Photography and terrorism (an old argument)

Reading an article this morning (even if it was from 2008) made me think about public photography. I’ve never been hassled or stopped from taking pictures, anywhere. Maybe it’s down to the fact that it’s difficult to imagine a 5 foot 1 girl wearing a Hello Kitty t-shirt as a terrorist. Or maybe it’s the fact that terrorists don’t often use 20 year old film cameras. At least not in the films.

I don’t know how I’d react if I did get stopped. Probably make a bit of a fuss then move on, but I’m sure as hell not deleting photos, as some reports of security guard bothering have suggested. Film’s expensive, dammit, I’m not handing it over.

What do you all think? Have any of you been stopped from taking photos in public?

The article is here if you fancy reading it: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jun/05/news.terrorism

Capture Camera Clip

This is a pretty nifty bit of kit – the Capture Camera Clip, for sale at Photojojo. At $79, it’s a bit steep (but maybe not when you consider the weak dollar at the moment), but looks like it could be useful.
Many times I’ve been left fumbling for a camera in my bag when the perfect photo op has passed me by. Although you do run the risk of looking like a pap or a cowboy. Draw!

World Photography Day!

It’s World Photography Day! πŸ˜€


Look what various people are doing for it:


Personally, I have to work today πŸ™ But I will load some film into my Halina 35x, and try to take some pics before the sun goes down. Maybe I’ll have a little explore at lunch! Or maybe I’ll make up for it at the weekend instead.Β 

What are you doing? πŸ™‚