License to Photograph Landscape
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Michael Convy,
Thank you to Michael Convy who wrote:
"I bought this license about 30
years ago with a few postcards, and recently found it again. It measures
6"x 4" and is blank on the other side.
I don't know anything more about Mr.
Aitchison other than what is on the card. Might he have been the owner of
this shop at the foot of Arthur Street?
The photo was probably taken around
probably coincidence, but the
name above the shop is Aitchison and Holyrood Park is only yards away from
Michael Convy, Greenbank, Edinburgh:
January 17, 2011
That's the first time that I've seen such a license.
Compared to today's digital photography, life would not have had its problems
for a photographer in the 1920s:
- The equipment would have been more
- The costs of film, processing and
printing would have to be met.
- And in Holyrood Park, even with
this license, the photographer was not allowed to photograph persons or groups
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland
"I was interesting to see the
permit to take photographs in Holyrood Park.
I called the Holyrood Park
education centre today and spoke to them. The person brought up the
permit on the site and had never seen one before. He thinks it may
have been for commercial use. (You still require permission for
commercial filming today.)
He is going to ask colleagues and
see what info he can uncover. If he does find any information he will
contact you direct."
Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire,