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Photography Rights

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

As I’m sure many of you know, the MET police recently began an advertising campaign that seems to target photographers. There has been significant push back on the campaign — which is great — with even a labour MP proposing (via here) a motion to support photographers. There have also been quite a few incidents in the news of photographers being harassed for simply taking pictures.

Examples:

UK Police seize amateur photographer’s film
UK mall bans grandparents for trying to photo their grandkids

A lot of people are probably wondering what your rights are if confronted by an individual for taking pictures, therefore I thought I would be useful to post some links to various sites that have talked about the issue.

In the UK, there is an excellent resource on UK Photographers Rights (including a useful PDF download) at Simon Moran’s site. There is also a handy pocket guide that you can laminate and carry in your wallet (created by Chris Shepherd):

Travelling? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered! US Photography Rights (also has a PDF download), Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

If you have any other country guides, post them in the comments section below.

Welcome to the "new" The Eiserman Domain Blog

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Hi all,

As I’m sure you can see I have reposted a few of my main page stories to get this thing going. I hope that this is a better (read: easier) method of updating. Only time will tell.

From earlier on today:

  • Good day. Due to popular request, you can now be a fan of mine on FaceBook. Link Here
  • Here is a picture of my Dad’s Corvette. Cheers!

Corvette

Repost – March 05

Friday, March 7th, 2008
  1. Hi all. Nothing much is new with me at the moment. I am finally getting around to my New York trip at the end of the month so I can pick up my replacement camera and lenses (which were stolen last year in a burglary).
  2. I am still trying to figure out how to add images into my RSS feed. I have added my Flickr feed, but that’s not quite the same.
  3. I am also kind of looking for an easier method to keeping this site up-to-date. Suggestions?
  4. Here is a family portrait from October 2007. Have a good day!

Family 030

My top Pictures of 2007

Friday, March 7th, 2008

I’ve seen this done on the web, so I thought I’d do the same. Here are my favourite pictures from 2007:

  1. Flower in Regent’s Park
    Regent's Park Flower

    This picture I took on the first day I was trying out a new lens, a LensBaby 3G. What I like about this picture is the extreme Bokeh and the colours.

  2. Eleanor in the Garden Eleanor in the Garden

    I took this picture in a lovely garden during a birthday celebration. What I like about this picture is the tender moment it conveys.
  3. Mike Mike

    This picture was taken in Venezuela at the Santa Terresa rum distillery. I was in the country to celebrate a wedding of some good friends. The picture is of Mike, the groom’s father as we waited for the tour to start. What I like about this picture is the emotion in Mike’s face.
  4. Coliseum Coliseum
    This picture was taken at sunset in Rome. What I like about the picture is how the sunset bounces off of the Coliseum and the colours it produces.

  5. Trevi Fountain Trevi Fountain

    This picture was taken at Trevi Fountain in Rome. What I like about this photo is the colours and the fact that in spite of there being a huge crowd at the site, I was able to capture the whole fountain without people.
  6. Guardpost Guardpost

    This picture is of a series of posts in Prague. What I like about this photo is the interesting subject and the Bokeh.
  7. Masks Masks

    This is a picture of a series of masks at El Hatillo in Caracas. What I like about this photo is colours.
  8. Ocamare

    OcamareThis is a picture of a series of masks at El Hatillo in Caracas. What I like about this photo is colours.
  9. Caught! Caught!

    This was another picture taken at the birthday party. What I like about this photo is the expression of surprise and the innocence.
  10. The Cross Guns Pub

    The Cross Guns PubI took this on a ramble around Bath What I like about this photo is the look of the pub and how it reflects in the water.

I’m in Schmap!

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Hi, I thought I’d do some shameless self promotion today, and as this is my site: why not! A few weeks ago the people at Shmap contacted me and said that a photo of mine had been short listed for their Rome travel guide. What is Schmap you say? Well here’s the blurb from their website:

Schmap is a leading publisher of digital travel guides for 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The innovative technology behind Schmap Guides also lets end users publish their own ‘schmaps’ (to share trip itineraries, local reviews and more), and powers a popular range of Schmap Widgets, displaying maps with content and event schedules for travel, sports, concert tours and more on a fast-growing network of websites and blogs. Founded in 2004, Schmap is privately owned and based in Carrboro, North Carolina

Schmap Guides

Schmap’s series of digital travel guides integrates dynamic maps with useful background reading, suggested tours, photos from the traveling public and reviews by local correspondents (for sights and attractions, hotels, restaurants, bars, parks, theaters, galleries, museums and more) to profile 200 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Last week they said that the picture is in and this is the one that they chose:

Palazzo Venezia

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