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snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007Sat 20-Jul-13 12:57 AM
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"Tactical Photography?"


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I just finished reading this article on CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/18/us/massachusetts-tsarnaev-photos/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

I have never heard of "tactical photography" prior to this. Sounds pretty exciting! I did a Google search but couldn't find much on the topic. Anyone here ever done this type of photography?

  

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sat 20-Jul-13 02:50 AM
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Sat 20-Jul-13 02:52 AM by dm1dave

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A good guess is that this term is the civilian law enforcement version of combat photography.

The US Navy for example has several “Combat Camera” Units. They shoot a lot of training missions to help combat units prepare for the real thing. They also shoot during and after real world combat missions in support of the operational commanders and intelligence units.

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snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007Sat 20-Jul-13 11:47 PM
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Thanks Dave! Combat photography sounds really cool as well. I wish I had known about this during my youth!

  

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberSun 21-Jul-13 10:31 PM
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Sun 21-Jul-13 10:38 PM by jrp

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Documenting combat techniques for training manuals is interesting and demanding. I did some of this when it was a novelty, in the 60s.
CQB (Close Quarters Battle) tactical photography must illustrate what is meant by each term, like "Dynamic Entry", and what are the common mistakes and consequences of not doing it right.
The same goes for EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and most other specialties.

It is indeed cool, although it can also be grueling, specially when in actual combat, documenting missions.
These guys not only have the stamina and nerves of steel, they are also incredible photographers.
Check for example the site of Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock who just bagged the Military Photography of the Year Award for the 7th consecutive year!

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snegron Silver Member Nikonian since 05th May 2007Mon 22-Jul-13 12:10 AM
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Absolutely amazing images!! It has been a while since I have been moved so much by photographs! His ability to capture such raw emotion in a single instant is truly outstanding! Thank you for sharing!

p.s. That is the level of photography I have always dreamed of achieving.

  

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kentak Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2010Wed 24-Jul-13 12:38 PM
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Wed 24-Jul-13 12:41 PM by kentak

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The cop who released these photos has been relieved of his badge and gun and put on desk duty.

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/cop-leaked-bombing-suspect-photos-disciplined-161441328.html?pt=2

Kent

  

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