Are London’s self-appointed "tripod police" overstepping their boundaries?

Kav Dadfar
Are photographers asking too much to not have to explain themselves? (Image credit: Lauren Scott)

It was a beautiful autumn afternoon in London with the type of light that has us photographers giddy with excitement. Like anyone who has a full-time job, I occasionally try to spend a bit of my spare time doing something I enjoy. Sometimes that includes doing some photography for myself. 

On this particular afternoon I headed into London and took a walk along the river to Tower Bridge. With the light behind me, the face of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge were glowing beautifully. It looked like there was going to be a wonderful sunset.

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Kav Dadfar
Professional photographer

UK-based travel and landscape pro Kav shoots on assignment for editorial and commercial clients, and stock for high-end agencies. He has written over 400 articles on photography, judges a major travel photo contest and leads tours and workshops worldwide with the company That Wild Idea. In 2021 Kav launched JRNY travel magazine with fellow photographer Jordan Banks.