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NEW laws today in the UK

Quote: [quote]the car taking the video was also possibly committing an offence by not moving into the left lane as he overtook the van, there is clearly enough space

The car taking the video was an unmarked Police car, and if you read the comments, could not move over safely due to other vehicles not visible on the footage.

I've had plenty times where I'm in lane 3 overtaking something in lane 2 and they suddenly speed up (usually BMW or Audi drivers who don't like being overtaken by a Ford).

I suppose that proves the case in point about these camera not showing the whole picture . didn't read , just watched the clip

88 04/10/2015 - 11:33 PM
By Paul Morgan
NEW laws today in the UK

Quote: [quote]
You find this acceptable do you


I quite agree, that is completely unacceptable, hogging the outside lane like that.

which is now illegal on the motorway which came in last year , hogging the middle and outside lane is now an offence, the tailgating was possible a little dangerous but the car taking the video was also possibly committing an offence by not moving into the left lane as he overtook the van, there is clearly enough space

Quote: PC Nigel Fawcett-Jones from the Road Policing Unit of West Yorkshire police said lane hogging was dangerous and caused congestion and inconvenience to other road users.

He said: “It reduces the capacity of roads and motorways, and can lead to dangerous situations where other drivers 'tailgate' the vehicle in front to try and get the lane hogger to move over.

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88 04/10/2015 - 11:33 PM
By Paul Morgan
NEW laws today in the UK
undertaking is not illegal in the uk so getting one prosecuted surprises me

Quote: The specific offence of undertaking (or nearside undertake) was actually removed from the statute books with the introduction of the 1972 Road Traffic Act, and although the Highway Code advises against it, there is no specific law that prevents it.

The reason for this is in part due to the poor lane discipline experienced on Motorways. There are often many oaccisons (which many of you have probably experienced yourself) when lane 3 is stationary but lanes 1 and 2 are clear and so it is often easier to continue in the inside lanes and keep traffic flowing.

On other occasions drivers will catch up a vehicle doing say 50mph but remains in lane 2 whilst lane 1 is empty (late at night for example) and to go from lane 1 acrosss to lane 3 is potentially just as dangerous, whereas remaining in lane 1 allows the vehicle to pass quite safely

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88 04/10/2015 - 11:33 PM
By Paul Morgan
must be getting old when
For me and seems so true..

Quote: "Your getting old when the time you go to bed is the time you used to be just going out"

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37 01/10/2015 - 11:41 AM
By Just Jas
Going to London - your help needed!!
take a Thames clipper along the Thames to Greenwich, you can then do quite a few sights including those buildings. canary wharf , tower bridge and HMS Belfast among many places, get off at each stop and look around


21 26/09/2015 - 11:26 PM
By Nigeyboy
Why did EPZ freeze on me?
If you have a host site that comes under load then it will drop verious sites to manage the load on its system, in your case epz is being dropped by your host. Under normal conditions this won't happen. You could try re routing the way your connection accesses the site.

12 14/09/2015 - 8:06 AM
By davidburleson
Why did EPZ freeze on me?
I'm not tech but I believe that's the problem lies with your host, under load it will drop connection.

12 14/09/2015 - 8:06 AM
By davidburleson
raise taxes and rates

Quote: what happened to the food banks! have we suddenly become so rich we dont need them!

They are still, there...more opening every day and we have starving people dying in this country, with no help or income aside from what they beg, Homeless soldiers that are failed by the so called " armed forces convenient " on the streets, no billion pounds for them.

Quote: well councils will have to find the money they could force council tenents to share accommodation

As there are very few council houses left in this country then the plan to rehouse will fail as most was farmed out years ago to private company's. , Housing associations provide housing for people working and retired, why would someone paying rent for a house want someone to move in with them so I'm baffled by that comment.

44 11/09/2015 - 7:30 PM
By keithh
Day 5 August 2015: Re-Enactment

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27 06/08/2015 - 7:59 AM
Looking for advice
just taking the one lens, it will cover all my needs, Its more of a personal time out than for photography. only used it once at waterloo few weeks ago, was quite pleased with its daytime results. was not impressed with the battle pictures. took place between 8-10pm with smoke across the battlefield, so bad we couldn't see more than 30 feet at times, That's what they call the fog of war so expected, the noise was not too good, but not a place I can set up a tripod and set pictures up.

31 19/07/2015 - 4:26 PM
By lemmy
Looking for advice
Thanks all, strange city for me so wanted to check, I'm sure most question some place they have not been before just wanted a little piece of mind, the world changes so fast that its good to check. have my rapid around me, going to do the river trip from embankment down to grenwich and look round the cuttysark and national maritime museum a visit. and if time do imperial war museum.
Thanks again.
went to aspley house last year but went in car as part of an event and didn't venture far.

31 19/07/2015 - 4:26 PM
By lemmy
Looking for advice
Off to London for a few days, been quite a while since I went as a tourist, On my own so just a little nervous, Westminster mainly and on foot. day time. using tube to get round visiting a few museums.

My question is from those who do this, I have my 5dmk2 with 28-300 lens which is quite noticeable. I was going to take my lowepro slingshot bag but not knowing London well im a little nervous of being obvious, its quite possible that I have nothing to worry about but just looking for advice from those who do this, it would be nice to have an m3 system in this situation but im not investing just for a one off trip.

you read so much bad press in the media about the capital city that this may be just a fear of crime rather than any risks

Any advice

31 19/07/2015 - 4:26 PM
By lemmy
There's a Lesson Here
I know a few people who have met him over the years, everyone of them say what a great guy he is, some of the more polished royals get better press but are not known for being so kind.

Good on him for being himself.

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3 11/07/2015 - 3:30 PM
By robthecamman
Royal Pics any good?

Quote: Just a PR photo rather than a good portrait

That about covers it, he provided what was needed

for everyone that says they are pants there will be 9 others that say great/lovely pictures. The 3 seconds spent looking at them by the masses they will be fine

21 13/07/2015 - 1:46 PM
By mikehit
London Train Strike
I work to live, not live to work.....work life balance.... I can relate to that

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17 09/07/2015 - 9:34 PM
By Snapster
London Train Strike
I am not involved or effected by the strike but have learned over the years there are always 2 sides to the story, so with that in mind I took a look and saw this which in this case I feel is a genuine concern for someone.

Dear all my commuter friends & anyone else who is interested in details of the strike action and dispute between TfL and their staff.

As you know I don’t usually comment on my work life as nobody really cares about other people’s jobs but due to some friends posting complete bullshit that they’ve copied and pasted from the media and haven’t got the common sense to ask someone who actually knows what they’re talking about now leaves me to enlighten you.

This dispute is not about money!

You can expect the usual barrage of total bollox in the media about “Greedy Overpaid Train Drivers” but this dispute has never been about money, It is about protecting work life balance and making sure that change in contracts are negotiated, not just imposed. And it’s not only train drivers that voted for industrial action, it’s every grade of staff that works on the Underground network.

Everyone I work with that I know has given the same message, we cannot continue to have more and more weekend and anti-social hours working.

I have never been opposed to Night Tube, but it has to be introduced in a way that is fair; that recognises that staff are human beings with lives and families as well as a job.

The job I signed up to do works 1 week of nights over a 52 week period, sometimes 2 weeks if need be but under new terms I would have to work a minimum of 14 weeks of nights. I have a family, I would like to see them at weekend, shift work already takes a lot of that away. TfL can offer as much as they want, I work to live, not live to work.

TfL could have spent the last three months genuinely discussing how to resolve this dispute. They chose not to. They have not changed their position in any way (until yesterday, keep reading I’ll get to that).

If London comes to a halt this week, the people who should be blamed are not those who work hard to keep it moving all year round. It is the directors, and those above them, who simply do not believe that their staff have a right to a reasonable quality of life.

Yesterday’s events (Monday 6th July) at ACAS were really quite extraordinary. TfL having failed to change their offer for the last three months, now made a new proposal in the afternoon, but explained that it was “time bound” and would be “withdrawn if its conditions were not accepted by 18.30 this evening” by all four trade unions and industrial action was suspend.

TfL must have been aware that of course it would be impossible for Unions to comply with this ultimatum. Unions would need to properly consider the implications of the proposal and consult with Reps and their Executive Committees. Unions offered to return to ACAS at 12.00 today (Tuesday 7th July) to respond to the proposal but were told that it would be off the table after 18.30 today (Monday).

To be clear, unions did not rejected the offer. It has been withdrawn because the four trade unions were unable to comply with an utterly unrealistic “take it or leave it” ultimatum. It is pointless for Unions to express an opinion on an offer that no longer exists.

This now puts Unions in a position where there is no offer on pay, conditions or Night Tube on the table. It is difficult to believe that TfL are negotiating in good faith. Their offer seems to have been designed, not to resolve the dispute but to be used as a way to blame the Unions for what now seems to be inevitable industrial action.

Union members voted by a record breaking margin for industrial action.

I personally believe that TfL do not want to run a Night Tube service as it will cost them millions, the train and track are maintained to a minimum standard as it is but the Mayor of London announced it before it was ever discussed so they had to push ahead with it. I have a feeling TfL will now say it can’t run Night Tube due to the Unions but in reality they actually don’t want it.

Strike action will start from 21.30 on Wednesday 8th July.

Thanks for reading x


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17 09/07/2015 - 9:34 PM
By Snapster
Do I have to worry about copyright photographing Graffiti?

Quote: [quote]Hahaha

You will have issues if you take photographs of people in t shirts like Nike and carrying Tesco carrier bags won't you WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

Hardly a helpful response.

A relative newcomer asks a perfectly sensible question which is met with derison.

altho it never came over and seemed quite rude I suspect the author was alluding to banksy and some of his art, which had a go at Tesco's and Nike, like the following

13 06/07/2015 - 6:22 PM
By KevSB
Day 24 June 2015: Battle Re-Enactment

taken a few days ago at waterloo, just going through the images now [

40 25/06/2015 - 9:23 PM
By johnty
Who is the stupidest here?
cannot believe this is even an issue, the troops have right of way. the sounds of drums, music and hob nail boots marching give no indication of direction, yes the troops cannot go round every person that gets in the way. it was a simple bad misfortune of timing, no fault by anyone.
two days ago I ended up by pure chance at the head of over 2000 men in uniform marching, we had a police escort of 3 horses 20 feet in front, the public in the main stays at the side of the road/lane but a few would jump in front to take the head on pic, we would not have stopped.
Its happens all the time.

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43 24/06/2015 - 5:45 PM
By StrayCat
Photographer gets run over by the army
very easy to criticize, But when you are focused on something and these sounds are going off all around you, Its impossible to see them. I've done this hundreds of times. Most time the marching troops know me and I will freeze, make myself small as possible, while they filter round me, but have had my head hit a few times by hanging accruements.
Have also done this with cavalry which is more worrying. but the Horses don't like standing on " squidgy things " so they tend to not like putting hoofs on you

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53 26/06/2015 - 5:49 PM
By chairman_bill
x 2 or 1.4 converter
I have just purchased a Canon 1.4 converter mk3, it wont AF on the 100-400(Original) although canon website says it does, it will AF on 28-300 but I've yet to try the results as the primary role was to extend 100-400 and very little use to extend that when I have the larger lens.
the MK2 100-400 is on my shopping list.

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47 05/10/2015 - 8:56 AM
By cheddar-caveman
Open season for thieves?

Quote: I don`t believe the fuel companies are all that bothered, they must have factored in x amount for loss due to theft, its not hitting there profits, if it was they would have changed things years ago.

Most sensible answer yet, while the public continue to pay for these thefts then no one will want to do anything about it, saying that if the cost of prosecution comes down to civil and the industry themselves have to pay then that could change., and we could see payment by card only.
Seen quite a few petrol stations now going over to unmanned card paying only. 3 in my area now.I suspect this will become the norm not down to thefts but in the interests of profits.

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35 11/06/2015 - 12:30 AM
By Chris_L
What do you look for in a bag?
I have various systems, slingshot/backpack and street and field system, even a holster bag which I can attach additional storage. I take what suits my needs, sometimes I have access to my equipment quite locally, for example the car but on other occasions I will be on my feet all day with no immediate access to other storage. Times during the day I require the long lens.
so with this in mind its very difficult to choose what is best. I tailor my kit requirements around which venue i am attending. For example next week I am off to the battle of waterloo bicentennial, most of the time I will have access to my gear within minutes so will carry camera only with shoulder bag for couple cf and rain cover.

During the battles I will use my street and field system as its a mile from my camp to the battlefield and need to make sure I have all I need and will be moving from place to place. the street and field system means I don't have to put it down and risk it being stolen while im looking the other way.
I have always used Lowepro not out of brand loyalty but price point and they seem to last.

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18 12/07/2015 - 1:02 PM
By Carabosse
Compact LCD Screen
I found the above totally rubbish, you have to lock it open or have it closed, which is a pain and makes it difficult to carry and requires you to do after every shot. I got rid of mine, not sure what options you have available to you aside from some form of loupe

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7 06/06/2015 - 10:23 PM
By Just Jas
Being a smoke ahholic that gave up a second time(this time 8 years ago), once on will power, the second time using patches.
TBH I think there all a crutch, its hard which ever way you do it. So use them if your intension is to give you the incentive to stop and that's helps you personally, but if its to replace one addiction with another then I would not bother. Its all comes down to how badly you want to stop

23 29/05/2015 - 11:11 AM
By exposure
How do you categorise your types of photos?
I try not to get obsessed by titles, just raises expectations too high, be the best you can, that its

29 16/08/2015 - 5:42 AM
By StrayCat
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens
just sent mine away for a quote, replacing it with the 28-300l, had mixed results from the 28-105 over the last 7 years. mainly down to me not taking my time and snatching shots rather than the lens itself, its a good lens, not the best in the l range that's for sure. No comparison with my 100-400 on quality
as a footnote I have had it 5 years and cost me about 550. been offered 310. so they hold value well

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17 28/05/2015 - 8:19 AM
By KevSB
Verbal abuse
doubt it was very little to do with photography, if he was carrying a banana , it may well have got the same reaction, the truth is we have people in the community that when in groups will attack anyone for any reason they can use. by isolating them from the herd it justifies to them selves what they do. I suspect its a social problem more than a photographic issue.
you just have to be aware of your surroundings and who is about.

48 15/04/2015 - 9:23 PM
By StrayCat
First ever photography shoot
I believe sherlob says it all tbh.

All I can add is you will receive hundreds of invites to do weddings when friends find you own a camera , very few will want to pay you.

The first experience for me was nerve racking on the day. and many days of editing and was never happy with what I did
The second experience again nerve racking and hated what I did.

for me there has never been a 3rd as I personally wont put myself in that position again, there is a whole different world to doing something you enjoy as against having to come up with the results.
Have you considered what will happen when none turn out as expected, if your camera fails on the day, if your card fails. and the hundred other issues that occur.

Customer/Friend Expectation's may be far higher than your skill set , I have turned down lots of friends since, some have been quite off with me for doing so but in my case the week of worry before and after the event is not something I want to do again.
fortunetly the two I did, the friends seem happy but they are far below what I thought I could do.

The one bit of advice I can give is have a word with the best man, get him on side to manage the guests ready for each photo, do the large group shots first before they get bored. then prey lol

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179 08/04/2015 - 4:26 PM
By scottishphototours
sanctuary online magazine
I should add that I am not against doing it, I do a similar role for a smaller regional show, but At that one I do as I want, made very welcome and enjoy the weekend. and that for me is the difference. I am under no pressure to produce aside from personal pride. cheap weekend away with great company. that makes all the difference.

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24 23/05/2015 - 4:12 PM
By JeffHubbardPhotography
sanctuary online magazine
Just remember, exposure is great, but when you have the exposure and you want to earn from it, you find yourself replaced by another person wanting exposure who does it for free.
I went through the same journey with magazines, in the end they wouldn't even give me a free magazine. and I was contributing 4 x3 page articles in each edition(1 3rd of the magazine content, I persuaded myself it was for the good of the hobby.

A few days ago I received an invite to be come the official photographer of one of the largest shows in its genre.

I’ve been chatting to xxxxxxxxx about having an official photographer at this year’s show and we have all thought your shots from previous years are by far the best! With that in mind, would you be interested in taking official pics for the Show this year? Ideally we would like you on site at set up and then over the entire weekend. We would like shots of every aspect of the Show to include, Schools Day, air show, battle, groups, VIP area, Veterans and Dinner Dance.

please note this is as good as you can get in access and exposure. no money. its more like a full time job and worse of all with that list of things to do I would be on my feet 15 hours and no enjoyment for me, I would rather pay the 15 quid to get in , enjoy the day and having a few drinks with my mates after public show has finished.

I have declined for those reasons. im sure they will find people who will jump at the chance for "exposure".

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24 23/05/2015 - 4:12 PM
By JeffHubbardPhotography
Camera Insurance
Its quite a simple system, The risk of paying out is assessed, policy is written to manage that risk, and future premiums set to cover the expected claims, running costs and profit.
A claims handler has no interest or benefit for turning down a claim, in fact for them its less work if they except the claim.
The handler has one main role, to check if it falls into the agreed policy conditions, Most declined claims are due to people not reading the terms and conditions when they take a policy up and having high expectation's or distorting the truth to suit those conditions. The telephone lines are recorded and the handler will be monitored to ensure they follow those guidelines.
they will have very little movement in those conditions. making exceptions is not something done lightly, as the handler will have to justify that decision and take responsibility for that .
having a lot of recent experience I can assure you no one reads the t&c until they need it, then blame the insurance for them being unable to claim.
as an example something like " Must be reported in 24 hours", they will call a week later and say "Did not realise that I had the insurance. that is not a reasonable excuse

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84 08/04/2015 - 10:52 PM
By thewilliam
Photographers - are we too easily pleased?

Quote: mIt took a long time for it to sink in to my dense skull, but the people running things have a much better handle on the site than many of us realise; the old cliché we don't see the big picture, comes to mind. KeithH got the point across to me, and when I realised it, I couldn't believe it took so long for me to see it. In a nutshell, the site is for everybody, and that includes just about every level of photographer there is, but the majority do it as a pastime, a hobby; that's the group I'm in. What you want to do is limit the site to your concept of what a photographer should be, impose your will on everybody, and have us all think and act like you. This type of thing goes on in all walks of life, and we all do it, some of us without realising that we do it. I did that for the first 10 years I was a member, and in a very subtle way, which is Keith's way most of the time,Grin, he let me know that there are thousands of members who enjoy the site the way it is, and it would be very destructive to take their enjoyment away; many would leave the site if it was the way you want it to be. I might seem like it at times, but I'm not a mean spirited person, and I want to see everybody enjoy the site. We're a very diverse group, and I think that makes the site what it is. I have no reason to suck up to management; I have awards disabled, and I don't enter competitions; so I can say with a clear conscience that management do a great job, considering the diversity of the big picture, and we all can use a bit of moderation now and then.Wink

One of the best responses I've read for a long time.

41 03/03/2015 - 10:03 AM
By TanyaH
Photographers - are we too easily pleased?
if there was a demand then it would happen, I've seen loads of groups come and go on here that fell away out of lack of interest which discussed this same issue. I tend to see things in black and white (Not picture wise), unless people want this and make it happen, it wont happen.

Photography for me is being comfortable with what I do, I don't find a need to share with photographers, the people that matter to me are those that I support through photography. there likes or feedback are much more important than some criticism on the rules and on technique. to them the subject/story is more important than composition will ever be.
I suspect there are many on here both professional and amateur who feel the same way.

41 03/03/2015 - 10:03 AM
By TanyaH
Photographers - are we too easily pleased?

Quote: How about we copy copy n paste some of the RC images in here then cos most of them are crap and we could all enlighten ourselves in the joyous fabric of self discovery through critical / ephemeral analysis.

Just a wooly thought .... Smile

Personally I find this idea distasteful, it matters not what award someone has, just how it made them feel, to make fun of someone's pictures in a mickey take is not constructive. if you have nothing good to say its best kept that way and let them enjoy there hobby

41 03/03/2015 - 10:03 AM
By TanyaH
Do camera clubs cramp a photographer's style?
Camera clubs are a social centre to share a hobby. nothing more or less, like any group of enthusiast's in any hobby , there are so many diverse people and spats, bullying, egos ect, the list goes on as exists in life at every level. The attitude can change from club to club so labelling them is a fruitless exercise.
just go along, if you enjoy the interaction then that's great, if you are one who wants to moan about it then don't go. The fact is its your choice and you get what you put in.

Take part in what you want to be that comps or lectures, the fact is no club will be able to please everyone.

in regard to do they stifle you, same answer. that's entirely up to you, Simples.

I left my last one as my area of focus was not what the club wanted to see all the time and a judge marked me down because he was fed up of seeing the same subject, so for me it became a pointless me entering comps. It didn't stop me, just made me realise my target audience was not a camera club. But I wouldn't call the clubs as I learned so much from them over 20 years, it was me that outgrew them.
I like everyone else have gone through those scratching head moments in regards judging, but much respect for anyone who does judging, they are putting there opinion's up for judgement of the braying mob, I miss the social interaction of the clubs that the internet does not give and can be so invaluable to your learning process.

130 18/05/2015 - 6:13 AM
By StrayCat
'Sour Grapes' or what -----

Quote: The rule is if the other work comprises a significant part of the new work it breaks the law. Is it in the distance and part of the background or is it filling the frame?

all the above , It comes down to what context you entered the comp, For example if it was open or themed, That the photograph was captured to create a picture of young and old, different values ect then this is perfect for that, if the comp Theme was women in red then you would be pushing acceptable as the main part of this picture was someone else's work.
So in what context this was offered up for judgement is important, In my ex club someone for example submitted stain glass windows as a picture, personally I see that as not a picture in itself but a record shot of someone's creativity, if the shot included the frame and wall, then it could be deemed as creative in how you presented it.
I like the red poster one for that reason as I see the creative in using the older lady in comparison, take that lady out then we are talking just a copy

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56 12/02/2015 - 10:18 AM
By Evertonian
Road Traffic Accident.

Quote: Thanks all.....I think myself I'll go with the 6 points and resitting her test option as it's the only one that makes sense. Strange but if I find out more from my insurers I'll update as I go.

not sure why you feel that she needs to resit , points are awarded for breaking the traffic laws, having an accident is not a traffic offence.

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21 19/12/2014 - 9:12 AM
By Bridgelayer
Need help with Article
profit making by the commercial world around us, the spirit of Christmas to many is alive and well, a time for giving and receiving and that goes on all around us, the retailers take advantage of that to sell more at this time of the year which has the effect of making the cynics amongst us feel its been exploited. The religious message to many has been lost.
But for all that Children , parents and family's come closer together at this time of the year, be it for the right reason I cant comment, people make sacrifice's to make it a special time for others. so all is not lost

28 27/11/2014 - 1:47 AM
By IshanPathak
Download video
Each time you start and stop recording, your camera records the clip as a file, in the format that the camera uses, refer to your Manuel for the format and download a converter for that format,
you should be able to convert the clips t a more generic format dependent on what you wish to use the clip on, eg. Tv, utube ect. As pointed out above, you will need some software to put the clips together , again free on the net.

Dslr sometimes have limits on clip size so quite often start anf stop when they get the max file size.

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17 27/11/2014 - 2:12 AM
By Paul Morgan
rps "A" panel in travel
I would keep it simple, Just plain white backing. The awards, gallery's prefer it like that, fancy paper could go against you

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4 09/11/2014 - 8:15 AM
By SlowSong
Shooting during the Last Post.
I come across many during the year that snap and move round groups having a minutes silence to fallen comrades and historical occasions, I also find it disrespectful and rude behaviour. there are just as good photograph's to be taken before of after to capture the occasion. the photograph just isn't worth personal integrity.

14 02/11/2014 - 3:39 PM
By Chris_L
UK Police Claim Filming Them Is an Offence

So I see that this video no longer exists - does that mean that it was deemed illegal and removed?

The video was posted 7 years ago when this thread was started, laws have changed since then but yes you can film the police.

There is no law stopping anyone filming in a public place, so if you are on the streets you can film without asking permission – the Metropolitan Police’s own guidelines(adopted by all police forces in Britain) make clear that “police have no power to stop them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel”. There is a law – Section 58A of the Terrorism Act 2000 – that says police officers’ can stop you filming them if they believe that the video will be used for purposes of terrorism. However, police guidelines state that:

“it would ordinarily be unlawful to use section 58A to arrest people photographing police officers’ in the course of normal policing activities… An arrest would only be lawful if an arresting officer had a reasonable suspicion that the photographs were being taken in order to provide practical assistance to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”.

86 17/10/2014 - 8:17 PM
By KevSB
Betta Living Kitchens

Quote: Utility companies offering yearly service for heating oporate in the same way

Not all, Having just worked for one for 12 month, contractor's was only doing routine checks, everything was done in house in regards to servicing, Still crap service though.

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5 07/10/2014 - 10:43 PM
By KevSB
Judgement and Reality
The fact he has you all debating it and looking makes this a success for me as a project, and published also, An I did find they made me more aware that I stereo type, good photography and Reminder that we shouldn't judge.

Very thought provoking

53 03/10/2014 - 4:36 PM
By Carabosse
is it illegal to photograph a dog without permission?
Putting the legality issues aside, And not being there at the time so unable to judge if it was invasive or not, I have an image of someone taking photos of where I live and my dog in my garden, In todays society that makes me a little uncomfortable.
This isn't a criticism of the op but just another viewpoint from the other side of the fence(Excuse the Pun)

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48 03/08/2014 - 1:19 AM
By StrayCat
Looking at doing photography business part time tax problems?
To start with start a book/ledger, recording every outgoing related to the photography, and Incomings from the agency/Photography(Keep bills and receipts plus payment notes), at the end of the year you should get a self employed form to fill in,(As stated above, inform HMRS that you are self employed), which you transfer those year end figures too, this will make it clear how much you owe or are owed. will receive a p60 from work at the same time which you also transfer the figures

Its not as hard as you think and at the level you will be doing certainly not wise to employ an accountant unless again like above becomes your main source of income. at its simplest you fill in 5 boxes with these figures, sign and send off or do online and that's it.

Just keep an itemised ledger


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14 18/06/2014 - 6:02 PM
By mikehit
Which camera bag is best?
Before looking at a new bag, open your current bag, remove anything you have not used in the last two trips, Including lenses. Then ask yourself...Do you still need a new bag.

22 14/07/2014 - 4:41 PM
By LouiseTopp
How often do you (or should you) clean your Camera and Lenses???
As pointed out above there is no interval for cleaning your sensor, some go years with no clean, other like me do it every event I attend due to changing lenses in dusty environment's.
Unless you have visible dust on sensor avoid doing any sensor cleans as in some cases you end up making it worse.

Since I started using the butterfly, My swab cleans have been reduced dramatically which I hardy class as a clean anyway tbh as its a light brush over the senser.

8 10/06/2014 - 5:47 PM
By thewilliam
Beware - where you take shots of Kingfishers

Quote: It is an offence to take, injure or kill a kingfisher or to take, damage or destroy its nest, eggs or young. It is also an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb the birds close to their nest during the breeding season. Violation of the law can attract fines up to £5,000 per offence and/or a prison sentence of up to six months.

No mention of a bird hide and the key wording intentionally or recklessly which is very hard to prove

5 07/06/2014 - 6:34 PM
By Ray12