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    Default The best piece of advice in photography

    BE YOURSELF!


    This means;
    1. Don't copy others
    2. Follow your heart
    3. Don't worry about what other people think or like





    (Note: This advice was the most popular one given by Magnum photographers to aspiring young photographers, as seen on the Magnum photo blog.)
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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    BE YOURSELF!


    This means;
    1. Don't copy others
    2. Follow your heart
    3. Don't worry about what other people think or like





    (Note: This advice was the most popular one given by Magnum photographers to aspiring young photographers, as seen on the Magnum photo blog.)
    It is so true, Zaren, so true.

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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    BE YOURSELF!


    This means;
    1. Don't copy others
    2. Follow your heart
    3. Don't worry about what other people think or like





    (Note: This advice was the most popular one given by Magnum photographers to aspiring young photographers, as seen on the Magnum photo blog.)
    I expected him to say:

    "Buy the best camera."


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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    BE YOURSELF!


    3. Don't worry about what other people think or like





    (Note: This advice was the most popular one given by Magnum photographers to aspiring young photographers, as seen on the Magnum photo blog.)
    especially when posting photos in Clubsnap. LOL

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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    "Best" is a moving target. constantly evolving, changing.
    What is best today may not be the best tomorrow.
    At times, we hv to stop at where is good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    "Best" is a moving target. constantly evolving, changing.
    What is best today may not be the best tomorrow.
    At times, we hv to stop at where is good enough.
    Use the right tool for the right job, the best camera is the one that can do the job well.

    I thought sion will said the best piece of advice in photography is to shoot XMM until they become aunties
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    Use the right tool for the right job, the best camera is the one that can do the job well.

    I thought sion will said the best piece of advice in photography is to shoot XMM until they become aunties
    No I said: "Shoot only aunties."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    No I said: "Shoot only aunties."
    Thread always get derailed very fast when there are more than 1 kitty cat participating in it.
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    I think 3 is harder to follow if you shoot commercially. At some point client's opinion, demands, requirements become a direction. Just my opinion though. :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    BE YOURSELF!


    This means;
    1. Don't copy others
    2. Follow your heart
    3. Don't worry about what other people think or like





    (Note: This advice was the most popular one given by Magnum photographers to aspiring young photographers, as seen on the Magnum photo blog.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    Thread always get derailed very fast when there are more than 1 kitty cat participating in it.
    That's what we call 'cat fight'
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    Quote Originally Posted by photo-orama View Post
    I think 3 is harder to follow if you shoot commercially. At some point client's opinion, demands, requirements become a direction. Just my opinion though. :-)
    Because of no. 3, Sam Abell nearly lost his job at Nat Geo. Thankfully, he stuck to his own style of photography, subtle and understated, and eventually won over his bosses at Nat Geo.

    Nothing wrong with doing what others like, but by being true to yourself, you will define your own style and differentiate yourself from others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    Thread always get derailed very fast when there are more than 1 kitty cat participating in it.
    Any thread in KPT will be derailed very fast. Nothing new here

    Just trying to add some photography substance to Kopitiam, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    Use the right tool for the right job, the best camera is the one that can do the job well.

    I thought sion will said the best piece of advice in photography is to shoot XMM until they become aunties
    Absolutely...use the right tool for the job. At the same time, don't get too hung up over the gear. If the quality of one's photography doesn't improve,
    buying better gear to the sole exclusion of all other factors is neither the best solution nor the panacea
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I expected him to say:

    "Buy the best camera."

    That is a given. I daresay Clubsnappers already own some of the best cameras of camera enthusiasts worldwide.

    But it is quite telling that none of the expert photographers at Magnum, Nat Geo etc advise "buying the best/better camera" as the path to better photography.
    Last edited by zaren; 20th April 2013 at 04:46 PM.
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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    Any thread in KPT will be derailed very fast. Nothing new here

    Just trying to add some photography substance to Kopitiam, lol.
    But why?? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by photo-orama View Post
    But why?? :-)
    why not? anything goes here right?
    KPT also has much more readership than any other forum!
    Last edited by zaren; 20th April 2013 at 04:53 PM.
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    There is a whole lot of kitties that frequent here (in fact, one of them wanted to hear philosophy questions in kopitiam last/this week)... so people follow the kitties (go figure why!), and thus the readership here is so high! (I am guilty as charged! CS: football, B&S, and the few funny threads in kopitiam).

    From "School of Visual Arts, Orientation Handbook" there comes an encouragement: Sooner or later someone will say it is art :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    why not? anything goes here right?
    KPT also has much more readership than any other forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photo-orama View Post
    There is a whole lot of kitties that frequent here (in fact, one of them wanted to hear philosophy questions in kopitiam last/this week)... so people follow the kitties (go figure why!), and thus the readership here is so high! (I am guilty as charged! CS: football, B&S, and the few funny threads in kopitiam).

    From "School of Visual Arts, Orientation Handbook" there comes an encouragement: Sooner or later someone will say it is art :-)
    very true....everything qualifies as art nowadays.
    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    BE YOURSELF!
    I am a CAT ! meowww!
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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    BE YOURSELF!


    This means;
    1. Don't copy others
    2. Follow your heart
    3. Don't worry about what other people think or like





    (Note: This advice was the most popular one given by Magnum photographers to aspiring young photographers, as seen on the Magnum photo blog.)


    my advice " GET OUT AND SHOOT ! "
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