Photographers Rights And The Law In The UK – the law and photography

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 !.

The perfect chair for a stick-in-the-mud

Was out for a wander with the kids yesterday and for once I actually had the camera with me. When I saw this chair, forlornly abandoned on the Thames Estuary mudflats at Canvey Island, I couldn’t resist firing off a few frames. It was mid-afternoon and the sun was really harsh so the lighting was a bit challenging to say the least. When I went back, the tide was in, and the chair was hidden from view by the brackish, muddy waters.

Evocative, emotive, or just a boring shot of a broken chair and some unhealthy looking mud…….. Only you can decide how you view this.

The Chair - An abandoned chair

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onOne Software – DSLR Remote for Canon DSLR Cameras & iPhone

Imagine if you will an application that will allow you to control your Canon DSLR remotely using wireless networking.¬† I’m not talking about a wireless shutter release, I’m talking about Canon’s EOS Utility, available on your iPhone, to control a tethered camera from a completely different room (not sure why you’d really want to do this though).¬† It’s not the future, it’s been around for a while, but not content with it working as designed in the first place, the guys designing the software have now released a new version.

onOne Software – DSLR Remote for Canon DSLR Cameras & iPhone.

I saw this once before, but then my iPhone broke a little bit.  Actually, it broke quite a lot. Subsequent drama ensued when O2 (bless their cotton socks) refused to pay for it to be fixed, despite it only being a month or so outside of the 12 month warranty, and with 5 months remaining on my iPhone contract.

That aside, I now have a new job, and a new iPhone – Once I’ve checked the corporate policy regarding “suitable” applications for both the laptop and phone, I may well be giving this a whirl.