Commentating on the race to the bottom

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Open letter, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by Neil Turner

  Yet again The BPPA finds itself responding to a piece by Professor Roy Greenslade on The Guardian’s website. Yet again Professor Greenslade adds his influential voice to the drastically mistaken notion that anyone can take a picture good enough for a newspaper these days. Seriously? Have you looked at some of the utter rubbish that gets used in some

Neil TurnerCommentating on the race to the bottom

Anyone for….No I can’t call it that !

in Photography by Eddie Mulholland

  So another Wimbledon Tennis Championship is over. O.K so it was over ages ago but I’ve only just recovered enough to look through my pictures again. What an extraordinary championship it was. I’ve covered it for about 8 years and despite believing our one hope Andy Murray is a fantastic tennis player, I never truly believed he’d make the

Eddie MulhollandAnyone for….No I can’t call it that !

The Copyright Fight – David Bailey weighs in…

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Open letter, Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

  Today is the day when the UK Government could vote to include a seemingly innocuous clause in an otherwise largely uncontroversial piece of legislation that will not only harm our industry but also place this country at odds with a vital international treaty. It is upsetting, bizarre and unnecessary to the point of being farcical. The BPPA has been

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Another open letter to Professor Greenslade

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Open letter, Opinion, Paparazzi, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA, The Leveson Inquiry by thebppa

An Open letter written by Chris Eades – a member of The BPPA’s Board in response to Professor Roy Greenslade’s inaccurate blog on The Media Guardian website: Dear Mr Greenslade I am writing on behalf of your photographic colleagues in the British Press Photographers’ Association to express our disappointment and frustration at your recent series of articles about “paparazzi” seeking

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The Copyright Fight

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Law, Opinion, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by Eddie Mulholland

As the song goes ‘There may be trouble ahead’…except this time there is no ‘maybe’ about it. For those that recall the less-than-wonderful “Clause 43” of Labour’s “Digital Economy Bill” which proposed to legalise the use of Orphan Works and Extended Collective Licensing – well, despite its defeat it’s back and this time it’s personal. Hidden away in a completely

Eddie MulhollandThe Copyright Fight

An Open Letter to Sir George Young MP

in Current Affairs, Journalism, Paparazzi, Photography, Photojournalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Dear Sir George One of the easiest ways for a backbench Member of Parliament to get noticed and to acquire a platform is to jump onto passing populist bandwagons. Over the years we have seen it many times but Nadine Dorries MP has just joined a very select club; those whose chasing of popularity and notoriety has become something more

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The BPPA gets its say at The Leveson Inquiry

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Journalism, Opinion, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA, The Leveson Inquiry by thebppa

Here’s a date for your diary: Tuesday the 7th of February. “Why?” I hear you ask, well it is the day when The BPPA will finally get to appear before the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practice & ethics of the press. In our main submission to Lord Justice Leveson’s Inquiry we proposed a four-pronged solution to the issues raised

thebppaThe BPPA gets its say at The Leveson Inquiry

Education, education, education…

in Current Affairs, Journalism, Opinion, Photography, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Back in 1997 Tony Blair made his famous “education, education,education” speech. Well… he made at least three speeches where he used that line but that doesn’t stop it being an important landmark in British political history. Don’t worry, The BPPA isn’t going to get all party-political on you but we are very interested in education and we are currently looking

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The Social Media Photo Conundrum

in Journalism, Opinion, Photography, Press Photography by thebppa

So, fellow professionals… answer me this… why should The BPPA be faced with a blank screen when visitors try to look at the photos on our Facebook page?  The answer is, sadly, that there don’t seem to be any services out there who treat images with respect. If they aren’t stripping the metadata, they are selling your work. If they aren’t asking

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Check your insurance if you are covering civil disorder stories

in Current Affairs, Ethics, Features, Journalism, Law, Photography, Photojurnalism, Press Photography, The BPPA by thebppa

Yesterday morning I received a renewal reminder from the company that insures my camera gear. Twenty minutes later I read a posting on a photographers’ discussion forum warning that some of the companies who offer specialist cover for press photographers equipment were saying that they were not going to pay out for equipment stolen, lost or damaged during the recent

thebppaCheck your insurance if you are covering civil disorder stories