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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    This post catch my eyes

    I am in media, and i travel half the globe,still travelling quarter of it and meet and know quite a lot of super rich and amazing people who always share 1 common thing that i Call expensive hobby
    1 - WOMANISING
    2 - KEEPING A TOY BOY
    *no offence here*
    u know how they just fly some girl out for a 2 day holiday for usd6000 and how some buy their fav. - not one but a few that channel to that 1 special fav toyboy, shopping with him, can chock up - the most extravaganza of a private yatch..

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    How to believe a liar that calls him/herself a liar?

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicolec View Post
    This post catch my eyes

    I am in media, and i travel half the globe,still travelling quarter of it and meet and know quite a lot of super rich and amazing people who always share 1 common thing that i Call expensive hobby
    1 - WOMANISING
    2 - KEEPING A TOY BOY
    *no offence here*
    u know how they just fly some girl out for a 2 day holiday for usd6000 and how some buy their fav. - not one but a few that channel to that 1 special fav toyboy, shopping with him, can chock up - the most extravaganza of a private yatch..
    Then you have met only the 'wrong' ones :-)

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Quote Originally Posted by attap seed View Post
    i read a story long long ago about how one famous photographer got started in photography.

    1. take a old biscuit tin, poke the smallest hole u can.

    2. seal it up w masking tape.

    3. in darkness, put in a piece of photographic paper.

    4. write NIKON on the discuit tin, and go shooting.
    I did the same thing when I was young and put 'Canon' instead, but it didn't make me famous????

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien View Post
    I did the same thing when I was young and put 'Canon' instead, but it didn't make me famous????

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    oic.

    perhaps u wanted faster auto-focus, so u wrote Canon on the tin?

    if u had wanted more contrast, u would ve wrote Leica instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attap seed View Post
    oic.

    perhaps u wanted faster auto-focus, so u wrote Canon on the tin?

    if u had wanted more contrast, u would ve wrote Leica instead.

    hmm....so if I do that now, and write D3 instead....

    Will my pictures make ppl go WOW ?

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Quote Originally Posted by attap seed View Post
    oic.

    perhaps u wanted faster auto-focus, so u wrote Canon on the tin?

    if u had wanted more contrast, u would ve wrote Leica instead.

    hmm....so if I do that now, and write D3 instead....

    Will my pictures make ppl go WOW ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    hmm....so if I do that now, and write D3 instead....

    Will my pictures make ppl go WOW ?
    it is the person that is behind the camera that create the pictures and make me go wow!
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    no no no...
    that is where you are mistaken, my friend.

    With the D3, you just set it to mode 'W' on the dial, and leave the camera to compose, adjust ISO, shutter, aperture, WB, and also find the best moment to snap the shutter.

    CONFIRM the picture will come out WOW !
    Don't believe me? Buy a D3 and try for yourself!



    * so in conclusion, photography is a hobby that requires some $$, but is not necessarily only reserved for those with $$$.
    BUT, WOW photography is reserved for those with $$$$.
    Last edited by ZerocoolAstra; 8th August 2008 at 11:09 AM.

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    definately answer is no with capital N.

    these is cheap way to take photos and expensive way to take photos as a hobby.

    I first start with point and shot camera. Shot photos like crazy. Then change to SLR and spending lot on getting a new lens and gear recently.

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    check my flickr site. Most pics using cheap camera. Only recent album are from SLR, which i still learning. Using SLR is so much different and fun than point and shot camera.
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    There are 2 types of photographers; those that take photos and those that hoard photographic equipments. If you are the latter, then it will be an expensive hobby. But if you are the former, it will still be expensive but can be within means.

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    When I started photography in the early '70s during school days.
    I started with a S$75 Seagull TLR camera (New).
    And I take mainly with B&W 120 roll film only.
    And develop it in school FOC.
    The picture quality are very sharp and can blow up to 20"x24" easily.
    I used to developed this size for the inter school photo competetion back then.
    So it does not means that you must have $$$ to take up photography as a Hobby.

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    Definitely photography is an expensive hobby but fulfilling at the same time. What to do?

    But i guess once a photographer got his setup esp the lenses done. He won't have to spend much.


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    I started photography with a 110 format pocket camera 30 years ago...young photographers may not see or heard of 110 format now .......

    I proceeded with 35 mm Range View Finder, SLR and now into DSLR... is it expensive??? Sure it is for me as a student then.

    But when i looked back, it is not really that expensive if you take it within your means.... enjoy photography and upgrade your system gradually...

    btw, printing photos 30 years ago took 3 to 5 days at a studio and cost me 35 cents each....

    Though I can now afford more expensive items, i still keep it simple...just upgraded my camera last year after 10 years and just got a new ultra wide angle lens last month..... still work within my budget.... Remember... photography can be a passion but keep changing equipment is not...

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    I am not rich, but photography is my serious hobby.
    I spent on equipment within my means.

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    My take for overall expenditure is same for some of the commentors already mentioned, the initial answer "NO", the final answer "YES".

    True enough when you started out, you can say hey... I gonna spend this much only. That's when the answer fits the "NO". But then as you learn and leap into the more advance stage, you notice your system cannot get what you wanted, you becomes curious how it can do it. You wanted more, you wanted to try out how this can be done with this lens and that camera.

    Face it. All human beings are just curious creatures, when you see someone's works, you definitely wanna learn how he/she did it. If your current setup doesn't allow that, you will wanna find out which is the next level to move into. That's where the so called "investment" becomes heavier and heavier. Ask a smoker not to smoke, you can tell him it's bad for health. Ask a photographer don't should, what you wanna tell him/her ? Sorry too much light is bad for eyes ? hahahaha

    I started out with a D300, which is already a hefty investment, but then I move on to D3 because I just love and enjoy the low noise it offers at night. I'm not rich either, but luckily compared to some younger folks, I can afford to an extent. Of course, I'm quite sure some reading my article are way richer than me and can afford much better setup, which is a question of they want or not.

    My final answer, this is definitely an expensive sport. Gone are the good old days pals... I have not been to the good old days, but I know they are gone for good. Electronics got cheaper, but it means for what you get, it's cheaper. It's not that cheap to your wallet after all.

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    It all depends how serious you are into the hobby. As with ANY hobby. If photography is just about taking snapshots, of course it need not be expensive. But there's only so much you can do with a P&S, all else being equal. Just take shutter lag and noise as examples, there's simply no workaround this on a P&S vs a DSLR, lets face it.

    When other factors come into play such as buffer size, noise, sharpness, reach, CA, bokeh, speed (as in f-stop), weather-sealed or not, focusing speed, IS etc etc, the amount one spends goes into the thousands. Whether thousands of dollars is cheap or expensive is relative of course. But from a "hobby" POV, it definitely is for me and I believe for most people as well.

    In short, if you are willing to compromise (or just ignorance) - cheap. If not - expensive.

    My 2cts.

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    hmm im my opinion, photography isn't a hobby thats ONLY for those with $$$, but its definitely one of the hobbies where having more $$$ DEFINITELY helps, even though its not a big factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingsnapshots View Post
    hmm im my opinion, photography isn't a hobby thats ONLY for those with $$$, but its definitely one of the hobbies where having more $$$ DEFINITELY helps, even though its not a big factor.
    It's not a big factor only if you constantly think it's not a big factor
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    while having a little extra $$$ helps (honestly...anything with extra $$$ helps alot! lol!), photography is also for those who has time on their hands. i mean, taking fotos is not as easy as whipping out the camera and just snap. some planning are at least involved, and for a career person working overtime, this consideration is...considerable.
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