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    Yes, I (or we) love photography. But will you quit your current job to work for it or not? I wouldn't, once it's a work, becomes boring. I rather have a stable job and photography as hobby but I still invest on it. So, what about you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    Yes, I (or we) love photography. But will you quit your current job to work for it or not? I wouldn't, once it's a work, becomes boring. I rather have a stable job and photography as hobby but I still invest on it. So, what about you?
    the word "invest", means you put efforts, time and money into something, you are expecting some returns, so what kind of returns you expect from your hobby?
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    Once you take photography as a job, whether is part time or full time, you will have obligation, duties and responsibilities, and you have no choice to do something that you don't like, or even hate it.
    moreover, 80% to 90 % of your energy and time are doing something else and not taking photos, even when you are taking photos, may not be always be your favourite subjects in front of your lens.
    So does anyone here still think doing photography as career is very glamours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post

    the word "invest", means you put efforts, time and money into something, you are expecting some returns, so what kind of returns you expect from your hobby?
    The returns would be sharing the moments with other. But once it's for work, it's another story. Therefore, I only invest on certain equipments, esp those which I use mostly.
    Only Sony device mostly, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    The returns would be sharing the moments with other.....

    .... only in faery tales ......in reality, it's usually different ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    The returns would be sharing the moments with other. But once it's for work, it's another story. Therefore, I only invest on certain equipments, esp those which I use mostly.
    How often you find those photos are stimulating and exciting which shot by other photographers?
    if you don't, it is the same way what other photographers felt when they look at our photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    How often you find those photos are stimulating and exciting which shot by other photographers?
    if you don't, it is the same way what other photographers felt when they look at our photos.

    Depends on the theme lah .........
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    the word "invest", means you put efforts, time and money into something, you are expecting some returns, so what kind of returns you expect from your hobby?
    The attention of XMMs for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    Depends on the theme lah .........
    Red loincloth theme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    The returns would be sharing the moments with other.
    You can also sharing the moments with another shooting kaki Lim Kopi and talk **** sing song what ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You can also sharing the moments with another shooting kaki Lim Kopi and talk **** sing song....
    Those moments are reserved by you ...... and for you ...................
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    ....I rather have a stable job and photography as hobby but I still invest on it. So, what about you?
    I rather have no job and no photography.

    But there must be lots of fruits on the trees and plenty of fishes in the sea to keep me from hunger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Red loincloth theme?

    ....ward off evil spirits .......辟邪 ..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    Those moments are reserved by you ...... and for you ...................
    ..... and with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    ..... and with you.
    ...:......as long as you keep your distance ............. .......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    ...:......as long as you keep your distance ............. .......
    Of course when you're in red loincloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Of course when you're in red loincloth.
    Somehow this conversation is reminding me of that picture in joke thread about why bikers should wear black...
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    It is better if you are doing something you like (in this case we are talking of photography as your passion) than something you totally dislike but need to for a living.

    When you have passion, you will perform better simply you want it to be better. Of course you will get bored with whatever you do even if it is going for a holiday but ultimately, you will miss what you like best.

    But it is less likely to happen to Singaporean from my experiences. Why, survival in this tight market and scare resources. What pay you best, you will try no matter how you dislike it, till you have to give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post

    How often you find those photos are stimulating and exciting which shot by other photographers?
    if you don't, it is the same way what other photographers felt when they look at our photos.
    For own friends la. Wait too stunning, kenna harassed for working for them. Ha ha!
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    Simple answer is keep it as a hobby

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