors come to rely on you, this could go up.

By the way I have no idea how much they will pay, but it certainly depends on how in demand the images are. Accident images, for example, are probably low priority unless something significant results from it - such as if someone dies (sounds horrible but it's true) or if a well-known person is involved. Hope this helps,

from a photojournalism student.

4:49 PM, June 05, 2005  
Blogger fadibou said...

Unless its major news, they dont pay for it but they can offer to mention your name which is pfffffffff.

10:14 PM, June 05, 2005  

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