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The Way This Guy Made Sure He Got His Lost Camera Back Is Genius
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The Way This Guy Made Sure He Got His Lost Camera Back Is Genius

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Have you ever lost your camera? If so, you know how awful it can be. Not only have you lost an expensive piece of hardware, but often some of your best and most precious memories too, if you didn’t happen to download them yet.

So what to do to maximize your chances of getting your camera back? Well, you could just take a photo of your business card and leave it in the picture roll, hoping that somebody will find it and respond. Or, you can do as Australian author Andrew Mcdonald suggests, and make a much more memorable and persuasive plea for magnanimity.

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“Have you lost your camera recently? Mislaid it somewhere in a national park? Left it in a taxi? Dropped it in the gorilla pit? Anyone can be a victim of the thoughtlessness and/or sleepiness that can lead to Camera Loss,” he writes. “‘How can I prevent Camera Loss?’ I hear you ask, wishing I’d get to the point. Well, you can’t prevent cameras from getting lost, but you can do something so your camera can be found very soon after it has vanished.”

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“All you have to do is take some photos – which you never delete from your camera – so when someone finds your camera at the bottom of the gorilla pit they are able to locate you and return the lost property to its rightful owner. To illustrate just how you can safeguard your camera from the crippling effects of Camera Loss, here are the pics that I always keep on my camera.”

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Who could resist such a creative way of requesting help? I would be straight down the post office to get that camera back to its rightful owner.

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Andrew is an Australian blogger and author of the hilarious children’s series ‘Real Pigeons,‘ which is already out in some countries (and about to be out in others – it’s being published in the US in January 2020).

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“The books are about a squad of crime-fighting pigeons, so as I’m sure you can tell, I’m still telling silly, irreverent stories. Just not on my blog anymore,” Andrew told Bored Panda.

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“I never actually lost my camera. The whole thing was always just a lark, just me having fun in my backyard,” he explained about his post, which is still just as popular today as it was when he first created it 10 years ago.

“I’ve had a few people ask me if I ever got my camera back. But I’ve had A LOT of people message to say that the post put a big smile on their face and made their day. Hearing that feedback is just the best. I always think that if you’re making another human smile, then you’re doing something right.”

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Although Andrew hasn’t heard of any examples of his technique actually working, he would love to hear from people who gave it a try!

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What do you think? Could you use this handy tip to getting a lost camera back? Do you still have a separate camera, or do you just use your phone now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Paul K. Johnson
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know how much success a person would have with this but I think it would definitely up his odds of getting it back. I think it's a clever idea.

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Jeff Requier
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The blank one after the not having a dog was the funniest one

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Uncommon Boston
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An experienced thief would delete all the photos without looking at them.

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Rissie
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think he was addressing thieves. More like a name tag on the camera. In case he lost it.

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Paul K. Johnson
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know how much success a person would have with this but I think it would definitely up his odds of getting it back. I think it's a clever idea.

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Jeff Requier
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The blank one after the not having a dog was the funniest one

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Uncommon Boston
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An experienced thief would delete all the photos without looking at them.

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Rissie
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think he was addressing thieves. More like a name tag on the camera. In case he lost it.

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