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Police officer draws weapon for a camera

tense argument because of a camera in the US

Hungarion version

Video frame by News2share

A San Diegoi police officer unholstered his gun because he was unable to decide if a camera or weapon is aimed at him by a cameraman. The frighetned photographer resisted to put  down the camera, but in the end the conflict ended without gunshot.
US sites mostly shared this story as an example for the restriction of photographers’ rights, abuse and police brutality. However it is also a very important to think about how you communicate with officials.

Photographer sued Steven Spielberg

wasn't allowed to photograph movie shooting in New York

Hungarion version
Brooklyn Bridge in New York

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

An interesting legal debate started when Steven Spielberg (employees) didn’t allow a photographer to take paparazzi photos of a movie shooting on the streets of New York. Security guards did everything they could to prevent photographing the movie shooting. They installed blockades, canvases, privacy screens and held umbrellas in front of the photographer to block his view. Photographer in return sued the movie company for infringing First amendment rights as New York streets are private property and it is part of freedom of speech to take photos of things happening on the streets.

Tips and tricks for photographing airplanes

may come handy at air shows, aerobatics races and all helicopter photos

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

I don’t like to go into sophistry in photo techniques. Firstly because so many other photographers do it, I don’t want to join the queue. Secondly, there are so many different views and approaches one cannot expect everyone to follow the same rules all the time and think everyone is mistaken for doing things in a different way.

Watch out for your gear at Sziget Festival too

valuable photo gear is exposed to danger everywhere

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

Few days ago I wrote about the photo gear theft at Hungaroring photo centre last weekend and I wouldn’t want to come back to he theft topic again. However I have to write about this too. At Sziget Festival you should also watch out for your valuables. In the big crowd it is just as easy to loose something accidentally as it is possible to run into thieves and get things stolen.

Authorities protect public taste with a document

is it censorship to ban tribute offensive photos?

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

I got involved in a very interesting debate with a few colleagues about photographing the recovery of the capsised and sank passanger boat Mermaid. Some of them were complaining for  some of his “really good” photos not getting published because TEK (short name for Hungary’s Counter Terrorism Centre) banned them.

Election pictures again: Viktor Orban votes

this year we have the pictures from both sides again

Hungarion version

Top photo by Marton Mohos/24.hu Bottom photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

A few days ago I posted on the Facebook page of my Hungarian blog the picture pair from last elections. I didn’t yet get this similar one from this year. Of course the other side photo was missing as I had my own at hand. Now I have the photo and I post it here right away. This is the current photo pair from this year Viktor Orban casting his votes. This is an all new piece to my on both sides of the photo series.

Rules of photographing elections in Hungary

who, what, how is permitted to photograph during elections

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

I wrote about the photographing of a lot of various situations on the blog including their regulation aspects too. Now elections are coming in Hungary and this is great opportonuty for me to write about who, what and how can photograph during the elections. This doesn’t affect so many photographers as my previous posts (unfortunately […]