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    Can't stand it. So many times when i wanna take pics, sure got ppl say cannot take with 3 persons in a photo. How often do you encounter this?
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    um.. never heard of this before. care to elaborate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    Can't stand it. So many times when i wanna take pics, sure got ppl say cannot take with 3 persons in a photo. How often do you encounter this?
    Yes. Quite a number of times too. Sometimes I just don't care. Either you take couple shots or you find a stranger to become 4! not possible! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by varf View Post
    um.. never heard of this before. care to elaborate?
    it is a chinese bad luck superstition.

    I wonder is this only believed in singapore/malaysia or in HK, taiwan and china as well?
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    so many husband and wife carring a baby in hand happily smiling away potraits in clubsnap.

    I know why superstitious - cos you intend to take a couple shot but during processing photos negative in darkroom or download photo onto computer another person appear in the photo - now that's real bad luck i see

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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    it is a chinese bad luck superstition.

    I wonder is this only believed in singapore/malaysia or in HK, taiwan and china as well?


    what so bad luck about the number 3 ?

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    i also hear before what the middle one die or sway forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcn View Post
    what so bad luck about the number 3 ?
    nothing wrong with the number "3".
    But not for photography.
    Silly rite?
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    hahaha for me i just shoot......dun care
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    Quote Originally Posted by ex0rzist View Post
    hahaha for me i just shoot......dun care
    i also dun care... but they just dun pose for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    i also dun care... but they just dun pose for me
    .. take candid then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    i also dun care... but they just dun pose for me
    Then don't force it then, unwilling subjects usually don't make good photos anyways.

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    ...this superstitious thing has happened to me on several occassions among friends and people I know from both Malaysia and Sing. Don't know where it's origin from but from my experience more rife among my Chinese friends than from my Malay and Indian friends/acquaintences.

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    者!

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    Wah. Got such supertition? I didn't know.

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    Do I care? If they, the subjects balk, I walk. No point wasting a shutter count.
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    i only heard that something bad will happen to the person in the centre of the 3...

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    The first person created a frivolous story, and the rest believed. And passed on to the generations who can't rationalise it.
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    Default Re: Do you avoid 3-person shoot?

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    it is a chinese bad luck superstition.

    I wonder is this only believed in singapore/malaysia or in HK, taiwan and china as well?
    It is also believed in the Philippines. I guess the origin is Chinese, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sister act View Post
    It is also believed in the Philippines. I guess the origin is Chinese, then.
    wow, so widespread!
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