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    Question Diversify or specialise?

    hi,

    pls help a newbie over here.. i began to take up photography as a hobby oni late last year (dec '02) and have found that i really need a lot of practice to improve in my photo-taking skills.. (as can be seen from the comments to my posted photos.. )

    so here's my question, for me to improve, do i continue to take all sorts of different genres of photos or juz concentrate on a single type (eg macros)?

    please to help me along and thanks in advance..

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    Better to specialize. It's usually better to be a top-notch landscape shooter, for e.g., than half-baked macro, street, portraiture, landscape, etc.

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    ha why dun u just shoot first? and see what u like?
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Default Re: Diversify or specialise?

    Originally posted by Linkster
    hi,

    pls help a newbie over here.. i began to take up photography as a hobby oni late last year (dec '02) and have found that i really need a lot of practice to improve in my photo-taking skills.. (as can be seen from the comments to my posted photos.. )

    so here's my question, for me to improve, do i continue to take all sorts of different genres of photos or juz concentrate on a single type (eg macros)?

    please to help me along and thanks in advance..
    go around school and shoot. no need to go special place like Esplanade. there's lots of things to shoot in school if you look carefully.

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    I feel that if u are a new hobbyist to photography, like i was 8 months ago, you should try to take all sorts of shots.
    That was what i did and 8 months down the road, i begin to like nature and macros, and voila, tts what i love.

    So...take more shots and evaluate what type of shots you like.
    Ultimately, i feel that most photogs are more all-rounded. If you see a peculiar insect, you would want to take it. It doesnt matter if you are a specialist in say, sports photog. You just want that moment rite? Of course, wanting to do that will burn a big hole in the pocket.

    Specialisation is one thing, but wanting to capture a nice moment is another thing. So..take out your cam, go out shoot and think what you like. Remember i am also a newbie to photography just recently!

    Cheers
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