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The Photography Handbook, 3rd Edition by Terence Wright

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CHAPTER 10

Conclusion

During the writing of the last edition of this book in 2004, there was much social concern over the intrusion of video surveillance on people’s lives. From today’s perspective, CCTV cameras in city centres are commonplace. However, with the increasing ‘democratisation’ of photography – which has been one of the key themes of this book – the techniques of surveillance have been placed in the hands of anyone who can afford the (moderately priced) equipment. It seems that the latest photo-technological threat comes from drones. After a drone landed on the White House lawn, ‘… officials have warned that the low-flying devices could be modified to carry explosives, chemicals, biological agents, guns or cameras’ (Schmidt and Shear ...

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