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The Photo Police

All too often we hear stories of over-zealous security officials hassling innocent photographers doing what comes naturally: taking photos of beautiful structures in the public domain.  It appears this is now happing in Dubai with people with SLRs being prevented from photographing the awe-inspiring Burj Al Arab hotel (in order to “protect the hotel’s image”).

However, it seems the security officials carrying out the orders are a bit kinder than their US/UK counterparts:

I wasn’t the least bit upset. In fact, I thought to myself; if all security guards handled these situations in the manner this guard had, you wouldn’t be reading all those stories about photographers getting hassled and abused by overzealous security. I think as photographers most of us understand and respect situations like this, and a little politeness, and professional courtesy, on both sides goes a long way.

via Photoshop Insider

Incredible Photos of Cambridge (UK) & Some Great Tutorials to Boot

If you’ve ever visited Cambridge (UK) you’ll know that it’s a rather amazing place: its rich history, culture, and natural and structural beauty make it an absolute pleasure to visit. For photographers, I can think of no better place.

That said, Cambridge in Colour – the website of Sean McHugh – contains not only some very in-depth and well-structured photography tutorials that I have personally learnt a lot from; it also showcases some of my all-time favourite photographs of this wonderful university town.

Looking through these brings back some beautiful memories I have from there. Wonderful!