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« on: June 16, 2017, 03:19 »
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I found this interesting as I've never seen anybody mention it before:

"[Brazil is] more difficult they have rules about models, and if you do a shoot there they want you to have armed guards with you."

This is from an interview with Monkey Business. Has anyone encountered this in Brazil?


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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 06:10 »
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Do you have a link to this article?

Yes, some cities are dangerous. Really depends where you're shooting.

I'm from there but live in Italy. Whenever I travel back to see friends and family in Rio I take my backup camera and carry it around in a plastic bag like I just been shopping...it's sad.

« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 06:18 »
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in 2009 i went shooting stock in brazil...i went to carnival recife blind...in recife it was so scary really, never saw anything like this, an armageddon with 40 degree, people fighting everywhere due to alcohol, but i managed to go back home.
next days olinda much more quiet and beautiful days....end walking in street back to hotel i was stopped with gun by three young boys with scarf on the face who wanted my little camera bag...i give them without problems and they run away.
i aha insurance and probably recover much more thant my camera cost, i shot with a pentax k10d and a nifty manual old lens at that moment.
so yes is pretty dangerous.

« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 06:36 »
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in 2009 i went shooting stock in brazil...i went to carnival recife blind...in recife it was so scary really, never saw anything like this, an armageddon with 40 degree, people fighting everywhere due to alcohol, but i managed to go back home.
next days olinda much more quiet and beautiful days....end walking in street back to hotel i was stopped with gun by three young boys with scarf on the face who wanted my little camera bag...i give them without problems and they run away.
i aha insurance and probably recover much more thant my camera cost, i shot with a pentax k10d and a nifty manual old lens at that moment.
so yes is pretty dangerous.

oh poor.. this sounds disturbing.

« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 07:18 »
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in 2009 i went shooting stock in brazil...i went to carnival recife blind...in recife it was so scary really, never saw anything like this, an armageddon with 40 degree, people fighting everywhere due to alcohol, but i managed to go back home.
next days olinda much more quiet and beautiful days....end walking in street back to hotel i was stopped with gun by three young boys with scarf on the face who wanted my little camera bag...i give them without problems and they run away.
i aha insurance and probably recover much more thant my camera cost, i shot with a pentax k10d and a nifty manual old lens at that moment.
so yes is pretty dangerous.

oh poor.. this sounds disturbing.

ahah luckily i was quite drunk and in superfood to the beautiful day full of girl dance drink..so actually i understood very little...probably i smiled even to them and let them do their work...so it was not so scaring...
scaring was the day before in recife.
important u don't react. all in all i have an insurance

Brasilnut

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 08:06 »
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ahah luckily i was quite drunk and in superfood to the beautiful day full of girl dance drink..so actually i understood very little...probably i smiled even to them and let them do their work...so it was not so scaring...
scaring was the day before in recife.
important u don't react. all in all i have an insurance

The traditional advice of "don't look like a tourist" doesn't apply in Brazil as even locals are robbed constantly! Some beautiful sites in Rio and would love to set up my tripod for long exposures but too dangerous! Still managed one shot overlooking Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (thanks to armed guards nearby). If not for them nearby I would have just gone handheld for a quick "hit and run". Also, some amazing hiking trails at the foot of the Corcovado, with a bunch of lush forests and waterfalls but they're full of thieves. *.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 08:21 by Brasilnut »

« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 11:36 »
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I've been in Brazil in 2011 and never experienced something like that, neither in Rio, Brasilia or Manaus. Maybe I was simply lucky. Anyway...half of my microstock sales comes from pictures taken during that trip: Brasil images are selling much more than Argentina, Turkey, Namibia, Nepal,Italy,...probably there is just less competition

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 21:24 »
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Do you have a link to this article?

Yes, some cities are dangerous. Really depends where you're shooting.

I'm from there but live in Italy. Whenever I travel back to see friends and family in Rio I take my backup camera and carry it around in a plastic bag like I just been shopping...it's sad.


Here it is:
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-money-from-stock-photography-2017-4


 

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