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    It would be good to have "ice breaking sessions" aka kopi sessions where people meet without godzilla lenses or gears, but to know one another and build friendship first. That way, the problem with "paiseh to take out my PS when the one next to me is pulling out a 300m prime"... it should end up as the PS guy and the godzilla lens guy exchanging tech tips and maybe have a healthy discussion to why each platform has its plus and minus.

    But more importantly, this is about community, and building a community should be priority over a peacock exhibition of who has the bigger and better and more expsive gears, which I believe is never the case with most members here. I have some friends in here whom I have known for years and though they own Godzilla lenses while I was on a prosumer, that never stopped us from discussing photography at all. In fact, we have all become very good friends over the years.

    Community first. Has to be this way, I believe this is what CS set out to be in the first place. Having pros/seasoned shooters among the community is a bonus because then the newbies can start learning from them.

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    I've attended quite a lot of photoshoots. Never had instances of people comparing their equipment or looking down on others because of equipment. We have Canon users with big 70-200L lenses, we also have people shooting with 50/1.8's, and they get along just fine.

    So I think the feeling is more internal than external, ie newbies tend to feel intimidated, but it's more in their own minds than in reality.

    However, I have had some organisers who say to me quite plainly, "you still shooting film ah", or "why are you stilling shooting film?", or saying to others, "give him a chance, he's using film" when I'm trying to elbow into position to get a shot.

    I sometimes feel like giving them retorts like "digital so good meh?", but I really have no time to go into F vs D debates.

    However, I do get fellow CS-ers who come up to me saying how brave I am to use film, how they are afraid to use it because they don't have confidence that their shots will turn out good because film camera doesn't provide LCD feedback, etc.
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    well, i went for my first photoshoot today.
    and had a really good time.. everyone was pretty friendly and it all went quite well.

    also, everyone was so busy shooting, you dont really ahve time to sit down and look at equipment etc... so doesnt really matter what you bring..

    in fact, i spent quite a lot of time shooting with my cheap and cheerful 50mm 1.8. good lens for portraits!

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    Hi,

    Have to pardon me cos I have no idea what going on around here...
    I am new to photography.

    But I am willing to invest my time on photography ..
    If let me know..May I join your group.?

    Thank You

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    Quote Originally Posted by waileong View Post
    I've attended quite a lot of photoshoots. Never had instances of people comparing their equipment or looking down on others because of equipment. We have Canon users with big 70-200L lenses, we also have people shooting with 50/1.8's, and they get along just fine.

    So I think the feeling is more internal than external, ie newbies tend to feel intimidated, but it's more in their own minds than in reality.

    However, I have had some organisers who say to me quite plainly, "you still shooting film ah", or "why are you stilling shooting film?", or saying to others, "give him a chance, he's using film" when I'm trying to elbow into position to get a shot.

    I sometimes feel like giving them retorts like "digital so good meh?", but I really have no time to go into F vs D debates.

    However, I do get fellow CS-ers who come up to me saying how brave I am to use film, how they are afraid to use it because they don't have confidence that their shots will turn out good because film camera doesn't provide LCD feedback, etc.
    Typical Singaporeans lah.

    Heard from a friend that some CSers bring 70-200 'L' lens to paid model shoots.... Hmm... Interesting choice of lens to use for shooting portrait.

    Maybe next time u see Singaporeans driving their 'E' Class Mercedes to race tracks or mountain terrains.

    Uppz for our fellow Singaporeans !

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryPigleT View Post
    Typical Singaporeans lah.

    Heard from a friend that some CSers bring 70-200 'L' lens to paid model shoots.... Hmm... Interesting choice of lens to use for shooting portrait.

    Maybe next time u see Singaporeans driving their 'E' Class Mercedes to race tracks or mountain terrains.

    Uppz for our fellow Singaporeans !
    May I kno why you find it strange for a paid model shoots with 70-200 'L' ? Why such comments as to classified a lens to such events and further quoted Mercedes driven to mountain terrains? Curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryPigleT View Post
    Typical Singaporeans lah.

    Heard from a friend that some CSers bring 70-200 'L' lens to paid model shoots.... Hmm... Interesting choice of lens to use for shooting portrait.

    Maybe next time u see Singaporeans driving their 'E' Class Mercedes to race tracks or mountain terrains.

    Uppz for our fellow Singaporeans !
    haha. whats wrong with bringing a 70-200L lens to shoot portraits?

    its a fantastic portrait lens. and your comment only shows up ur obvious ignorance in this matter.
    ive also shot portraits with 300mm lenses... and theres professional photogs who use 500/600mm lenses too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryPigleT View Post
    Typical Singaporeans lah.

    Heard from a friend that some CSers bring 70-200 'L' lens to paid model shoots.... Hmm... Interesting choice of lens to use for shooting portrait.

    Maybe next time u see Singaporeans driving their 'E' Class Mercedes to race tracks or mountain terrains.

    Uppz for our fellow Singaporeans !
    wish to know what's wrong with shooting potrait with 70-200 too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdredd View Post
    haha. whats wrong with bringing a 70-200L lens to shoot portraits?

    ive also shot portraits with 300mm lenses... and theres professional photogs who use 500/600mm lenses too...
    Wow, how far do u intend to stand away from ur object with a 500/600mm lens ?
    Tot its a model shoot, not a birdie watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdredd View Post
    haha. whats wrong with bringing a 70-200L lens to shoot portraits?

    its a fantastic portrait lens. and your comment only shows up ur obvious ignorance in this matter.
    ive also shot portraits with 300mm lenses... and theres professional photogs who use 500/600mm lenses too...
    500/600 is for the professionals lar..u need at least somebody to help u interact wif the model on posing..else u got to bring a loud speaker wif u liao..

    as for shooting wif a 70-200, its still alright, cos 70-135 is a very good range for potraits..and its not easy oso as compared to a 50mm prime..
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    Default Re: Follow-up to "Why don't I join the photoshoots?"

    I also wanted to join but how?

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    Default Re: Follow-up to "Why don't I join the photoshoots?"

    Quote Originally Posted by excelglsi View Post
    I also wanted to join but how?
    Check out Model Shoots forum and Outings Forum

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