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This photo was taken on board a police helicopter during a search at night for a missing person
in open countryside. The helicopters on board cameras have thermal imaging which enables
the operator to pick up heat signatures in what would otherwise be pitch black. The shooting
conditions inside the helicopter were extremely cramped and difficult, for obvious reasons
I wasn't able to use a flash so I was completely reliant on the glow from the monitor that
was in front of the observer. I had to push my ISO to ridiculously high levels, far higher
than the camera was suitable for and you can see this by the noise thats in the picture.
The enjoyment that I get from shooting editorial or documentary photography is that you do
get opportunities like this and also you are faced with some challenging situations where
you are still expected to get the photo and sometimes you do have to think outside the
box, or push the equipment much further than you would under normal circumstances.