Now this is pain that The Courier’s photographers have felt again and again.
The shot’s lined up perfectly, it’s just a matter of waiting on the goods and then some tourist obliviously careens into frame.
In this case, a newspaper photographer sent to record the demolition of a factory once used to build WWII tanks in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania has her professional picture spoiled when a man staggers into shot clutching his iPhone.
Speaking to American photography blog PetaPixel, unlucky snapper Susan L. Angstadt said: “I sat there from 9:45 until 3pm, waiting for the stacks to be demolished.
“I told the crowd of people (politely) that I was shooting for the newspaper and to not bump into or stand in front of the camera I had set up on a tripod.”
When the reckless photobomber struck, almost in perfect synchronicity with the falling smokestack, she was left bemused and angry at first.
“I was dumbfounded to say the least!” she told us. “In the measly 7 seconds I had to shoot a video and take some stills I had no time to adjust for a man running diagonally down a hill in front of me shooting a running iPhone video. I was furious at first, but now when I watch the video I nearly shriek with laughter!”
We’d quite like to see how his footage turned out.
Here’s one we recorded earlier.