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Troubled World

I am sure, wherever we are on the globe, and contribute to Dreamstime, that we have seen atrocities and injustice through the media, committed in different countries worldwide. My question is, in these trouble spots, are contributors still able to upload images, and do they?

I am thinking of places like Syria at the moment, Afghanistan, etc.

Metz flash, 170-500 Sigma zoom. I still use a variety of 35mm Nikon f...
Posted: 06/29/2013, 14:25:05 PM
I recently saw a contributor from Irak with a small but good portfolio, nice pictures. Can't find it again right now...
Posted: 06/29/2013, 17:25:58 PM
Interesting thoughts although I wonder how tightly they control the internet in those areas. They might have quite a tight lock down on internet usage because of the mess...
f3.5-5.6 Sigma 17-50 f2.8 Canon 24-70L f2.8 Canon 70-200L f4 43...
Posted: 06/30/2013, 10:08:02 AM
There are many areas that aren't in turmoil where they tightly control the internet. I have friends in Vietnam and they can't access sites like Facebook most of the time. So, I'd bet Miracle is right...
Nikon D5100 and Canon G10
Posted: 06/30/2013, 11:36:21 AM
That is where the real spirit of photography lies. It is not about capturing still photos of apples and working with beautiful teens in the studio, it really never was about that easy.

Think of the footage of World Wars you see today. I'm sure hundreds of photographers and videographers died shooting because they had to run into the war zones, unarmed. Just to be able to capture the ugliest thing man has ever seen. Think of that will and passion - greater than the love of life. Makes me wonder, where do we stand compared to them? Trying to keyword 10 photos a day makes us use keywording tools.

There might be a similar situation in war zones today. It may not be happening in US and UK, but I'm sure there are people in other unstable locations who have captured things we cannot dare to see but they didn't make it to show us what they captured.
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 06/30/2013, 15:45:37 PM