Lightning strikes near the Houses of Parliament, in London. In the near future I will be writing about how to capture lightning pictures like this. I’ll run through the kit I use, how to track the weather and how to get the timing right. So if you have any questions before I make the article ask them first and I’ll answer them in the article. Before then, and now I’ve got your attention please read this: The people in that building next to the lightning want to change the Terms of Service for your photography in much the same way that instagram tried to do to their users. This is part of a new copyright law.
Instagram faced a massive backlash and we must do the same to Parliament. In a nutshell, if your photographs appear online and a company wants to use them but fails to find the photographer (or copyright owner), then they’ll be able to use them and profit from your work without your knowledge, consent or payment. This applies to all Photographers, not just those in the UK. For more information please look here: http://thebppa.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/the-copyright-fight/
I’ll be available in the comments here to discuss this further. Unless you plan on deleting EVERY picture you have put on the internet and never upload any more there is no way to opt out of this, you need to write to your MP, the Lords, the PM, sign a petition, tweet it, blog it, write articles about it or whatever ideas you can think of to bring this to peoples attention.
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