Life as an Army Photographer

From PetaPixel

Being an Army Photographer means multitasking in the most stressful and dangerous of circumstances: swapping between camera and rifle while taking fire. In this video, British Army Photographer Rupert Frere gives us a POV glimpse at what this is actually like in real life.

The helmet cam footage was captured by Frere while on patrol in Afghanistan, and originally revealed in an interview by photography.news. In it, you get to see what it’s like to capture photos while under fire, alternating between DSLR and rifle, between capturing photos and laying down fire.

As difficult (and, for many of us, terrifying) as this is, Frere tells photography.news that War photography is actually his “favorite” kind of photography.

“[War photography] is easy as there is emotion and interesting things everywhere you look. All I needed to do is stay alive and take photos,” he explains. “Normally, I’m the only one taking photos with the patrol so every image is unique.”

Check out the video up top to get a glimpse into the most dangerous aspect of being an Army Photographer, and then click here to read the full interview with Frere on photography.news, or hereto visit Frere’s photography website.