Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Photographing in shopping centres

Yesterday it came to light that a man had been stopped by the police for taking a photograph of his own daughter in a shopping centre. To me this seams like a normal thing to do, but to security staff they jumped in saying that this was a risk to the terrorism act and that the camera used will need to be confiscated and that it is illegal to photograph in some shopping centres.

Only a day later a facebook group with over 21,000 likes has been set up and photography in shopping centres is now allowed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-15251848 - The full story from the BBC news is here.

I actually think some shopping centres are beautifully designed with wonderful architecture and we should be able to photograph this beauty, or our friends and family enjoying a shopping facility without conflict, and this new ruling is brilliant for photographers and shoppers alike.