Comments on: Bank picture ballet http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/17/bank-picture-ballet/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mcsphotography http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/17/bank-picture-ballet/comment-page-1/#comment-342159 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 12:09:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15086#comment-342159 Hey Vivek
I think you were too kind to these rent-a-cops ! But on the other hand in the UK, photographers are getting arrested and warned to stay away from “public buildings” so can you imagine…taking a picture of the houses of Parliament gives the cops enough power under the current anti-terrorist laws to stop you, search you and look at your pictures. There was a huge report in the papers there about 3 weeks ago…

I like the pictures anyway – how about starting a photo competition of the best “blocked photo” …the best photo can be sent to the security company :-) !

Take care..
Michael

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By: purplek http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/17/bank-picture-ballet/comment-page-1/#comment-342121 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 01:00:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15086#comment-342121 Same here!

I met my trainer/boss in Canary Wharf and got him to take a pic with the hubby at the door. U can see the security guard in my pic trying to wave us away.

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak- snc3/hs072.snc3/13968_218914970800_73869 5800_4592449_7010040_n.jpg

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By: caseoane http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2009/12/17/bank-picture-ballet/comment-page-1/#comment-342091 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:18:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photo/?p=15086#comment-342091 This is a great story and I agree that your best defense is to post the pictures of the rent-a-cop. Hopefully some embarrassment will make them change attitudes.

I don’t think Singapore is unique, though: a few months ago I was in London and decided to take some pictures of the Thomson Reuters building in Canary Wahrf at night. I had a fair amount of gear with me (tripod, two bodies, etc… I’m not a professional, but I love photography). I set up by the subway exit to take some shots.

Within seconds I had two REAL English bobbies around me asking me what I was doing, why I was taking pictures, who I was, where I come from, etc… and basically telling me to leave.

The best part? I WORK FOR THOMSON REUTERS!!! Guess I can be trusted to go into the building but not to take pictures of it??

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