Posts Tagged ‘uk’

UK Nikon Camera Shop Becomes the First Ever to Receive an Official Coat of Arms

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Grays of Westminster — an award-winning camera shop in the UK — has officially been given a Coat of Arms, marking the first time any camera shop in the world has been given the prestigious honor.

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This is What a Photographers Protest Looks Like

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A UK-based amateur photographer named Bob Riach was stopped outside a shopping center in East Yorkshire last week by a security guard. Riach was attempting to take some nighttime shots of the complex when the guard confronted him and told him that his photography wasn’t allowed due to the complex, citing concerns of an attack by ISIS.

This week a group of photographers decided to stage a protest in support of Riach and photographers’ rights.
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In the UK, ‘Antisocial’ Photography Can Get You Questioned and Potentially Arrested

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It’s a tale as old as time: 81-year-old photographer in East Sussex takes pictures of bachelorette parties, bachelorette parties don’t seem to mind but strangers call the cops on him, cops say he’s being ‘antisocial’ and ask for his name, he refuses, they threaten to arrest him.

Okay… maybe not as old as time, or even normal, but that’s what happened to one photographer in the UK and it seems the cops may have actually had the right to arrest the man in this particular scenario. Read more…

Ultra-Rare Canon EF 1200mm for Sale in the UK for $165K, Muscles Needed to Lift It Not Included

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The ultra-rare lens that B&H Photo dubbed “The Mother of All Telephoto Lenses“, the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM Super-telephoto, has surfaced once more on the World Wide Web. And with enough money and upper body strength, this one-of-about-twenty behemoth of a lens could be all yours. Read more…

Video: Scuba Diving Photographer Gets Up Close & Personal with Cuddly Harbor Seals

It is hump day, and something tells us it’s time for a relaxing/adorable first person video of a scuba diving photographer getting friendly with some harbor seals. It’s that time right? Read more…

Over $62K in Gear Stolen from Leica Store in the UK

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In some gut-wrenching news shared by Leica Rumors this morning, a sponsor of theirs, Red Dot Cameras, has had approximately $62,000 in gear stolen from their shop overnight. Read more…

A Look at the Life and Photography of the UK’s First Female Press Photographer

The Museum of London has something to celebrate this month. Namely, the acquisition of a set of historically significant photographs captured by the late great Christina Broom. Read more…

Cop Who Threatened to Make Photog’s Life a ‘Living Hell’ Found Guilty of Misconduct

Following up on a story we shared a couple of months ago, it seems we now have TWO examples of police officers facing consequences for dealing with photographers unprofessionally. Read more…

UK Roller Coaster Workers Recreate Iconic ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’ Photo from 1932

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The photo above probably looks very familiar to you. Steel workers, eating lunch, sitting up very high in the air… rings a bell doesn’t it? If you still haven’t figured it out, the image above is a tongue-in-cheek recreation of the iconic 1932 photo “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” by Charles C. Ebbets. Read more…

Fuji UK Will Now Let You Customize Your X-Series Cameras with Different ‘Skins’

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Fuji’s retro-styled X-Series camera’s aren’t known for their customizability. In fact, it took a whole separate announcement for Fuji to release a black version of the X100s.

But now, users in the UK can go way beyond that with select models thanks to a Fujifilm X Signature program that will let you wrap your beautiful shooter in any number of different colored leatherettes. Read more…