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    Hi Guys , I am Just curious . Anyone of u here is a self taught professional photographer? Or in most cases going thru courses r necessary ? Thanks for all the advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultchris View Post
    Hi Guys , I am Just curious . Anyone of u here is a self taught professional photographer? Or in most cases going thru courses r necessary ? Thanks for all the advice
    Attending photography courses is not necessary, but it will help you better understand the theory and concepts behind what you are doing.

    By the way, I have a MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree in Photography but rarely apply what I have learned in school onto my daily job. Unless, I lecture or conduct workshops of course.
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    thnaks for ur reply photobum !

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    i'm self taught!

    but not professional.. hahahaha

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    I professionally self taught my profession shooting gundam models. Hur hur....

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    the boss i work with once told me.

    "THERE NO SUCH THING AS A SELF TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER"

    there are many fine detail book will not teach.

    in term of studio shoot. there are many things to consider. where to put the lights, how many lights, how high the lights, what thickness of filter to use or color gels, any fill-in, make-up, hair, theme of the shoot, where the model going to stand, air-con temperature etcccc. you know what i mean. so to me if someone say that he or she is self taught photographer. 'good for them'

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    relax

    well i guess what the TS meant by 'self taught' refers to not being professionally trained in a school?

    but of course we all learn from all sorts of people, things, books, internet. even experiences teach us many things and we learn a lot on the way.

    sometimes through random chatter, we pick up some knowledge as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohweeloon View Post
    the boss i work with once told me.

    "THERE NO SUCH THING AS A SELF TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER"

    there are many fine detail book will not teach.

    in term of studio shoot. there are many things to consider. where to put the lights, how many lights, how high the lights, what thickness of filter to use or color gels, any fill-in, make-up, hair, theme of the shoot, where the model going to stand, air-con temperature etcccc. you know what i mean. so to me if someone say that he or she is self taught photographer. 'good for them'
    wow, someone stepped on someone's tail.

    and someone seemed to buy off on everything someonelse had told him/her/it ... sad.
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    oh helloooo deadpoet

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohweeloon View Post
    the boss i work with once told me.

    "THERE NO SUCH THING AS A SELF TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER"

    there are many fine detail book will not teach.

    in term of studio shoot. there are many things to consider. where to put the lights, how many lights, how high the lights, what thickness of filter to use or color gels, any fill-in, make-up, hair, theme of the shoot, where the model going to stand, air-con temperature etcccc. you know what i mean. so to me if someone say that he or she is self taught photographer. 'good for them'
    self-taught

    –adjective
    1. taught to oneself or by oneself to be (as indicated) without the aid of a formal education: self-taught typing; a self-taught typist.
    2. learned by oneself: a self-taught mastery of the guitar.
    ============================================

    I think this is the meaning is what TS referring to.

    anyway, even with formal training, there are thousand and one things school never teach you. many things have learn from working experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riotvan View Post
    i'm self taught!

    but not professional.. hahahaha
    because you are guru.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotvan View Post
    oh helloooo deadpoet
    When will you shoot with a self-taught photographer (me) ???????
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    because you are guru.





    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    When will you shoot with a self-taught photographer (me) ???????

    hahah school starts next week! we think of something to shoot first. must plannn hahaha

    ok /end hijack

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    I self taught a lot of things... one of them is to relax myself in the bathroom. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotvan View Post
    i'm self taught!

    but not professional.. hahahaha
    You better learn from a master before you injure yourself.

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    yeah i'm learning from a lot of masters! hahaha

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    I self taught AV - books never teech1

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    i dont quite understand the question from TS honestly.

    for someone to be in the profession, just go acra and apply for a pte ltd company with a bank account. anyone can claim to have a profession in photography (and hence the term professional).

    but for someone to be good at it is a totally different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riotvan View Post
    i'm self taught!

    but not professional.. hahahaha
    may i learn from you? i can pay you in playmobil monies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    may i learn from you? i can pay you in playmobil monies.




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