top of page

Emergency services in action

Champion; Claire D

Responding to Emergencies, showcasing the actions and efforts of emergency personnel as they work to help those in need. The images could capture the speed and coordination of the response, the bravery of the emergency personnel, and the compassion they show to those they serve. It is likely to include their vehicles and "action" photography. Please remember to take several angles - there is no limit to the images you can submit.

Taking pictures of the emergency services in action can be challenging, but here are some tips that may help:

Respect boundaries: Make sure you are not getting in the way of the emergency responders, and stay out of areas that are designated as off-limits or unsafe.

Stay calm: Emergency situations can be stressful, but it is important to remain calm and focused on taking photographs. This will help you to capture clear and well-composed images.

Use a telephoto lens: A telephoto lens can allow you to capture images from a distance, which can be useful when you are not able to get close to the action. It can also help to blur the background and isolate the subject.

Capture the context: Try to include contextual elements in your images, such as the environment or the reactions of bystanders. This can help to tell the story of the emergency situation.

Pay attention to lighting: In emergency situations, lighting can be challenging. Try to position yourself in a way that allows you to take advantage of available light sources, such as streetlights or emergency vehicle lights.

Be respectful: Remember that the emergency responders are there to help people in distress. Be respectful of their work, and avoid taking photographs that could be considered intrusive or exploitative.

bottom of page