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Street photographer pays with blood for a photo

had no time to excuse before got punched

Hungarion version

Photo by Math Roberts

Many of us take photos on the streets and in most cases we don’t run into any trouble doing it. However in some cases even serious it can result in serious injuries if you take photos of people without their consent. Even if the law doesn’t require permission it never hurts to have it.
A British street photographer got beaten and his camera broken because of taking a photo of a couple on a street festival. Laws are on his side, but it meant not much against aggression.

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.

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.

How Bralzilian woman got on Budapest posters?

free stock photos made an interesting legal scandal

Hungarion version

Copyright and personal rights aspects are also interesting and important in this story the Hungarian State Opera House got into drawing photo theft accusations.
The Brazil resident Turkish face of their newest campaign  accuses them with unauthorised use of her image. The institute defends itself claiming they have the permission to use the photo from a stock site. The situation is however more complex and unclear.