On the 25th of February 2008, on a cold bright morning, I visited the village of Hallaton in Leicestershire. I was told to expect something strange. A field full of violent people, small kegs of beer called 'bottles' and man with a rabbit on a stick were also mentioned. How could I not go? They were nearly right. The man actually had a hare on a pole. Local folk law states that long ago two … [Read more...] about Bottle-Kicking in Hallaton
Polaroid Kindly sent me one of their PoGo Zink (Zero Ink) bluetooth portable printers to have a play with and over this last week i have done just that. It's not that bad, pretty good fun in fact and I can see lots of uses other than the ones they advertise.. but be warned some of them may get you into trouble... There is no ink to buy as some kind of crystal technology is incorporated into the … [Read more...] about Polaroid PoGo Portable Bluetooth Printer
The D90 is Nikon's latest mid range consumer DSLR. It does everything a good Nikon does and brings relief to my shoulder that normally carries the weight of a D3. Although compact compared to other 12.3 Megapixel DSLR's it has most of the guts of the D300. It's a DX format sensor and shoots up to 4.5 FPS with ISO settings up to 3200. More than most consumer users will need and enough to keep even … [Read more...] about Nikon D90 video test.
After the UK Home Secretary's recent statement green-lighting the harassment of photographers in public places, could it already be too late for us to reverse the attitudes of certain members of the law enforcement agencies and the general public? At the bottom of this post are a few links to tales of photographic woe and more cases of people's civil liberties being ignored as more often we are … [Read more...] about Protect Your Content – Stream It Live!
Today whilst passing through London and before descending into the tube, I just happened to pop outside Euston train station and spotted Tony Benn sat on a bench lighting his pipe. I was on the way down to Southampton to pick up a car and although I have no idea what made me pop outside the station after getting off the train, I am glad i did. I was not going pass up the opportunity to chat with … [Read more...] about A moment with Tony Benn