Originally Posted by carvedog
If you were hurt bad enough I doubt you would.
Did you ask him if he knew he was recording? It seems as though you have some issues with this person that are coming out on the internet.
Maybe there are other elements to the story. A red light on a gopro is not an indication of anything to me.
Half the time the gopro guys in my crew turn it off when they mean to turn it on. Because it was running for the last half hour while the finished rigging and then when we get to the drop they assume it was off and then proceed to turn it off.
But what do I know? I am a photographer, I run enough support kayaks and cats that usually having one or two people out of the rescue scenario isn't crippling. I understand you not wanting to sacrifice safety for photography and it seems as though you like to run small trips with no kayakers. Different ethos than what I like to run on my trips. But running tight and fast this spring on the MF, we took no action photos that I can remember stopping for. We did however do a six mile day so the kayakers could surf in Ski Jump at nearly six and a half feet for several hours while we went to Sunflower.
Wow, you're really good at understanding everyone's motivations from their internet posts... good for you buddy! Hell, you even know what kind of rafting trips I run based on a comment about a skiing accident. Impressive!
I didn't even know the person filming and my only issue with them was that they were filming someone in distress without ther permission. I'm 100% certain he knew it was on, because when I called him on it later he admitted it. But I clearly must have issues, and you of all people would know that.
Are you suggesting that if the person being filmed is hurt, then it's NOT disrepsectful to film them in pain without their permission?
Notice here that I've asked you for clarifications of your position rather than jumping to assenine conclusions.