Fleet Street Suntan

There are very few elements of being a working press photographer that I don’t like, occasionally the long hours irritate me, sometimes having to sit in the back of a van on a hot summers day without air conditioning gets me a bit peeved, however there is one element that always makes me a excited, the heart starts pounding, the adrenalin starts pumping and you never know how the job is going to go. The Target may turn nasty or alternatively run away.

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Replacing Camera Light Seals


If you have a 35mm film camera, at some point you will either have to replace, or pay to have replaced the light seals. Depending upon which cameras you have, there will be a number of light seals from either end of the film door, around the window on the camera back (through which you can see the film cassette), The channels around the back of the camera into which the film door fits and also around the mirror box.

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Two faced BBC and Sky News

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One of the things that has really pissed me off recently is the two faced nature of the TV media, but today the BBC really went the whole hog.

Now I don’t like the way that alot of paparazzi work, their method of work is intimdating and possibly even dangerous. However the BBC on the news 24 channel slated the Paps for gathering outside Kate Middletons house and following her down the road, when their ENG team were doing exactly the same thing.

Sky News have also been guilty of the same thing historically. In the media scrum that were outside the house there were at least 3 ENG teams.

The BBC claims that the interest started when Kate turned up at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and yet the footage they showed clearly revealed that the BBC TV cameramen were doing exactly the same thing.

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Happy Birthday

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The blog is now, or will be very soon celebrating it’s first birthday. Where has that year gone you are probably asking yourself? And when, if ever, is there going to anything interesting written for the blog?

To be honest I don’t know the answer to those two but I can say that there will probably be more of the same drivel next year, in fact not probably at all, I can practically guarantee there will be more of the same!!!

Keep reading drivel fans, I’ll be back!