Another issue is on street photography, voyeurism whatever you all might call it. Looking back at a few threads, it seems that Singaporeans are pretty particularly about this. In the US, as long as you are in the public place, no one cares about who you are taking. Yes, it is fine to take photos, candid ones of old man on the street, old aunties doing taiji, or punks doing their stunts, and I think if one would to pose a candid shot of a handsome man in the forums, no voyeurism of such word will appear. BUT when a pretty lady is being captured on image, all the crap about moral ethnics, law of modesty, and etc will come out, and in fact, the thread will become popular overnight.
What do you define by the term voyeurism? A word that only applies when taking upksirt shots, or now to the extent where a shot of a pretty lady = voyeurism. And what is the difference if you take it in a very nicely composed frame or just a normal shot of her. The former would be artistic, sweet and the latter is bad, this guy has no moral ethnics. So if I take candid, spy shots of old man on the streets sleeping, will anyone stop me, and say I have no moral values?
Up to now, I still donít understand why there is such discrimination between candid shots of 2 different groups: pretty ladies and others. They are just candid shots IMO, and as long the shots donít end up in some porn site, it should be fine. And who says only candid shots end up in porn sites or other undesirable site? The example on the Suzuki motorshow is a perfect one where even posed shots ended up in some dubious site. Whatís wrong with sites like sggirls and photoforum anyway?