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Friday 6 February 2009

CCTV is threat to freedom says House of Lords / Jail for photographing police?

CCTV camera in Manchester city centre

‘The steady expansion of the “surveillance society” risks undermining fundamental freedoms including the right to privacy,’ according to a House of Lords report published today.

Read more at The Guardian

Meanwhile the British Journal of Photography reports that a new law, due to be introduced this month, ‘is expected to increase the anti-terrorism powers used today by police officers to stop photographers, including press photographers, from taking pictures in public places.’


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 3:04 am
Saturday 15 November 2008

Keys copied from photos on Flickr

‘At a computer conference in Alexandria, Virginia, Stefan Savage, a computer security expert who led the “Sneakey” project, surfed the photo-sharing website Flickr and found pictures that clearly showed peoples’ keys, even if personal information in the shots had been blurred out.

In one demonstration, the team cut duplicate keys after analysing images taken on a mobile phone. In another, they used a telephoto lens to take pictures of a set of keys on a cafe table from the roof of a university building.’

The Guardian: Copying keys from photos is child’s play


Filed under: Crime,Photography — GS @ 7:52 am
Friday 18 July 2008

Video sniffing

Channel 4 News reveals how film-makers are using footage from public cctv cameras. It’s called ‘video sniffing’.


Filed under: Video-making — GS @ 5:45 am
Thursday 28 February 2008

What is a ‘professional’ camera?

It makes me laugh to see articles on photo websites and in magazines that say a particular camera is for professionals and some other camera is just for enthusiasts or amateurs.

Photo mags are all about selling you expensive equipment. The sad thing is that people are led to believe they can’t be creative unless they have some costly piece of kit. The fact is, you can make wonderful photographs with any camera.

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Filed under: Photography — GS @ 9:27 pm

Canon Powershot A570IS

I have a new camera (yes another one).

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Filed under: consumer,Photography — GS @ 2:23 am
Monday 17 December 2007

Jessops sales plummet

The Guardian reports that sales at Jessops, Britain’s biggest photographic chain, have plummeted after losses of £70m in 2006.

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Filed under: Photography,Shopping — GS @ 7:00 am
Friday 15 June 2007

BBC Springwatch swallows

I just managed to catch the young swallows leaving the nest on the BBC Springwatch live webcam. Cute.

It was a great show this year, especially the ‘Nightshift’ infrared cameras after midnight, which have regularly featured the antics of badgers. It has had better viewing figures than the Big Brother live feed. I hope the late show will be back next year.

All of which is a good excuse to show my photo of swallows yet again!

Swallows

I would love to rig up a live camera one year.


Filed under: Wildlife — GS @ 7:48 am
 
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