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HarjTT Feb 21, 2007 12:58 PM

Looks like the UK governments really lost the plot and now wants to restrict photography in public places and theres a petition online to protest against this proposed new law.

If your in the UK sign the petition stop this new law from ever being passed.



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Rriley Feb 21, 2007 1:16 PM

wow Harj
what whacko is doing this
and what will it do to tourism
arrested for photographing the household cavalry ... lol
they cant hope to enforce it can they ?
maybe russia is better now :)
das !

i signed as an expat, which i am


Greg Chappell Feb 21, 2007 1:33 PM

Tourism would sure suffer.....I can't IMAGINE such a law there or anywhere else. Just think if they did that in Paris?! I'd be sick, going there this Fall. I got back to the officejust a few minutes ago. Took my lunch-time hour to do some shooting here in downtown Dallas with my E330, 50-200+1.4 teleconverter. It's 72 degrees here today....I need to be off.

HarjTT Feb 21, 2007 2:09 PM

Hi Guys

I wouldn't be suprised if they did pass something like this, and Riley, you'd know they do like passing really crap laws, like ID cards that have your fingerprints, a retina scan and all the info that they have on you. Something like this photography ban was mentioned in the media about 18-24months ago but I just thought it was a joke. I can also see them saying its ok to shoot at Trafalgar Sq, Parlaiment squ, etc but no where else unless you have a permit - some parts of Liverpool St are already like that.



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wass Feb 22, 2007 2:55 AM

the 1 in a million that uses their camera for malicious reasons ruins it for the rest.

As for tourism; if I knew that I can't take pictures at a place that I plan to visit I would still go. Who knows, if I can't remember what I had seen then I may have to go back to do it again. (leave it tosomeone to put a twist on things) Would you really boycott a place because you can't take it home with you.

I, for one, would be against the ban, but I understand it. Someone you don't know is taking a picture of your little one, how would feel (once you asked him to show you his pictures) if he refuses and walks away. Creep.

I think you know what I'm getting at.

HarjTT Feb 22, 2007 7:35 AM

Hi wass

We all know why they would want to place such a restriction, but if such laws were passed say 30-40 years ago we would not have had images like these:



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Mikefellh Feb 22, 2007 9:07 AM

Typical government stupidity...if someone wants to take a malicious photograph they'd use a cellphone camera, or a watch camera, they wouldn't do it openly.

The other day I had to opprotunity to handle some spy cameras of the past, and you'd never know a picture was taken.

This is just like the talk of outright banning of incandescent bulbs without thinking they are being used from photofloods, to traffic lights, to even car headlights. Even if it was replacing incandescents with CFLs (compact fluorescents), they're ignoring the amount of excess garbage CFLs produce, not to mention the drop of mercury that's in EVERY fluorescent bulb!

Rriley Feb 22, 2007 9:15 AM

i cant stand flouro tubes and bulbs
they look like crap for colour and seem to flicker to me

Mikefellh Feb 22, 2007 9:35 AM

Rriley wrote

i cant stand flouro tubes and bulbs
they look like crap for colour
Lightbulbs have different colour tempertures.

The Ott Light is one of the highest rated lights on the market for those who require true colour, full spectrum light like photographers looking at output, quilters, crafters, etc. and it uses a FLUORESCENT bulb!!! Check it out:

Rriley Feb 22, 2007 9:57 AM

yes i know that Mike
what annoys me most is the pulsing i see with them
not everyone sees this usually some pre-disposed medical condition makes them at least annoying, possibly dangerous. ie epilepsy

my own problem is i had a head injury from being run down at a road block
while luckily for me, 99% of my issues melted away, i do suffer the malady of flouros

i guess Ill spend the next 3 yrs stocking up on tungsten fillament globes :)


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