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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)...)
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    It was explained to me.. Ha ha ha aha... you guys teach, we follow!

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    So you are the Philosophy Cat here?

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    .....is don't give unsolicited "advice" as though you know better - you may be wrong and in fact a worse photographer than the one you try to advise. Mai Kay Kiang.

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    .....is don't give unsolicited "advice" as though you know better - you may be wrong and in fact a worse photographer than the one you try to advise. Mai Kay Kiang.

    "Don't give unsolicited advice"
    is the best solicitated advice we've seen here.

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    my advice " GET OUT AND SHOOT ! "
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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    assume the photographers already have some basic acknowledge about photography,

    else whatever advice being given is pretty useless, and may interpreted wrongly.
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    A lady cat that likes to dig out flowers from garden?
    shhhh. . .
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    "Sharpness is overrated" - Henri Cartier Bresson

    you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye

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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    assume the photographers already have some basic acknowledge about photography,

    else whatever advice being given is pretty useless, and may interpreted wrongly.
    Not this one:

    "Shoot XMM from low angle with wide angle lens"

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    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.)
    These holds very true especially for hobbyists like me

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    "Sharpness is overrated" - Henri Cartier Bresson

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    assume the photographers already have some basic acknowledge about photography,

    else whatever advice being given is pretty useless, and may interpreted wrongly.
    Agreed with the above. With regards to equipment, I remember reading, in one of Ansel Adams books, that almost any modern camera is quite capable nowadays (that was back in the 70's odd, so imagine with regards to the camera equipment of the 2010's)...

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    i used to be conscious about my gear a lot but later on as i kept reading up on general photography and seeing other people pull off great shots with only just a standard gear and personal experience as well in joining photoshoots i then realized that you have to simply just overcome your insecurity from other people's work, keep it original, shoot only for yourself and just have fun. I learned to enjoy photography bec of those.

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    it is not the camera which composes great photos but the photographer's mind instead
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Not this one:

    "Shoot XMM from low angle with wide angle lens"
    People are fined or go to jail for that & afterwards get treatment from IMH .

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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    "Sharpness is overrated" - Henri Cartier Bresson

    This is another very true statement.
    It has become an obsession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post

    This is another very true statement.
    It has become an obsession.
    High ISO performance, wide DR, fast frame rate, bokeh, no CA, no distortion, and AF accuracy and speed leh?

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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    High ISO performance, wide DR, fast frame rate, bokeh, no CA, no distortion, and AF accuracy and speed leh?
    yes, but the most common comment is "it is not sharp enough", "nice and sharp", "tack sharp"......
    Everyone seems to be obsessed with sharpness.

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    Default Re: The best piece of advice in photography

    technical OBSESSION.
    wanting/chasing after the BEST when "good enough" is enough.

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    Rookies seeks sharper image.
    Pro’s seeks to make money.
    Artist seeks light. – Anonymous

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