cplunk: "Yet, she's also had to answer detractors who question whether she should have intervened."
What good do those detractors think she could have done?
Someone called the police, they showed up. What else would she have done?
It's a sad situation, but this probably isn't the first time an incident like this has happened in this relationship. And it's likely it won't be the last. He's already an ex-convict, and should be well aware of the penalties for violent behavior (regardless of whether of not he was convicted of a violent crime, he undoubtedly met others who were during his incarceration), yet he continues to behave like this.
What could the photographer possibly do to resolve such a situation? What can anyone really do?
I agree - it's one thing to say she should have intervened, but unless she knows that she could take that guy down if necessary, she probably did the right thing by staying there - mostly out of the way - until the police arrived. Things could have gotten very ugly for all of them had she tried to stop him and failed. Besides - her just being there might have been enough intervention to keep the situation from being worse. I don't think we should be so quick to judge...
Oops - I was expecting a sample video shot with the camera...
Haha - I like this one :)
Gothmoth: why would you spend your money on a pentax system when your starting with photography?
imo canon or nikon have far superior systems.pentax may has some nice cameras and a few nice lenses.but looking at the whole system around it.... why buy into pentax?
I just bought a Pentax K-5. My last DSLR was a Nikon D70, and while I have a few Nikon lenses, Nikon can't seem to get production ramped back up on the D7000, which is the only Nikon body that hits both my wanted feature list and price range right now. I need a more modern camera now, not in 3 months... So I got into a Pentax, maybe as a crutch, but honestly, if I like it, I will stick with it. It certainly looks good on paper, and the image quality is very similar to the D7000. I will miss the Nikon CLS though. People should care more about photos, and less about equipment :)
I'm surprised there is no mention of schools in there. Texas has some laws on this, although I don't fully understand them, or even know where they are documented. Part of it is in the education code, but I seem to recall a law being passed some time back that forbids video recording of student's faces without some type of permissions (either school or parental).
That said, there are just common sense rules that should be followed which they did not address directly, yet seem to indicate would be perfectly legal. For example, can perverts shoot photos in a public restroom without permission? Their guide seems to indicate that it's okay...