January 2003


Photographers Information Lists: ProDIG.org and EPUK – Editorial Photographers UK

I have just joined this group on digital photography: and it seem like I might learn a load.

ProDIG the forum for professional digital image makers

http://www.prodig.org

An email forum for professional image makers: to discuss digital imaging issues affecting their work and the industry. The Prodig List is open to all artists, designers, photographers, printmakers, system operators etc involved in professional digital imaging.

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EPUK – Editorial Photographers UK

Have been on this list, almost since it’s beginning, three years ago.

A private mailing list and public resource for editorial photographers. The business of editorial photography, copyright, fees, terms & conditions, contracts.

http://www.epuk.org

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EPUK was inspired by the original Editorial Photographers email discussion list and set up to address business issues as they affect photographers working in the UK and Irish markets.

The bulk of EPUK takes place in a private discussion. All photographers working for the UK or Irish editorial markets are welcome to apply for membership.

EPUK was set up and is run entirely by photographers.

They have links with other organisations representing photographers such as the

Association of Photographers (AoP) http://www.aophoto.co.uk

and the

National Union of Journalists (NUJ) http://www.nuj.org.uk

EPUK intends to be the number one way of finding out about the business of editorial photography.

EPUK is the number one forum for the business of editorial photography

EPUK is a support and information exchange

EPUK is the fastest growing resource for photographers working in the editorial market in the British isles

EPUK promotes photographers’ interests and professional business practices

To join: http://www.epuk.org/join/index.html

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Thought I might mention here, I keep a frameset of links, to all the groups I’m to do with.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tash.lodge/Messages/index.htm

I’ve made it for my convenience, in keeping up with the latest from all of them. Some you need to subscribe to, to view the messages.

But I include the link here, in case It’s of some wider use ……. >

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Self Portrait: Fill-in Flash and long exposure

Technical notes:

Trying to learn a little more, on ‘fill-in flash’ and movement.

In this instant, the ambient light was bright / hazy. Because I was using HP5 @ 400asa, [ie quite fast for the circumstances, I put a polarizer filter over the lens, to ‘loose’ about 2 stops. So, with lens set at f22, I produced a ‘balanced’ exposure by measuring the daylight then reducing it by 1 stop. Likewise, flash was set at f16, thus reducing its light by 1 stop. Added together, exposure should be about correct. Flash freezes me, producing a sharp image. The background, out of range of the flash, is blured, because the shutter speed was 1/4 sec.


Hippyland! – for all things hippy, apparently ……..

http://www.hippy.com

They say

“The site is dedicated to the hippie in all of us. Hippies young and old will find a very active community here.”

‘Tis all a bit american-centric for my tastes, and they seem to have quite a lot of ‘hippy accessories’ for sale!! but,

here it is anyway.


‘What Past? Whose Past – Who Owns Stonehenge?

University of Reading: School of Continuing Education: Town Hall Lectures 2003:

This is one of the many lectures, organised by the University of Reading: School of Continuing Education, spring Season

Have contributed the use of a photograph of ‘stonehenge and barbed wire’ for use in the publisitity for this event. Flyers posters etc.

I am so glad that there continues to be such debate about these subjects. Our heritage is under continued threat, from those authorities that feel we have few rights over antiquaties and ‘ OUR ‘ history.

http://www.extra.rdg.ac.uk/events/displays/publectur.asp

Title: The Town Hall Lectures 2003: ‘What Past? Whose Past’

Description: Professor Barbara Bender of University College London and author of ‘Stonehenge: Making Space’ and ‘Landscape: Politics and Perspectives’ will discuss how the study of key sites, including Stonehenge, can lead to conflict or, sometimes, reconciliation in ‘What Past? Whose Past?’

Location: The Town Hall, Reading Start time: 7.30pm

Date: 17:3:2003

Ticket Price: Ticket Price Concession: –

Contact: Hexagon Box Office Phone: 0118 960 6060

Intended audience: This event is open to members of the public

http://www.reading.ac.uk

Stonehenge Yahoo Groups, about all this …….

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stonehengeentertainmentsdiscussion

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stonehenge2003Celebration

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stonehengepeace


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Pub music scene ‘under threat’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/2452103.stm

The live music circuit across England and Wales could suffer under government plans to change licensing laws, the Musicians’ Union has warned.

Pubs and bars without an entertainment licence will no longer be able to host gigs by solo performers and duets, as they can now.

Many venues may be forced to abandon live music to avoid the trouble and expense of getting a licence, the Musicians’ Union said.

The government denies it will be harder to stage gigs, saying the fee to get an entertainment licence – which can be up to £20,000 – will be scrapped to provide an incentive to pubs.

But critics say that expense could be replaced by costly licence conditions imposed by local authorities.

The music industry relies on “small, local, informal music-making”, according to Hamish Birchall, advisor to the Musicians’ Union.

“There are very few pubs and bars hosting live bands and we think it should be normal to enjoy live music in local venues as part of everyday life,” he said.

“I don’t think this will make it any better, I think it could make it worse.”

Musicians could lose work if there are fewer pubs willing to book them, he added.

Many performers and landlords have been pushing for a change to the current rule – known as “two in a bar” – which says pubs without a licence can play host to a maximum of two musicians.

The cause was highlighted in July when Billy Bragg and David Heath MP sang at a Westminster pub surrounded by MPs with their mouths taped shut.

But the proposed law looks set to be even more unpopular, with Mr Birchall pointing out that small-scale venues in Scotland, most of Europe and New York City do not need licences for incidental live music.

A spokesman for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said the plans would “streamline” the application process.

The current rules were introduced in 1961 when two performers in a bar “could make less noise and nuisance” than is possible with today’s technology, the spokesman said.

“The proposals mean there will be no extra cost incurred by applying for an entertainment licence, therefore it will act as an incentive.”

But consultations with fire services, police, local authorities and residents could result in extra conditions, said Mr Birchall, who is also a jazz drummer.

Many councils insist that pubs and bars with entertainment licences employ bouncers and install closed circuit televsision, he said.

The Musicians’ Union did not oppose the need for large, dedicated gig venues to have entertainment licences, he said.

He added that further proposals could force hotels and venues for wedding receptions and corporate functions to get licences if they wanted to continue having live music.

Musicians Union http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk

More on the “new licensing laws to ban live music”

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2003_01_12_tash_lodge_archive.html#87443263

‘What Past? Whose Past – Who Owns Stonehenge?

University of Reading: School of Continuing Education: Town Hall Lectures 2003:

This is one of the many lectures, organised by the University of Reading: School of Continuing Education, spring Season

Have contributed the use of a photograph of ‘stonehenge and barbed wire’ for use in the publisitity for this event. Flyers posters etc.

I am so glad that there continues to be such debate about these subjects. Our heritage is under continued threat, from those authorities that feel we have few rights over antiquaties and ‘ OUR ‘ history.

http://www.extra.rdg.ac.uk/events/displays/publectur.asp

Title: The Town Hall Lectures 2003: ‘What Past? Whose Past’

Description: Professor Barbara Bender of University College London and author of ‘Stonehenge: Making Space’ and ‘Landscape: Politics and Perspectives’ will discuss how the study of key sites, including Stonehenge, can lead to conflict or, sometimes, reconciliation in ‘What Past? Whose Past?’

Location: The Town Hall, Reading Start time: 7.30pm

Date: 17:3:2003

Ticket Price: Ticket Price Concession: –

Contact: Hexagon Box Office Phone: 0118 960 6060

Intended audience: This event is open to members of the public

http://www.reading.ac.uk

Stonehenge Yahoo Groups, about all this …….

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stonehengeentertainmentsdiscussion

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stonehenge2003Celebration

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stonehengepeace


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Statewatch press release, 29 January 2003

UK: Surveillance of communications doubles under Labour

A special analysis on the surveillance of telecommunications by Statewatch shows that the authorised surveillance in England, Wales and Scotland has more than doubled since the Labour government came to power in 1997.

Figures published by the Interception of Communications Commissioner for England, Wales and Scotland (no figures have ever been made available on Northern Ireland) for 2001 appear to show that the number of interception warrants issued dropped from 1,900 in 2000 to 1,445 in 2001. But the true picture is quite the reverse. Changes to warrants, “modifications”, which previously required a new warrant have been excluded from the figures – when these are added it shows that the total number of warrants issued in 1996 (the last full year of the Conservative government) was 1,370 and for 2001 the total was 3,427. Moreover, even these figures are a major under-estimate due to changes introduced under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).

Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments:

“The official figures are a travesty. Figures are provided which show that surveillance warrants have doubled since Labour came to power in 1997 – they are now more than double the figures in the Second World War. But no figures are given on other major changes brought in under RIPA 2000 that would show the real extent of interception.

The new method of issuing warrants and changes to them is said to make life easier for officials but at the same time it hides from public view the true extent of surveillance.”

For the full analysis and figures see:

http://www.statewatch.org/news/2003/jan/11ukteltap.htm

For further information please ring:

0208 802 1882 (UK)

00 44 208 802 1882 (International)

Photography and Blogs

There are some with an interest in photography, that use blogs. Here a selection that I watch with interest:

Photography/Programming/Photojournalism/Tech News

http://www.jimfri.com/blog

photojunkie

http://www.photojunkie.org

StillPixels

http://www.stillpixels.org

Picture Yourself

http://pictureyourself.org

photography the [lomo] blog archives

http://lomoblog.com/2.0

Jeff Shafer’s Photography Weblog

http://radio.weblogs.com/0118038/categories/photography

Gizmodo : The Gadgets Weblog

http://www.gizmodo.com

curiousLee – design of information, web and technology

http://www.visuallee.com/weblog

DV Video for Teachers

http://dvforteachers.manilasites.com

oh, and me!!

ONE EYE ON THE ROAD,

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com

[but you know that, ‘cos you’re reading me]

I keep myself, updated on these, and others, using Blogarithm.com

http://www.blogarithm.com

Blog updated service: Blogarithm.com [covered, earlier in my blog at]:

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2002_10_13_tash_lodge_archive.html#82980294

There is also , rss feeds, Feedreader etc . but they don’t work with the Blog-Spot the ‘free’ service.

So i have to update manually using the Weblogs.com

http://newhome.weblogs.com/pingSiteForm

Being notified of Blog changes: Weblogs.com http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2002_11_10_tash_lodge_archive.html#84580674

Self-Portraits: Reflections in a CD

Shot these of my reflection in a CD, using a flashgun exposed by TTL. Trying to come across all digital!!

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Exodus : Raves / Party in America

Hello all: in the interests of international relations, I’m putting up this mail, just received from the States, about the commonality of our problems with the authorities, both side of the atlantic. Just trying to gather, and dance…..

Drop him a mail at : paulfox@gayraver.org if you want to get involved.

“Your site came up when I was looking for Exodus. I¹ve spent the better part of my day trying to find more information about the Exodus project. Do you know if they have an ³official² web site? I¹m stuck over here in america so it¹s kind of difficult to do any research over there. Your help is sincerely appreciated.

The reason I¹m interested in reaching them is that we have similar issues going on over here with our parties and freedoms. I¹m seeking advice, information, and a possible move to start an international coalition. If one has already been put together I want to participate.

Lates,”

http://www.gayraver.org

Info from eFestivals re: glastonbury 2003 licence hearing

After initial refusal, there’s another licence hearing with the local authorities on 17th February,

http://www.festivals.co.uk/festivals/glastonbury

the progress of all this, will of course, have influences on what happens in and around Stonehenge. Whatever happens, the conditions under which the licence will be granted will be pretty onerous. Not something I particularly wish to be associated with. Have been told before, that my sort is not welcome there. Feelings mutual! It is not the festival it was, mealy an ‘outside concert’ [however big!] run by Mean Fiddler, for profit and their shareholders, and held under oppressive surveillance.

Previously : “Glastonbury refused licence – Michael Eavis to appeal”

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2002_12_08_tash_lodge_archive.html#85990029

Spam E-mail etc. my suggestions

Am heartily fed up with these folks filing my mailbox and mobile phone! Just like everyone else is, I suppose.

A lady called Sandra who continually asks if I ‘remember’ her. Ads for viagra and penis enlargement are favourites and the usual Nigerians, asking me to launder £25m quid for them. Etc etc ……

Things you can do.

1. Complain – Take the trouble to find out, who is the offenders ‘service provider’.

In the case of mail from a yahoo, send a copy to,

abuse@yahoo.com

and say your complaining, and require action!

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/config/config-11.html

most other email providers, can be contacted via the same ‘form’ of email address.

2. Register your e-mail – I have registered all my e-mail addresses with the:

E-Mail Preference Service Limited http://www.emailpreferenceservice.com

it is an outfit related to the Data Commissioner. It takes 10 days or so, to crack in, so I’m still getting a fair amount of rubbish every day. After that, it becomes an offence, and I may be able to proceed against folks for damages! I have a history of this sort of thing. So, am giving it a go.

Needless to say, I have tried the ‘polite approach’ in asking folks to stop bothering me! Politness on the internet, it seems, just doesn’t work 🙂

Years ago, I registered with the ‘Telephone Preference Service [there is a fax one also].

I was bothered loads by double glazing sales etc. it works!! I’m not any more.

Hope this helps folks.

SHOUT-OUT – SchNEWS ANNUAL 2003

Believe it or not but preparations are underway for this year’s SchNEWS book. We are after articles, pics, cartoons, photos, subverts, and stuff from the period April 2002 onwards. News of stuff you’ve been part of globally or locally – send it in.

A theme running through the book this year is ‘nevermind yer anarchist or lefty utopias. let’s hear about some real, grassroots activities which are already happening for a sustainable future.’ It could be a social or community centre . or alternative transport. or even footie fans rejecting the corporate curse and starting their own club. Sometimes the solutions come from unlikely sources. What about those Argentinians who have started their own public assemblies and barter markets after their country collapsed and took all their money? To build a sustainable world we need to find answers to all the everyday needs ranging from food, housing, education, transport and even policing through to an unbiased media; plus art and music (and sport) which isn’t dominated by money. We want to gather a range of stories together so we can get a picture of what we’re going to replace this corrupt system with, when we get rid of it. Big or small, global or local, UK or abroad – let’s hear about those projects that bypass the globalised greed machine.

But it’s not all going to be deadly serious – the satirical and graphical theme of the book will be a look at old kids annuals – seeing the war on terror through the eyes of a boy’s war comic, and all the sustainable things you can make with sticky-back plastic.

If you would like to be involved in helping produced the book – whether that be in writing serious and/or satirical pieces, graphics, sub-editing, get in contact. If you want to write an article please contact first, and the deadline will be about mid March. The book will be out for mid June!!

We also want more people to read SchNEWS but need your help with distribution. How about handing copies out at local gigs, university, school, record shops, cafes, on the bus? We can either send 9 copies a week for the cost of a first class stamp, or better still for our long serving mailout crew, you can get SchNEWS emailed every Friday morning in the PDF version so it looks just like the printed copy, then print out, photocopy and distribute at will.

AND We still need a hand to shift more of our SchNEWS of the World books. With most of the countries radical bookshops closing, we need your help in tracking places down that will sell books for us. Do you know a friendly shop that might want to take some copies on a sale or return basis? All proceeds go to photocopying and distrubuting SchNEWS…. and occasionally on a packet of biscuits or two…..Or what about ordering a copy of the book from your local library. The ISBN number is 09529748 6 X

schnews@brighton.co.uk

Digitals: my viewers and their addition to the work!

People frequently download an image from my website. They prat around with it a bit, and send the results back to me.

Here are a couple of recent examples, I thought you might like to see.


Surveillance cameras, yet more of em……….

Have just photographed the new addition to the surveillance armoury of Nottingham City Council .

This examples has just sprouted up on the Abbottsbury Road in the ‘deprived’ area of St Anns, Nottingham. A high area of aquisitive and violent crime. These ones are of higher spec than many round here. It has a high capacity for zoom, and, the Infra-Red capability for fog and night vision is impressive.

I have gone into the issues on all this, on my main site at:

Police Surveillance: All about my ‘Big Brother’. I say he’s a bully!!

http://tash.gn.apc.org/surv_10.htm

http://tash.gn.apc.org/watched1.htm

http://tash.gn.apc.org/watched_doc.pdf

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