Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Out of Focus area > The lounge

The lounge Relax, take a break from photo and camera talk - have a chat about something else for a change. Just keep it clean and polite!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 7th May 2009
Barr1e's Avatar
Barr1e Barr1e is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 45kms NW of London
Posts: 4,561
Thanks: 333
Thanked 395 Times in 273 Posts
Likes: 1,316
Liked 904 Times in 293 Posts
Amateur Photographer...

...over the recent past has many items on the taking pix in public - this is just one: http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...ws_281398.html
If you visit the online site there are further items covering matters relating to togs in general.

Thanks AP.

Regards. Barr1e
__________________
Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 7th May 2009
snaarman's Avatar
snaarman snaarman is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Baaarkshire UK
Posts: 6,867
Thanks: 502
Thanked 417 Times in 325 Posts
Likes: 492
Liked 1,343 Times in 507 Posts
Re: Amateur Photographer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barr1e View Post
...over the recent past has many items on the taking pix in public - this is just one: http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...ws_281398.html
If you visit the online site there are further items covering matters relating to togs in general.

Thanks AP.

Regards. Barr1e
Hmm. Worrying.

BTW - I wonder if you are more likely to be regarded as a photographer than a terror threat if you take and use a tripod*?

Pete

*If you want respect as a Photographer - use a tripod. If you want more respect, get a bigger tripod
__________________
Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


Pete's photoblog Misleading the public since 2010.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 7th May 2009
Barr1e's Avatar
Barr1e Barr1e is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 45kms NW of London
Posts: 4,561
Thanks: 333
Thanked 395 Times in 273 Posts
Likes: 1,316
Liked 904 Times in 293 Posts
Re: Amateur Photographer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by snaarman View Post
Hmm. Worrying.

BTW - I wonder if you are more likely to be regarded as a photographer than a terror threat if you take and use a tripod*?

Pete

*If you want respect as a Photographer - use a tripod. If you want more respect, get a bigger tripod
*I suppose it depends what's on the tripod.

Regards. Barr1e
__________________
Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 7th May 2009
grumpy69
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Amateur Photographer...

The next thing will be, we will need a licience to have and use a camera
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 7th May 2009
crimbo crimbo is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Shetland
Posts: 1,736
Thanks: 100
Thanked 149 Times in 130 Posts
Likes: 22
Liked 122 Times in 62 Posts
Re: Amateur Photographer...

a) I am able to search Google Maps so I must be a terrorist as I have the information

b) I must be suspect because if I leave the county (not country) I have to produce photo ID to get out or in

Ho Hum...welcome to the Burmese state of Great Britain!
__________________
chris
shetland
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10th May 2009
skyman1's Avatar
skyman1 skyman1 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: N.E.Lincs
Posts: 331
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Amateur Photographer...

Ah Chris just wait till you have to give 3 days notice of travel as well ,just too too much big brother in my opinion
__________________
Cheers

Mick

Petroleums Hey
retired oil boiler
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10th May 2009
Archphoto
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Amateur Photographer...

This sounds worse than the DDR (Eastern Germany) ever was........
Never had any problem down there even with a large tripod + 4x5 camera.

A couple of weeks ago I did some night shots in Brasilia: the working palace of Lula, the parliament and the cathedral: E410 + 7-14mm + tripod.
Security guards were present for MY safety, friendly people, like most brazilians, and curious about the results, they loved it.

Some pic's on the 4/3 user forum.

Peter
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10th May 2009
photonutter's Avatar
photonutter photonutter is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: St Helens Merseyside
Posts: 270
Thanks: 15
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Amateur Photographer...

Thing is, if you go out with a compact point and shoot, with large optical zoom, nobody bats an eyelid. Yet, look as if you know what your doing, with an SLR and you get attention good and bad. People are more likely to pose for you with a chunky camera in hand, taking you more seriously.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10th May 2009
photonutter's Avatar
photonutter photonutter is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: St Helens Merseyside
Posts: 270
Thanks: 15
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Amateur Photographer...

Just another thought, wonder what size memory card they'd need to get every security camera in a street?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10th May 2009
Barr1e's Avatar
Barr1e Barr1e is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 45kms NW of London
Posts: 4,561
Thanks: 333
Thanked 395 Times in 273 Posts
Likes: 1,316
Liked 904 Times in 293 Posts
Re: Amateur Photographer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by photonutter View Post
Just another thought, wonder what size memory card they'd need to get every security camera in a street?


Regards. Barr1e
__________________
Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10th May 2009
Graham_of_Rainham's Avatar
Graham_of_Rainham Graham_of_Rainham is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rainham
Posts: 8,223
Thanks: 647
Thanked 951 Times in 735 Posts
Likes: 2,313
Liked 1,624 Times in 937 Posts
Talking Re: Amateur Photographer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by photonutter View Post
Thing is, if you go out with a compact point and shoot, with large optical zoom, nobody bats an eyelid. Yet, look as if you know what your doing, with an SLR and you get attention good and bad. People are more likely to pose for you with a chunky camera in hand, taking you more seriously.

I did one of my walkabouts with my favourite 7-14 at Waterloo and St Pancras and nobody took the slightest bit of notice of me.

That can only mean I must look as though I havn't got a clue what I'm doing...
__________________
Graham

We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10th May 2009
gno
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Amateur Photographer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graham_of_Rainham View Post
I did one of my walkabouts with my favourite 7-14 at Waterloo and St Pancras and nobody took the slightest bit of notice of me.
....or you're invisible to the human eye!

Last edited by gno; 10th May 2009 at 06:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10th May 2009
E-P1 fan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Amateur Photographer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by photonutter View Post
Thing is, if you go out with a compact point and shoot, with large optical zoom, nobody bats an eyelid. Yet, look as if you know what your doing, with an SLR and you get attention good and bad. People are more likely to pose for you with a chunky camera in hand, taking you more seriously.
Correct.

Frankly my E1 has sat in the Billingham more or less since January - since I got my Canon G9. The G9 quality of image is very good and you can if you wish shoot RAW. I won't pretend that G9 image quality is as good as the E1 but in many cases I don't actually need top quality imagery - whereas I do need the convenience and the low profile nature that the G9 gives me.

Taking photographs in a city... guess which camera I take with me.

Whereas if I was walking in the country, or taking studio shots or close wildlife shots - the E1 would be the premier choice.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition. Jonesgj Events 0 28th March 2009 11:44 AM
Has that Pesky Photographer Gone Yet? Nick Temple-Fry Foto Fair 8 20th January 2009 10:22 PM
Intrepid photographer! Ann1e Foto Fair 5 2nd November 2008 07:33 PM
Landscape Photographer of the Year Andrew Riddell The lounge 1 26th October 2008 08:00 PM
Who would be a professional photographer? Invicta The lounge 4 17th July 2008 06:06 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:13 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger