So after 2 postponements the UK’s new internet porn blocking law has been dropped. Preventing children from viewing porn may be a good idea but this law looked half-arsed with no one knowing how it was going to work in the real world. None of the age verification systems being touted looked foolproof and with most kids being the more computer savvy they would have had little trouble bypassing them leaving them free to view whatever they liked while dirty old men like me would be locked out.
I’ve seen some iPhone glamour snaps that have almost impressed me yet all my efforts have been disappointing. When this young lady dropped by last week I asked if she wouldn’t mind posing so I could give it another bash. The light levels were extremely poor and once again I struggled to achieve anything remotely average. I’ve even meddled with the results to give them a more artistic look. Oh well, at least I tried.
So the government’s new internet porn regs have been postponed yet again. I’m not surprised, have you met anyone who has a clue how they are going to work? Tell the missus to add to the weekly shopping list an age verification porn card. Oh, and don’t forget to take your passport with you. Methinks not.
To be a good photographer you only need to follow two rules. Stand in the right place, and take the photograph at the right time. The best piece of equipment to buy? A good pair of shoes. Excellent advice from 60’s photographer David Hurd.
We have almost reached the longest day and I’m sat here typing this wearing two jumpers and wondering whether I should turn the heating on. I have a theory. Whenever we have a mildish winter the following spring and summer are distinctly below average. Maybe a passing meteorologist could confirm my suspicions.