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    Default What does it takes to become a press photographer ?

    Seldom see our local press advertise recruitment ads for photographers.

    So how does the current press photographers got the job ?

    Through head hunt ?

    What qualifications are required ??

    Thanks




    Not sure if this has been asked before..

    So pardon me if its a repeated question.
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    Default Re: What does it takes to become a press photographer ?

    connections

    it is not what you know, but who you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Not sure if this has been asked before..

    So pardon me if its a repeated question.
    that's what i want to know since 1996. Haaa
    Yah...guess wat ortega says is right, u need connections.
    And i dun have that, sad, if not i be in a career i love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    connections

    it is not what you know, but who you know
    ..........

    ok one sentence and i am speechless

    Thks for the reply ortega
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    and to quote someone from the press :

    "you need to have at least a degree, some big shot here decrees so"


    this i dun agree, but LL have to accept, i don't see the relation of having a degree
    and the ability to shoot great news photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    that's what i want to know since 1996. Haaa
    Yah...guess wat ortega says is right, u need connections.
    And i dun have that, sad, if not i be in a career i love.


    Tat's what i heard from all my wise old uncles....

    To be successful you must know the right person...

    how to build the right connections ??

    I only know how to burn bridges .....
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    i think after the connections thingy

    you must also be able to deliver the results
    the ability to spot a story and illustrate it with your camera
    the ability to write a story is even more useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post


    Tat's what i heard from all my wise old uncles....

    To be successful you must know the right person...

    how to build the right connections ??

    I only know how to burn bridges .....
    i burn them too...hahaha...
    maybe just keep shooting and improving, till someone thinks
    you got the potential? A plus point if you are young.

    If you are getting old like me, chances are slimmer, depends
    on if they wanna help realize your potential. Kekeke
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    and to quote someone from the press :

    "you need to have at least a degree, some big shot here decrees so"


    this i dun agree, but LL have to accept, i don't see the relation of having a degree
    and the ability to shoot great news photography.
    Must it be a "good" degree from one of our 3 local universities?




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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i think after the connections thingy

    you must also be able to deliver the results
    the ability to spot a story and illustrate it with your camera
    the ability to write a story is even more useful
    All in one photographer ?

    I thought the photographer just need to come up with photos...

    The article will be done by the writers and journalist ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    All in one photographer ?

    I thought the photographer just needs to come up with photos...

    The article will be done by the writers and journalist ?
    nowadays...they prefer to hire someone who can do both jobs for price of one,
    you say leh.

    even if you wouldnt wanna adhere, someone else will spoil market offer his services
    for even lower price. You can't stop that. This is Singapore.
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    Default Re: What does it takes to become a press photographer ?

    go join reuters ! u can to travel around the world...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    nowadays...they prefer to hire someone who can do both jobs for price of one,
    you say leh.

    even if you wouldnt wanna adhere, someone else will spoil market offer his services
    for even lower price. You can't stop that. This is Singapore.
    ....

    Ya lor

    My company outsourced its cleaning services, webdesign and network maintainence all to me...

    And I am now designing product brochures as part of my value added services to them
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    Default Re: What does it takes to become a press photographer ?

    Just write in if you're interested. They'll keep your resume if there's any job vacancies in the future.

    The filling-of-job-vacancy process in any companies normally starts from the inner circle (E.g. friends) to the outer circle (e.g. public via adverts). Reason for this is cost and the ease of finding a person more appropriate via recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parka View Post
    Just write in if you're interested. They'll keep your resume if there's any job vacancies in the future.

    The filling-of-job-vacancy process in any companies normally starts from the inner circle (E.g. friends) to the outer circle (e.g. public via adverts). Reason for this is cost and the ease of finding a person more appropriate via recommendation.
    don't forget usually throw/trash away those records after 2 years i believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parka View Post
    Just write in if you're interested. They'll keep your resume if there's any job vacancies in the future.

    The filling-of-job-vacancy process in any companies normally starts from the inner circle (E.g. friends) to the outer circle (e.g. public via adverts). Reason for this is cost and the ease of finding a person more appropriate via recommendation.
    ok thks.


    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    don't forget usually throw/trash away those records after 2 years i believe.
    .......... ............. ..............
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    don't forget usually throw/trash away those records after 2 years i believe.
    Even if that may be the truth. Even if.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parka View Post
    Even if that may be the truth. Even if.
    yup, its better to send a copy. Even though they would do routine housekeeping.
    i havent sent mine since duno when. haa
    but easier way like mentioned earlier, connections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Seldom see our local press advertise recruitment ads for photographers.

    So how does the current press photographers got the job ?

    Through head hunt ?

    What qualifications are required ??

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    Not sure if this has been asked before..

    So pardon me if its a repeated question.
    Are you a student? Or already finished school? Or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parka View Post
    Are you a student? Or already finished school? Or what?
    Working already... Using lunch time surf net.
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