Authorities are confiscating cell phones from women staying at Fort Concho after a newspaper story included images of the crowded conditions inside the state facility, according to an attorney for the polygamous families. Rod Parker, a Salt Lake City attorney, said that authorities have told the women to surrender their cell phones or they […]
The 2008 Jefferson Muzzles include the second recipient of a Lifetime Muzzle Award. Check it out here.
The Red Badge that I am wearing states that I must be under escort at all times (including the rest room). Jen and I find it kind of comical because as we walk by the five-foot-tall cubical walls we can hear “Red Badge” and chuckling in reply as we walk by. It reminds me of […]
A settlement between Illinois newspapers and the state’s scholastic sports authority gives papers everything they were seeking in getting close access to interscholastic competitions and the right to sell the photos to the public, the executive director of the Illinois Press Association (IPA) said Wednesday. “I’d say that’s a fair statement — we did get […]
An Iraqi judicial committee has dismissed terrorism-related allegations against Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein and ordered him released nearly two years after he was detained by the U.S. military. A decision by a four-judge panel said Hussein’s case falls under a new amnesty law. It ordered Iraqi courts to “cease legal proceedings” and ruled that […]
Like a number of people without a ticket to the Nationals’ game Sunday, Mark Butler stood outside the left field gate and watched some of the historic event from a distance. The Minnesota man carried a digital camera to capture the memories. For a member of the Uniformed Division of United States Secret Service, Butler […]
Matt Stuart photographs the unscripted drama of the London streets. Entirely spontaneous, his pictures are made possible by a combination of instinct, cunning and happy coincidence, revealing the beauty and significance of the everyday – what the rest of us see but don’t notice, moments that vanish faster than the blink of an eye. For […]
National Press Photographers Association president Tony Overman today filed another written complaint with Major League Baseball’s commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig over MLB’s revised terms and conditions for credentials for the 2008 season, and addressed the issue of whether MLB intends to integrate into their credential agreement some of the National Football League’s credential rules […]
The Ten Legal Commandments of Photography I. Anyone in a public place can take pictures of anything they want. Public places include parks, sidewalks, malls, etc. Malls? Yeah. Even though it’s technically private property, being open to the public makes it public space. Check it out here.
By DAVID W. DUNLAP I began photographing the poster operation. After about two minutes, one man asked me why I was taking pictures. “Because what you’re doing is illegal,” I replied. He answered, “Breaking cameras is illegal, too, but if you don’t stop taking pictures, I’ll break your camera.” He modified “camera” with an adjective […]
The town of Mooresville, Ala., has done itself no favors by demanding a $500 fee from professional photographers who dare take pictures of its historic buildings. After a photographer was told to stop taking photos in a public place, he wrote a letter to the local paper, unleashing a flood of bad press. The Huntsville […]
Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein, the subject of secret court proceedings in Iraq, still has not been told the charges against him, AP president and CEO Tom Curley said Tuesday. Hussein has been held by the U.S. military for nearly two years as a security detainee, informally accused of working in collusion with insurgents. At […]
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When photography is your business, you need to know more than about shutter speed or aperture. Consider this quick checklist of 10 important legal issues before you next click your shutter. Check it out here.
Three people upset that a news crew was reporting on the arrest of a relative attacked the television reporter and yelled racial slurs at her and a photographer, authorities said Tuesday. The family members, all white, began yelling and charged at black WSPA-TV reporter Charmayne Brown while she was standing in the street near the […]
Talks between news agencies and Major League Baseball appear to be moving toward a compromise about new credentialing guidelines, according to people on both sides of negotiations. MLB has backed down from a ban on all online galleries of baseball game photos. Under a proposed revision to the rules, news agencies that regularly cover a […]
I have a confession to make. When I’m on an airplane, and the flight attendant tells everyone to turn off their cell phones and personal electronics, I never turn my iPhone off. I just leave it on. I’m not sure why I don’t turn it off. Probably because I’ve never seen any compelling evidence on […]
An Illinois Senate panel voted this week to back a bill that bans restrictions on news photographers at high school tournaments. The Senate Education Committee voted 8-1 in favor of a bill to ban the Illinois High School Association from putting restrictions on the resale of news pictures taken at the state’s 35 high school […]
Responding to the London Metropolitan Police’s new anti-photographer snitch campaign, wherein posters urge Londoners to turn in people who might be taking pictures of CCTV cameras, many people have taken a crack at redesigning the posters to point out the absurdity of them. Check it out here.
Police deny that their latest anti-terror campaign will encourage harassment of photographers taking pictures in public places. Last week police chiefs issued fresh warnings over the potential dangers posed by people carrying cameras for surveillance purposes. The news comes amid growing reports of clashes between police officers and photographers taking pictures in public places in […]