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    Quote Originally Posted by renegade
    There is this guy taking photos for me during my wedding, using a DSLR ...

    Saw those pics after that ... told him to delete all ... bought him coffee ... thanked him ...

    This is a true story. So what do you think?

    Ok lor, believe you. K?

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    This thread is beginning to go towards a freakingly familiar thread...
    "is clubsnap being taken for a source for cheap/free photographers?"
    I forgot where i saw it already... and a lot of people have already voiced out their opinions towards wedding freelancing etc...

    but in view of ur topic... there is still so much DI can do actually...
    DI could make an already good photo into a better one,
    or make a wonderful photo into something really impressive...
    but if the photo from e start is already crap... how much can DI do...? =)

    i guess we have nothing much to worry about, just carry on snapping~

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    Aiya, what's the heck. Those who don't want to engage pros to take wedding photos, go ahead lor. I have friends who told me that their pros' photos sucks and their friends' photos of them good like pro. I also have fair amount of friends telling me that they ended up no wedding photos or ther photos sucks becos their friends' camera broke down etc etc. Anything can happen in this world. Just gunna bad luck, even a top-notch photos will turn out like "goose". Don't forget, friends took photos with no stress. Ask them to be main photographers, probably their photos may turn our like sh*t. So it's whether you willing to take the risk or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric69
    Ok lor, believe you. K?
    Yeah u better do

    Luckily I had another photographer (paid). The other one who screwed up is a friend who insisted on shooting for me ( ). Phew!

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    A Digital camera may make taking technically competent photos easier.

    But it doesn't make taking a great photo any easier.

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    come on. this is what i hate. Photography is still a form of art, not so much of technical skills. More advance technology makes taking photos more accessible, easier in some ways, but it does not replace one's sense of beauty, eye for photography, whatever you call that.

    If anyone think photography is about the new digital cameras coming out next week, or advance technology...... find a new hobby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freed
    If anyone think photography is about the new digital cameras coming out next week, or advance technology...... find a new hobby.
    What would you suggest for the new hobby?

    Spiders or fighting fish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    What would you suggest for the new hobby?

    Spiders or fighting fish?
    Hi, Sion,

    Sorry if I offended you, but that's is what I think.
    Spiders or fighting fish, you decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freed
    Hi, Sion,

    Sorry if I offended you, but that's is what I think.
    Spiders or fighting fish, you decide.
    I believe both of u are on the same side...
    check Sion's previous posts... =)

    dun think anyone should be offended... lolz

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    I've got a DSLR and not pro;
    in fact, I don't even consider myself a 'photographer'

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    cameraman? man behind a camera? man who operate a camera? !??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam
    I've got a DSLR and not pro;
    in fact, I don't even consider myself a 'photographer'

    den what are you? cameraman, lensman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Arcanic~
    I believe both of u are on the same side...
    check Sion's previous posts... =)

    dun think anyone should be offended... lolz

    Sion got a dark sense of humor, take it with a couple of spiders and fishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    den what are you? cameraman, lensman?
    boy playing with toy

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    I'm an observer, not a photographer.I can't take anything other than street stuff.
    We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    a DSLR/SLR doesn't equate to good/great pics. neither does a PnS/35mm compacts mean bad pics. a colleague of mine, who got married last yr, had a 'pro' using a DSLR shooting her wedding dinner at marina mandarin. guess wat? we, friends, took better pics using our hp cams/PnS/35mm compacts than the 'pro', so said my colleague. go figure....

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    Actually, with a good camera, setting everything to auto and the standard settings of the camera should give you DECENT results. In a wedding dinner situation, in terms of lights, contrast, etc, normally, there isn't any difficult shooting conditions.

    Problem starts when the inexperienced photog starts to meddle with the setting. In fact, the more expensive a cam, the more functions and settings it has, and so, potential to have more problem.

    When I got my dSLR, I left everything to the factory setting and then, progressively learn to use each setting and feature. BTW, I am still on AutoWB.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture

    When I got my dSLR, I left everything to the factory setting and then, progressively learn to use each setting and feature. BTW, I am still on AutoWB.
    no sweat... so am i!
    If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed. ― Deeksha Mittal

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    .......just 1 cent not even 2 cents

    This is the result of an affluent society..

    You buy I buy and not knowing what I am buying.... U use I use and don't how to use....
    Say what you like if U have the mean to spend so be it... almost everybody have HPs and of course digital cameras.. what a contrast if we compare in the days of 60s and 70s

    I have a Seagull SLR in 1976..Minolta mount and later a ?????? SLR and in 1977 after saving like hell I got my Pentax K2 for $800 with only a 50mm lens.

    I agreed with all that had said... it is the photographer that count and not the camera. Sometimes they go along with luck!

    Yappy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    den what are you? cameraman, lensman?
    What about "a man with a black box with a hole"?

    Something like a big boy with a big spider box?

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    My answer is no to above question. Actually, digital technology ease the load and open new areas for photogs. Like any other profession, the photogs need to upgrade his own skill and remain competitive. Whether u r a v gd or jus average photogs, u need to keep up with technology.

    U can't stop changes in the environment, but u can always change urself to suits it...hehe..

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