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    Quote Originally Posted by ClipperSG View Post
    Hi lynchmob
    Hi Theveed
    I agree with u on your sentiments with regards to photographing subjects, such as children. Parents will tend to be a bit sensitive about such photos, and being a parent myself, it is no exception.

    For my submission for Playtime, I went to United Square and wanted to shoot some photos of children. For one which I wanted to shoot while he was at a kiddie ride, I actually asked his parents for permission and even sponsored the kiddie ride. I think it was the least I can do.

    On my way out back , I saw this cute girl who was near the entrance at the carousel. I approach her parents for permission and asked if they could accompany their daughter out into the open (better lighting), and engaged in a play session where I could capture her exuberence and smiles.

    The mother was extremely pleasant and surprised, and agreed. That short 15 mins was really an enjoyable shoot for myself, my father and my friend, as we engaged in a play session with the girl, Emily. I must have shot at least 30 photos of her. We took down her parents contacts, and I will be sending to her printed shots of her daughter as a way of showing my thanks.

    My first shot for Passion was also done the same way with me asking permission from the owner of the shop prior to shooting him at work. I must have asked at least 5 subjects yesterday for permission before proceeding with my shots, ranging from an old gentleman playing chess to the parents of young children.

    I think photographers have to realise that most subjects, if asked appropriately, are more than happy to have their photos taken. They just want to know the purposes behind the photos. It is a small gesture to show our sincerity and respect in asking first before shooting.
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    Kudos to you ClipperSG...

    Asking permission when shooting children is possibly the simplest and most rewarding there is. You know what the kids want, they want to have fun. Parents only need to be reassured of your purpose and if you're sincere, 9/10x the parents would agree and if you show a sincere gesture like what you did (offered the kids a freebie ride), everyone wins.

    Asking adults (especially serious ones) are more difficult, but just as rewarding even if declined. Shooting paparazzi style is just rude.

    I offered a couple that I shot that I'll email them the photo if they want it, but they declined hehe, good thing too coz the photo looked OK on my small LCD but when I saw it on the laptops, it was blurry hehehe.

    Offering prints or high-res shots are probably the best ticket to appreciation

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    Quote Originally Posted by likepeas View Post
    omg ur that guy the shoot the 2 eggs. i was like WoW how did he do that mind sharing ?


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    WOW This required skills.. good
    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    i would like to know where was the background.

    Thanks guys for apreciating. too bad you are not the judges.. haha. Actually quite a simple setup.

    Initially i wanted to shoot a collision effect with one egg static while the other rolling down the slope to hit it. The effect I want is the rolling egg in motion. Somehow my 2nd sync flash didnt work out well. all I got was a blur egg moving towards the static egg. After trying for sometime I ran out of time so I just drop the egg down onto another one on the ground. Took many trials catching the egg in the hand before going for the attempts. Got this after about 5 to 6 attempts. The impact made the egg on the bottom jumped off the tuff which is an effect I wanted. Shot with a 70-200f2.8 IS without flash on 1D2 at 8fps.

    Venue was LASALLE College of the Arts. on the artifical tuff. Spent $2 for the 2 eggs which I asked the coffee shop to cook for me.

    BTW, I hv 2 friends helping me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    Thanks guys for apreciating. too bad you are not the judges.. haha. Actually quite a simple setup.

    Initially i wanted to shoot a collision effect with one egg static while the other rolling down the slope to hit it. The effect I want is the rolling egg in motion. Somehow my 2nd sync flash didnt work out well. all I got was a blur egg moving towards the static egg. After trying for sometime I ran out of time so I just drop the egg down onto another one on the ground. Took many trials catching the egg in the hand before going for the attempts. Got this after about 5 to 6 attempts. The impact made the egg on the bottom jumped off the tuff which is an effect I wanted. Shot with a 70-200f2.8 IS without flash on 1D2 at 8fps.

    Venue was LASALLE College of the Arts. on the artifical tuff. Spent $2 for the 2 eggs which I asked the coffee shop to cook for me.

    BTW, I hv 2 friends helping me out.
    WOAH.

    that was super elaborate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    Thanks guys for apreciating. too bad you are not the judges.. haha. Actually quite a simple setup.

    Initially i wanted to shoot a collision effect with one egg static while the other rolling down the slope to hit it. The effect I want is the rolling egg in motion. Somehow my 2nd sync flash didnt work out well. all I got was a blur egg moving towards the static egg. After trying for sometime I ran out of time so I just drop the egg down onto another one on the ground. Took many trials catching the egg in the hand before going for the attempts. Got this after about 5 to 6 attempts. The impact made the egg on the bottom jumped off the tuff which is an effect I wanted. Shot with a 70-200f2.8 IS without flash on 1D2 at 8fps.

    Venue was LASALLE College of the Arts. on the artifical tuff. Spent $2 for the 2 eggs which I asked the coffee shop to cook for me.

    BTW, I hv 2 friends helping me out.

    manual focus at selected area? how did u get the eggs to roll into that exact spot so it will be sharp? must have shot hundreds of tries? hehe
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    My 1st theme shot REALLY stinks...

    Shot for 2nd theme:


    didn't do 3rd as was busy in evening. Had fun!

    Hey Deswitch, saw u, but i don't tink u saw me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scenar View Post
    My 1st theme shot REALLY stinks...

    Shot for 2nd theme:


    didn't do 3rd as was busy in evening. Had fun!

    Hey Deswitch, saw u, but i don't tink u saw me!
    haha. everyone was laughing at this one.




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    Quote Originally Posted by scenar View Post
    My 1st theme shot REALLY stinks...

    Shot for 2nd theme:


    didn't do 3rd as was busy in evening. Had fun!

    Hey Deswitch, saw u, but i don't tink u saw me!
    very nice, very creative, like it a lot..
    did u win any prize for this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scenar View Post
    My 1st theme shot REALLY stinks...

    Shot for 2nd theme:


    didn't do 3rd as was busy in evening. Had fun!

    Hey Deswitch, saw u, but i don't tink u saw me!
    haha.. very nice! loved it!
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    Just to point out some ugly things at the great event

    - Having friends in a queue doesn't mean u can just join them
    - Please clear away wat u had eaten or drink even if u r in a rush
    - Please dun push your way around, saying 'excuse me' take less than a second
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getz10 View Post
    Just to point out some ugly things at the great event

    - Having friends in a queue doesn't mean u can just join them
    - Please clear away wat u had eaten or drink even if u r in a rush
    - Please dun push your way around, saying 'excuse me' take less than a second
    yes... esp with those who left their half drunk milk in the fridge. i bet at least half of them didnt clear their leftovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    u mean the one with everyone at the foyer?
    yeah the 1 at the foyer. there is another thread on this, but that shot,every1 was not ready in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redsun View Post
    u mean the one with everyone at the foyer?
    yeah the 1 at the foyer. there is another thread on this, but that shot,every1 was not ready in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scenar View Post
    Hey Deswitch, saw u, but i don't tink u saw me!

    Haha, I have eyesight problem. I cant even find my shooting gang who are sitting just a few rows infront of me. Sorry Apologise. All I can see is white T-shirt. I think thats why almost everyone removes the T-shirt when its not required. Else how to find your friends. I rem I walked down the escalator with my friends for the 1st Theme announcement. once reach the ground floor, I lost them til I call them on HP.

    Your entry was sellected. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    manual focus at selected area? how did u get the eggs to roll into that exact spot so it will be sharp? must have shot hundreds of tries? hehe
    Prefocus and you are right, hundreds of shots. Each tries fires a few shots in high speed. Rolling the egg almost like a bowling ball. Sometime it ran offcourse. Sometime they really hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getz10 View Post
    Just to point out some ugly things at the great event

    - Having friends in a queue doesn't mean u can just join them
    - Please clear away wat u had eaten or drink even if u r in a rush
    - Please dun push your way around, saying 'excuse me' take less than a second
    i kena knock my those big tripods and a big L lens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by likepeas View Post
    ok looked thru flicker and found a winning pic.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fizan/


    i mean c'mon this is like copying the malaysians photo marathon, you decide.

    group shoot : http://www.flickr.com/photos/redsun81/



    Likepeas
    Hi likepeas...thx for looking tru my flickr...however let me clarify that I've not seen any results frm the other countries other than vietnam before the shoot. Exposure metering and shooting technique are also very much different.

    Exposure:
    For the malaysian winner the shooter basically need to take an overall meter as the subject and building is the same exposure.I have to meter the background and a separate manual flash setting to expose for the subject.
    Angle:
    The malaysian shooter just have squat by the side of the subject and click.I have to lie on the ground and have the model jump on top of me, several times as we intend to get the feets and hands in the frame while balancing with the manual setting of the flash to properly expose the subject.Try shooting a canon with nikon flash...sometimes it fires,most times it doesn't

    So basically it might look the same but if you shoot alot you know that it's way different.I guess that's what the judges see that you didn't, that's why they judge photographers in competitions and you judge photographers in forums.

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    I wonder if we'll see the 40D winners post their current bodies for sale here in CS hehehe (or their P&S)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    Prefocus and you are right, hundreds of shots. Each tries fires a few shots in high speed. Rolling the egg almost like a bowling ball. Sometime it ran offcourse. Sometime they really hit.
    good effort. I wouldnt dare try a stunt like that...hehe...one location one kill, to attempt your effort, you must be really determined and confident. Only one location right?
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