Yep, you read it right! There's a war being waged against photographers; both pro and hobbyist.
Even the Met Police has made up posters asking people to be on the look out for people taking pictures.
The Guardian has an excellent article written by a chief security technology officer. Its a good read and has a few interesting links at the bottom. If you're in a public place, you can take pictures of anything (as long as they're not military installations) and anyone.
Edmond Terakopian started as a news photographer in 1989. Having worked up through the regional papers, he now supplies the national and international newspapers and magazines with images from the biggest stories in the UK and abroad. He has participated in several group exhibitions and has also been published in a number of books.
Edmond’s main areas of interest are news, features, fashion, portraits and commercial photography. He has won four Kodak Press Awards, a M.I.L.K. award, the Prize of Prague and a Special Award from the Picture Editors' Awards. In 2006 he added to his list of awards by being named the British Press Awards Photographer of the Year and also winning third place in the Spot News category of World Press Photo.
His previous client list includes the biggest names in the industry, having regularly worked with Gamma, The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Mirror, The Evening Standard and The Press Association. He is currently a London based stringer for Polaris Images, AP, The Times and TES.
He has also been on the committee of the BPPA (British Press Photographers' Association) for several years.
To see his work, visit www.pix.org.uk