Photographers Rights And The Law In The UK – the law and photography.
To provide some balance to the previous post, I thought it prudent to include this one.¬† Sadly, given the number of similar stories that regularly appear in the local and national papers, along with personal experiences of some of my peers over at the forums this information just doesn’t seem to have been taken onboard by a lot of the PCSO’s and regular officers on the beat.
I would also offer the suggestion that when confronted by angry parents/policemen/general public, waving a printed copy of these about and shrugging your shoulders isn’t likely to help.¬† Yes, we as photographers, should stant up for our rights but we should do this by way of education rather than meeting aggression with aggression.
Nothing works better than a reasoned and sensible conversation, offer to show the antagonist(s) your photographs if you think it might help, and try and reason with them.
If, of course, reason fails, there’s always the old fashioned clip round the ear with the tripod apprioach !.
This CRB-check paranoia won‚Äôt stop another Soham | Chris Stevenson – Times Online. for the full article.¬† If a retired Detective Inspector can’t take photos of his own grandson, what hope is there for the rest of us?
For some unknown reason, a photo of mine that’s never ever been viewed on Flickr at all, has suddenly started to get some hits.¬† All of the sources for this are “unknown” so it will remain a mystery as to why it’s suddenly become so popular.
I’ve no idea what make or model this bird is.¬† The kids called it Pinocchio, because of it’s massive beak.¬† Not the best photograph in the known universe by a long shot.¬† If I find out why it’s got popular, I’ll let you all know.
A rather dismal day welcomed us to Ireland as we sailed past Roche’s Point on our way to berth at Cobh. Taken handheld, hanging off of the back of the Independence of the Seas. There will be more to follow as soon as I get round to processing them all.
First of the cruise photos to make it to the site.
This is the Cunard Queen Victoria as she glided silently up the Solent past the Independence of the seas. It was fairly early in the morning, the weather was awful and I had no tripod.