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)

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