Musician Abrar-ul-Haq was the main VIP of the event. He did a little bit of singing with the crowd. He had a concert scheduled later in the day.
On July 4, 2012 I was taking some photos with my cell phone at a fashion show on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, Alberta. Sadly, I left my DSLR at home. After I gave up (due to a low quality camera, and too crowded to get clear shots), I met a couple people who are clearly in the wrong profession.
This is a picture the police took at an event I was photographing. I recently filed a FOIP (Freedom Of Information and Privacy) Request to find out what information the Calgary Police Service have on me, mainly related to a case of brutality which I shot pictures of, which they destroyed, as part of a coverup in July 2009.
So, I just got my new Cactus v4 Wireless Flash Trigger (which you can't see here, since I used it to take the shot). I thought I would post this, just so somebody else with the same flash would know that this trigger would work.
...because, If you're BP, you're top concern is people snapping pics of your building from the sidewalk.
Apparently, the undead can take pictures too.
note: I previously pixelated the face, but stopped to be consistent with how I treat police or anyone else who harasses me while photographing
This is part of what I recovered of the pictures that the Calgary Police Service (working with a private security company) forced me to "delete". Unfortunately, I seem to have permanently lost most of the image data (both missing whole images and most data in the two that survived). In a weird quirk, my camera's habit of frequently "freezing" and corrupting images, is what might have saved this image. My camera can't display corrupted images like this (I cropped out the bad part), so this appeared all black, during the review for images to be deleted. The good images, seem to be unrecoverable.
note: Initially the face of the self-declared "undercover" cop (2nd from right) was pixilated. But, since then, I have revealed it, as I believe there is a serious threat to public safety from people who say they're police, fail to provide any ID, and who engage in secret/undocumented detentions.
A small group of Falun Gong followers gathered at Olympic Plaza to show people their practices and inform them about persecution of them in China.
The Calgary Police had a substantial presence. They mainly watched and took lots of pictures. There were a few arrests, but not many, and relations between police and demonstrators remained civil throughout.
As usual, there was a fair bit of police surveilence. This guy was just one of number.
Protesters gathered outside the Telus Convention Centre in downtown Calgary on March 17, 2009 to protest a speach by George W. Bush inside. They were calling for Bush to be tried for war crimes and objected to his presence in Canada. This was one of the many photographers covering the protesters.