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    Default Is self-image important for photographer?

    loosely translated, with a single glance can you tell the difference between a person playing with a dslr and a pro making a living with a dslr?

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    No, not necessarily.

    I've personally seen and been with pros who fool around with DSLRs in their hands and they look like any other hobbyist, and I've seen and been with serious hobbyist who look damned 'pro' when they handled a DSLR seriously.

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    agreed, some pros like to dress down, some hobbyists like to dress up.
    sometime pros just bring bare minimum go for paid shoot, sometime hobbyists bring all they have to go and shoot "models"
    from the projected image, can be rather deceiving.
    the best way to tell, is see the created work, WITHOUT editing, STRAIGHT from the camera.


    btw, your title thread and question in #1 are asking different things.
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    Default Re: Is self-image important for photographer?

    only the resulting image matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    the best way to tell, is see the created work, WITHOUT editing, STRAIGHT from the camera.
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    these ways you may discover two types of pro .... the snapping pro and the created work AFTER editing, the PS pro

    generally, for the public, the most popular way to spot "pro" is to see the size of the cam and the size of the lens
    always the Light, .... always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    these ways you may discover two types of pro .... the snapping pro and the created work AFTER editing, the PS pro

    generally, for the public, the most popular way to spot "pro" is to see the size of the cam and the size of the lens
    bring a 600mm to shoot insects at the botanic garden...
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    Well, I have seen this uncle who's a lone-ranger, sniping flowers at SBG using a (looks like) 400mm f/2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    these ways you may discover two types of pro .... the snapping pro and the created work AFTER editing, the PS pro

    TS is asking questions about PHOTOgrapher, not PHOTOSHOPher...............

    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    generally, for the public, the most popular way to spot "pro" is to see the size of the cam and the size of the lens
    That may explain why some people like to swing around with big big camera gears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Well, I have seen this uncle who's a lone-ranger, sniping flowers at SBG using a (looks like) 400mm f/2.8
    he maybe shooting humming birds, don't judge too quick before seeing the photos..
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    TS is asking questions about PHOTOgrapher, not PHOTOSHOPher...............

    That may explain why some people like to swing around with big big camera gears.
    yaya..swing with style....can slow motion better still.... liek that sure look like pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Well, I have seen this uncle who's a lone-ranger, sniping flowers at SBG using a (looks like) 400mm f/2.8
    he MUST be a pro ....
    Last edited by Canonised; 29th January 2009 at 10:33 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    he maybe shooting humming birds, don't judge too quick before seeing the photos..
    Over water lilies?

    But you have a point Ben. Too many people think they die die see something whan what the actually 'see' is different from what they perceive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    he MUST be a pro ....
    DEFINITELY, ABSOLUTELY, MOST CERTAINLY, MOST ASSUREDLY based on the popular way peopl judge the level of a photographer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    only the resulting image matters
    even if image is very good....if he dress like beggar, talk like gangster, behave roughly, body smelly because no time to bath (too engross in photography), will he get employed as wedding photographers?

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    "Su lang mai su sey"
    (Although skill lose pple, but personal image still win)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    even if image is very good....if he dress like beggar, talk like gangster, behave roughly, body smelly because no time to bath (too engross in photography), will he get employed as wedding photographers?
    like that, he makes a good photo journalist... cos most of the ppl will simply stand far from him and he will be at a corner shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    like that, he makes a good photo journalist... cos most of the ppl will simply stand far from him and he will be at a corner shooting.
    think better still... he can be a paparazzi... hoot him really makes those celebrities hand dirty...
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    I always wear T-shirt and shorts for the shoot. Does it make me a pro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoakm View Post
    I always wear T-shirt and shorts for the shoot. Does it make me a pro?
    no, it just goes to show how much you are paid...

    but simply put... like i tell a friend of mine before... it goes to show how much respect you have for your client.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    no, it just goes to show how much you are paid...

    but simply put... like i tell a friend of mine before... it goes to show how much respect you have for your client.
    Agreed.
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