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    What was one thing that resulted in your photography moving up a significant step?

    It could be a new technique, another person's work, a different camera/lens, a problem you faced...

    Just thought it would be informative and perhaps enlightening to hear what you have to share.

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    When I broke off with my girlfriend many years ago. I was so depressed I spent all my available free time shooting and find myself so submerged in it that I gradually forgot about her. We are still friends in contact though. My shots, angles, visualisation skills jump by leaps and bounds during the short 2 months.

    In case if you need to improve on your photoshoot......

    Andy Ho

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    umm..remembering to check for film before shooting away? i've had some (embarassing) moments where i thought i'd gotten THE shot...but no film...

    damn!

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    Originally posted by Andy Ho
    When I broke off with my girlfriend many years ago. I was so depressed I spent all my available free time shooting and find myself so submerged in it that I gradually forgot about her. We are still friends in contact though. My shots, angles, visualisation skills jump by leaps and bounds during the short 2 months.

    In case if you need to improve on your photoshoot......

    Andy Ho
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    2 incidents

    first one-------
    my friend ask me
    "have you considered photography as a career ?"

    second one
    same friend commented on my photo
    "blur photos works too" and he also showed me a book my Michael Ackerman

    and it all CLICKED !
    36frames Wedding Photography - http://www.36frames.com
    rueyloon - http://www.rueyloon.com

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    Originally posted by Wolfgang


    I can empathise with how you feel...
    Thanks. In hindsight, I am rather glad that my failed relationship has given new hope to a passion that surpass any other. It has endured for years since then.

    Andy Ho

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    thanks guys for your input!

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    Originally posted by Andy Ho
    When I broke off with my girlfriend many years ago. I was so depressed I spent all my available free time shooting and find myself so submerged in it that I gradually forgot about her. We are still friends in contact though. My shots, angles, visualisation skills jump by leaps and bounds during the short 2 months.

    In case if you need to improve on your photoshoot......

    Andy Ho
    sounds like a Louis Cha novel..
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Originally posted by Andy Ho
    When I broke off with my girlfriend many years ago. I was so depressed I spent all my available free time shooting and find myself so submerged in it that I gradually forgot about her. We are still friends in contact though. My shots, angles, visualisation skills jump by leaps and bounds during the short 2 months.

    In case if you need to improve on your photoshoot......

    Andy Ho
    That sounds REALLY familiar...
    That's why I picked up golf and photography.
    Unfortunately, neither are cheap, but she is

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    I majored in photography in a university in London. During those days, because books of great photographers' works were in abundance, I studies the images published and incorporated the different syles in my shoots; sometimes a few styles in one session. From there, I slowly found a style of my own. I loved the B&W, really cool works by Herb Ritts, at the same time loved the classique feel and elegance of what Horst P Horst did. When shooting, depending on what the subject matter is, I find that incorporating a little a both works great.
    Last edited by Heartshape; 13th December 2005 at 06:31 AM.

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    my wife(then girlfriend) took a module of photojournalism in her NTU's Comm Studies course, and we took my first and only to-date basic photography course....all those time spending in the darkroom....ahhh!

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    For me is that I went for photography outing and forgot to bring my CF card...
    Lucky my friend got spare to land me...
    Now I always have a spare in my back...
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    when I understood how exposures were made.

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    When I have naked neighbours and I have no camera. Seriously

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    hey ppl, this thread is 2 yrs old!!!

    for me, some "moments" have been seeing others' work (like, recently, arnold newman), and shooting in B+W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott
    When I have naked neighbours and I have no camera. Seriously
    wow! are ur neighbours still naked?

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    when i started using a flimsy slik tripod, at least i realised the difference with and without a tripod, and i overcame my first barrier among many barriers in learning photography. and once i cross my first stream, i started looking at crossing the next river, and the next and the next, till i cross the ocean.....

    ever learning. ever upgrading.... and the earth never runs out of her beauty for us to admire

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    Quote Originally Posted by UandMe
    wow! are ur neighbours still naked?
    Parent have to move Boy I missed Clementi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ho
    When I broke off with my girlfriend many years ago. I was so depressed I spent all my available free time shooting and find myself so submerged in it that I gradually forgot about her. We are still friends in contact though. My shots, angles, visualisation skills jump by leaps and bounds during the short 2 months.

    In case if you need to improve on your photoshoot......

    Andy Ho
    hey sounds like me! except that i started from no cam and no experience and no nothing, but TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS THINKING ABOUT THE PAST that my friend "forced" me to get a digicam and i expressed my "anger and depression" on it.

    i'm not in touch with that ex anymore. more becos of lost contact, changed numbers, and she was in australia and i came back to singapore after studying. she should be back now, but i haven't met her coincidentally so we'll remain out of touch until then.

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    When I realised that photography is not about photography.

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