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    16 5.57%
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    13 4.53%
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    213 74.22%
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Thread: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

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    Be excellent in what you do & you'll find them coming to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiewTL
    From photo competitions.
    This is one photog who knows how to obtain returns on his investement. U know ROI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    not really applicable to me...as u all know i go for cheapo lens.... lens more than 1K is a no-no to me...as me got other hobbies to feed loh. phototaking is just one of the many hobbies....no money to feed all of them if spend like no tmr
    haiz....

    me gofur this philosophy too. so my lens are (mostly) cheapo ones.
    but i realized that if i buy many cheapo lens, it still adds up!!

    pssst:someone mentioned something about a bank? hmmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiewTL
    From photo competitions.
    This I also want
    Gallery | Facebook Page Spreading the Good photography.

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    hmm.. how about sponsorship??

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiewTL
    From photo competitions.
    Not bad...

    But my skill probably dun even deserve a 2nd look.

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    I go for 'cheapo' lens too, but in the world of nikon, cheapo also means something over 1k... ...

    really envy those with rich parents to sponsor equipment~ hehee
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Not bad...

    But my skill probably dun even deserve a 2nd look.

    Learn from others, study why certain photos can win. Go and shoot as much as you can.

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    Sell my soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoelse
    Sell my soul.
    not bad

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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    Anyone has tried putting out a tin can and sitting on a five-foot-way along busy Orchard Road and holding a card that says:

    "Please help!
    I need a 1DS MKIII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone has tried putting out a tin can and sitting on a five-foot-way along busy Orchard Road and holding a card that says:

    "Please help!
    I need a 1DS MKIII.
    wah. how come you dig a 2 year old thread?

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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by icarus View Post
    How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?
    How come there is no:

    "Marrying camera shop owner's only daughter." Option?


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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How come there is no:

    "Marrying camera shop owner's only daughter." Option?

    the daughter might not be a good option mah...may not be a worthy investment in your quest to fund new equipment hahaha..we are looking long term. =p

    if marry also marry nikon/canon ceo daughter..or marketing director..sure got alot ''sample'' D3 and mk3s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How come there is no:

    "Marrying camera shop owner's only daughter." Option?

    why must be daughter

    ga ga lai

    marry the camera shop owner

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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    why must be daughter

    ga ga lai

    marry the camera shop owner
    Marry Canon/Nikon CEO's daughter leh?

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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    why must be daughter

    ga ga lai

    marry the camera shop owner
    Marry Canon/Nikon CEO's daughter leh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Marry Canon/Nikon CEO's daughter leh?
    Will have no time to do photography. Most likely will be genna forced to do management & bottom line analysis.
    hasta la justicia siempre

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    Default Re: How did you get fundings for expensive equipment?

    Don't smoke.
    Don't drive.
    Cut down clubbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leong23 View Post
    Don't smoke.
    Don't drive.
    Cut down clubbing.
    don't change handphone everytime got new model
    don't anyhow spend money on gf
    don't always eat restaurant
    don't keep taking cab cos lazy

    the list goes on.. whether you notice or not, there are many small ways to burn money without realising it

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