Hold on a second, maybe I'm pretty dumb and oblivious to such things but prestige when joining long established clubs/societies? I'm not very sure what and where does the prestige lie other than the fact that "I'm a member of so-&-so."
Yes, a member. But a member of a long-standing society doesn't exactly translate into raw skill other than association by name.
Actually I personally feel that joining artistic clubs, societies and stuff liddat are pretty much nothing more than just ego boosters to puff oneself up, maybe hold the membership card damn shiok, I dunno. But rather than filling oneself under skin with hot air and floating sky-high, wun it be better if one use the time to seek out a good teacher (which u'd probably did) and learn all u can from him/her and bring his/her skills up to the next level.... your level?
Name & Fame. Sometimes I do wonder abt the existence of clubs & societies when in reality, its simply the political playground of members seeking power, name, fame & position over knowledge, which photography shld be all about - discovering oneself behind the wall of knowledge.
That being said, I still enjoy those good old days sharing 4R photos on Friday evenings. A member could feel it when a snr member started flipping at lightning speed and then ask for "anymore?" LOL
well well well. No doubt it is better off for my guru to FINALLY heed our advice and start off on his own. At least he organise things without much restriction. i can hardly imagine how can things can get started when there are more than 10 decision makers! Worst if the Council cannot compromise.
Life is short. Work hard and play hard, and not play politics hard. Read the annual report and there is a slight dip in membership.
If one likes photography, go out and shoot. No need to join society (unless got free gift).
wat free gifts r u looking at? lol
who knows...that could be a draw to attract more members?
Because of the disdain some photographers have for photo societies, some of them have formed their own photo secret societies. Members are admitted by an elaborate initiation ceremony in which the head of white cockerel is slained and incense is burnt in the midst of chanting.
The members of the photo secret societies wear yellow Nikon headbands and communicate with each other in hand signals. Even the models they hire have to be blinded folded and led to the unnamed studio.
didn't know photography can be so complicated with all the gurus and gangs, sure is entertaining
Wah! now we moved from Star Wars to secret societies!
i'll say it's currently in the freezer will revive the club when opportunity comes since we still have the contacts.
have to admit it's not easy to run a club, especially one without a strict hierarchy, need alot of commitments from all parties, but i still believe it's not impossible!
Last edited by eikin; 14th June 2007 at 05:45 PM.
something's... hmmm... weird.
he should be channeling his energy and effort, as u haf said so, into his works instead of politics!
so, in the end, his students are the one to suffer.
but before that...
u were slamming SLCC.
hmmmmmmm... and now it has come full circle?
aren't we all political, with u urself included?
my advice to u would be not to continue slamming the mentioned society and to lay off ur assaults.
the coin has 2 sides. obviously, some of us do too.
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