Few days ago I wrote about the photo gear theft at Hungaroring photo centre last weekend and I wouldn’t want to come back to he theft topic again. However I have to write about this too. At Sziget Festival you should also watch out for your valuables. In the big crowd it is just as easy to loose something accidentally as it is possible to run into thieves and get things stolen.
Really expensive photography gear was stolen from the photographers’ room at Hungaroring this weekend. The victims filed charges against the unknown perpetrator and police started the investigation. You however take it as a reminder to always be on alert for your gear to never suffer similar losses!
During a travel on a field work photojournalist Warren Richardson’s gear was stolen. He turned to people of Facebook and the Internet to help him recover his gear. Try to help him and the meanwhile take good care of your own belongings.
A video showing how thieves work and some simple yet useful tips how to avoid being robbed.
More and more of the big sporting and other events makes photographers to face smaller or bigger thefts. Signs show often other photographers may be the perpetrators. It is worth to stay alerted and take special care for your belongings.
Probably there are some who are bored to hear this again and again, but this advice can spare people terrible headaches! There has been another theft, that could have been avoided. Photographers share the list of stolen goods in hope of someone finding it one day. Hope is good, but prevention is much more helpful than crying after something avoidable bad happened.
I hope you don’t leave valuable gear in the car!