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RE: PHOTOGRAPHY. - 5
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, Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:25 pm
I too sometimes despair of where this sudden aversion to public photography is taking us. Yes I understand that we have to be careful today where we allow photographs to be taken.
But it now seems that Councils and governments seem to think that they own all the local scenic views and want to charge you or make you pay for a licence to do something we have been doing free for years.
Did you like the old box camera? I knocked it up out of an old orange box and some old brass fittings I had knocking round the garage. Some mugs will pay anything if you tell them the right story.
, Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:34 pm
I've never been stopped and I've done a lot of photography all over especially London and New York. The nearest I ever came to getting in trouble was photographing Marilyn Monroes house, a dog started barking (this was at 5.30 on a summer morning), and I thought I'd better hightail it, when I was driving away around the corner came a black 4x4 with 2 nasty looking guys in with rifles. I forgot to say, on every front lawn around was a little blue shield which said EXCELSIOR SECURITY-USE OF DEADLY FORCE AUTHORISED.
, Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:39 pm
If you ever need a manual for a camera you can get a pocket sized book for nearly every camera ever made here, I've used them several times very reasonable about £7 on average.http://www.testreports.co.uk/photography/ap/