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    Quote Originally Posted by melnjes View Post
    Welcome to Clubsnap!

    Interestingly I picked up a magazine at Borders last evening here in Boston showcasing quite similar styles. Not wedding-related though, technique more developed. More to do with digital art, hence most of the Singapore crowd in Clubsnap will probably will not identify with it.
    not really that we are not expose to such works. somehow there ain't a strong demand for it. the funny thing is that the local chinese clients will said such presentation is too "chi- na" or "or-bit". Yet many like to dress up like ancient chinese emperor and queen for their photo which to me look more misfit and out of place for the final album / coffee table book. The worse ones are those who want costumes all over the world.

    mag from taiwan with those design are available in spore.

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    Photography has always been a very culture and geographically-based, client-oriented and extremely commercial business. Clients from different countries have got their niche and preferences in regard to which kind of 'styles' they like.

    A very good example is when I first return to Singapore from the United States after more than 8 years there. I have got a very hard time trying to accept the fact that most Singaporean clients prefer a much different way of presenting their products (I am into commercial photography) as compared to the Americans. In addition, Singaporean clients don't contract us because our studio presents a certain 'style' which they like, instead they hire us because we can offer them the lowest price package. Worst of all, the photographers here is paid only 1/4 of what I was paid in the US. Also, workload here is much, much heavier.

    In the US, I used to have at least 4 full-time DI artists working under one roof. Now I have only 1. If he goes on sick-leave, the (poor) photo assistant will have to stand in for him to complete the tasks. I hate it.... but this is how most studios in Singapore operates. I have no choice but to accept it.
    Last edited by photobum; 29th May 2007 at 02:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    any image to reference, say from the magazines website?
    try http://talentpool.dandad.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by melnjes View Post
    which page/person are you refering to?... looked through and didn't find any that combined photo and hand drawn...

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    I think there's a lot of cliches inside some of the ppl's mind, but they should not be blamed since they have not been assigned a good channel to retrieve the updated information (esp. for those who are not good at Chinese). The local media or photography circle are still the faithful advocate of western culture. Well, the world is changing, and the new generation in China is evoluting themselves in a even faster pace, but i dont c many ppl here have realized that. Would like to share some of the new powers in China's new era photography, i just pick 2 of my favorites, there's a lot of more to be explored:

    1) Chenman, 25 years old, CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts) graduates, one of the most successful young commercial photographers in recent years:
    http://blog.sina.com.cn/chenman

    2) Sai1000(this is her famous ID, but i don't know her true name)
    http://www.dphotography.net/album.aspx?user=sai1000

    Hope these could give some ppl here the enlightenment to put down your arrogance from ingorance.

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    narloke, the thread ain't talking about photography per se but the presentation - the concept.

    to advice people not to be arrogance and ignorance you too need to be courteous in your writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dDarkroom View Post
    narloke, the thread ain't talking about photography per se but the presentation - the concept.

    to advice people not to be arrogance and ignorance you too need to be courteous in your writing.
    i don't know whether u've gone thru the whole thread or not, if not, pls do so
    Last edited by narloke; 6th June 2007 at 08:42 AM.

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    Default Re: HI. I was a designer from China. Hopes to be able to share!

    hi yanchen

    if your english no good, then you should improve it instead of evading from it. How about that, since you are looking for photography opportunity and need to understand the singapore style of photography, you do photo shooting for my client free of charge then I provide you opportunities to master english at the same time gaining experience in photography. One stone hitting 2 birds.

    yeah, your photo skill is good, but it looks too fenciful and the computer generated decorations become too dominant and affect the real thing (the people).

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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    which page/person are you refering to?... looked through and didn't find any that combined photo and hand drawn...
    That was the reference given on the mag - let me dig it up and find a name you can tie the pics to

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    Quote Originally Posted by justdoit View Post
    hi yanchen

    if your english no good, then you should improve it instead of evading from it. How about that, since you are looking for photography opportunity and need to understand the singapore style of photography, you do photo shooting for my client free of charge then I provide you opportunities to master english at the same time gaining experience in photography. One stone hitting 2 birds.

    yeah, your photo skill is good, but it looks too fenciful and the computer generated decorations become too dominant and affect the real thing (the people).
    No no.. we shouldn't tell someone from a large counrty steep in history to try and learn English.. WE instead must learn to appreciate and speak write Mandarin...

    As far I'm concerned, this was what I was told...
    What I failed to see, was what I failed to observe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J GOH View Post
    No no.. we shouldn't tell someone from a large counrty steep in history to try and learn English.. WE instead must learn to appreciate and speak write Mandarin...

    As far I'm concerned, this was what I was told...
    The actual fact is the passion for the ppl there to learn English or other foreign languages is beyond your imagination, some ppl's Chinese is even worse than their English, which has been indicated as an alert to China's Ministry of Education. Take myself as an example, I started learning English since my junior middle school grade one, (equivalent to sec 1 in singapore, pls note English is one of the compulsary subject in China's educational system), and I started to have my foreign English teacher from grade 2, two of them were Americans, 1 of them was Australian, and the last one was an American born Russian. I can say most of the time the English environment is even purer than here.
    To be fair, China has 1.4 billion population, you can't really expect everyone of them to learn english, education itself may be beyond their financial ability. It's not a matter who learns whose language, we all live in this era of globalization, to know one or two foreign languages is always a good add-on for oneself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narloke View Post
    The actual fact is the passion for the ppl there to learn English or other foreign languages is beyond your imagination, some ppl's Chinese is even worse than their English, which has been indicated as an alert to China's Ministry of Education. Take myself as an example, I started learning English since my junior middle school grade one, (equivalent to sec 1 in singapore, pls note English is one of the compulsary subject in China's educational system), and I started to have my foreign English teacher from grade 2, two of them were Americans, 1 of them was Australian, and the last one was an American born Russian. I can say most of the time the English environment is even purer than here.
    To be fair, China has 1.4 billion population, you can't really expect everyone of them to learn english, education itself may be beyond their financial ability. It's not a matter who learns whose language, we all live in this era of globalization, to know one or two foreign languages is always a good add-on for oneself.
    I wasn't even infering that they learn English. I was accepting the fact that WE should all learn Mandarin so we can Welcome our China counterparts..!

    We MUST make them all feel at home however poor our command of the Mandarin language may be.. I am starting by learning how to write my name in Mandarin too..!
    What I failed to see, was what I failed to observe...

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