to put it simply yes why not... the same go for otherOriginally Posted by shinken
to put it simply yes why not... the same go for otherOriginally Posted by shinken
Last edited by eow; 21st January 2006 at 09:29 AM.
Reason is because, being able to produce good works doesn't make one person any more right than he/she should be.Originally Posted by eow
I'll make it easier for you to understand. If (hypothetically) I can shoot better than you, doesn't entitle me to make the claim that my camera is better than yours.
The same applies to photography and any other fields that involve intellectual discussions.
To my dear eow, first of all, nothing personal. (now I can rant and rave!)
How mistaken you can be. My opinions and arguement will not be enhanced a bit even if my pictures are hanging in the best museums in the world, published on the covers of magazines, or admired by all the members here on CS.
What I say here and how well I take pictures have nothing to do with each other. You think my critics will back off even if they like my pictures? They are not criticising my ability as a photographer. They merely disagree with me on what I said, which are very opinionated, or do not agree on my frequent sharp tongue, and perhaps the bluntness or my delivery.
Now, got it? If not, I really have no idea how to get this through that impenetratable skull of yours.
that the prob i got impenetrable skull ,stubborn and a bit dyslexic
convince me ...and i shall stand by yr side ..else why...
Really, why? No need. If everyone on earth agrees with me, well that would really boost my already inflated ego but, the world will be a very boring place.Originally Posted by eow
You are entitled to your opinion, however misguided they might be. If you don't agree with me, even though deep down, you know I am right, fine with me, it's your opinion and your choice not to see the light.
The intent of an intellectual discussion may not always to be "right" or to "convince" others to adopt the same point of view. It could also be to "enhance" and to "enrich" through sharing of differenct perpectives.Originally Posted by eow
Isn't it tiring to want to "persuade" and "convince" others? I thought most of the discussion in this thread is pretty remarkable in the respect that (many) people here are capable of agreeing to disagree. That's respectable. End result for these people is not to be "right" or "win" the argument.
Now those concepts would be difficult for me to simplify...
i really hate to ask this, but ...Originally Posted by eow
post a picture of yours in this thread and i'll decide whether to agree with you or not get it?
all this talk, means one thing: Singapore best-est-dest. World class photography hub to attract all the cheem cheem debating!
worry about photography standards? go and shoot more lah!
just click a search under my nick.. bro eikinOriginally Posted by eikin
Last edited by eow; 21st January 2006 at 10:42 AM.
Originally Posted by eikin
you are not reading me correctlyOriginally Posted by eow
it the same thing broOriginally Posted by eikin
beside i 'm going out to practice my shooting now ciao
Last edited by eow; 21st January 2006 at 11:52 AM.
i see, your skull is indeed very thick. i'll try one last time.Originally Posted by eow
i'm not a good cook, but i am entitled to the criticising of the food you prepared as tasting horrible
Last edited by eikin; 21st January 2006 at 04:32 PM.
Precisely my point and that has been my experience as well. Which brings us back to the very tough question.Originally Posted by Jemapela
Who can "rightfully" claim himself to be a professional?
a)By virtue of qualifications (insert all funny acronyms here....) even though his real life standard might be lacking?
b)By virtue of income earned? even though his real life standard might be lacking?
c)By virtue of the quality of his work. even though he may not have paper qualifications?
d)Or does someone need to have qualifications, sizeable income earned and have exceptional ouput beyond that of the common wannabe to be worthy?
tks at least u bother to taste my horrible cookingOriginally Posted by eikin
ah, now you've gone smarter. so you have no right to stop anyone from criticising your pictures even if they don't know how to take picturesOriginally Posted by eow
nah it just yr taste bud my friend. diff people diff tasteOriginally Posted by ekin
Originally Posted by Zerstorer
This is a multiple-choice question difficult to answer.
Personally, I feel that the ones who fit any of the description/definition in the dictionary (differences in interpretation aside) can rightfully call themselves professionals. In that sense, I could be considered one although I almost always never call myself one.
Whether or not they can perform to the high standards expected of them is an entirely different matter. I, or we, just have to give them the benefit of doubt.
As an example, even professionals such as doctors and engineers make mistakes and cause fatalities but until they do, most people tend to assume/believe that professionals always know what they are doing.
Today, I really have had a very bad day.
First, when I was in a taxi to work, my colleauge called me as I was late for work and I casually remarked to him that taxi drivers these days usually drive dangerously. The taxi driver overhead it and said : “Show me how you can drive better than me before you criticise taxi drivers”.
As I was walking towards the lifts in my office building after I had alighted from the taxi, I noticed that some of the decorative plants in the hall had wilted and I commented to the security guard that standard of upkeeping gardens is too low in S’pore. The gardener happened to be around, overheard what I said and then retorted : “Show me your garden and plants that you’re good in gardening before you criticise gardeners, OK!!!”.
Then I found that 2 of the 4 lifts were still under repair since 2 days ago and so I commented to others who were also waiting for the lift that the repair was taking a long time. The technician overhead me and said to me : “ Then show me that you can repair faster before you comment on lift technicicans!!!”.
During lunch time, I went with my colleagues to a Chinese restaurant. We found that the food wasn’t so nice and, from our numerous previous experience in eating at Chinese restaurants, one of my colleagues casually remarked that the standards of food in Chinese restaurant in S’pore wasn’t very good. The cook happened to be around and heard what we said, and confronted us : “Show me your cooking and prove that you’re a good cook before you rant!!!”.
As I was walking with my colleague along Orchard Road after work, we passed by a busker singing and we stood there to listen for a while. A passerby commented to his friend that the singing by buskers in S’pore wasn’t really good. Another passerby overheard them and retorted : “You go down there and sing to prove to me that you can sing better before you open your mouth!!!”.
Then we went to the Esplanade to watch a local dance performance. During the interlude, I commented that the performance wasn’t that good and the standards were much higher in the US and UK. A fellow audience overheard and responded to me : “Can you dance well? Show me that you can dance better than them before you express your negative opinion!!!”
Later after the dance performance, I saw the dancers and their friends patting each other’s back and praising each other how well they’ve performed even though they had made some mistakes and fell onto the floor a few times accidentally. (Similar kind of scenes is often seen in the photo galleries).
Then in the MRT on our way home, we overheard someone talking about the S-League. So my colleague said that S-League got no standards and I agreed. Another fellow passenger overheard us and said to us : “You two can play better meh? Show me that you can play better soccer before you comment. !!!”
Lessons learnt ?:
1)If have a bad opinion on something, keep quiet unless I can show them that I’m good in it and am better than them.
2)If the other party is my friend, say something good and pat his back even if it’s actually a bad piece of work and even if I can’t really distinguish good from bad. This way, they will also pat my back in return when I show my work.
In this way, everyone else is happy.
depends on where d lesson is learnt.