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    Default Re: Is self-image important for photographer?

    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?
    can be pro nature shooter for national geographic
    there are many many different kinds of pro photographers

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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.
    agree too

    the photographer must show some respect and dress correctly for the occasion
    but also get paid correctly for the occasion

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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?
    even with your big cam, big lens and big bag, i would say ppl still think you are a half-pro ...
    unless and until you start wearing long pant and sleeve shirt, then you automatically become a full-pro
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    I do feel that wedding photographers should not wear Tshirts when shooting wedding dinners.
    The very least shd be a polo shirt.

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    Of course it matters. Who would hire a phototograher who looks like a pig snorting mucus at every drain cover?

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    I remember long, long, long, long ago, photography was a profession to be proud of. Some photographers wear bow tie and long sleeve shirt even when they are in their studio ..... of course the clients are mostly rich and famous
    always the Light, .... always.

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    I do agree that a hired photographer should dress up accordingly to the type of event he/she will be shooting at. What I don't understand is, Why do people have to judge other photographers that they see on the streets. Why must they ask, Hmm...pro or just a hobbyist or a wannabe? I have encountered other photographers who walk past me and stare at my cam. And when they see that theirs is better, they just have a proud look on their face. I mean, does it matter? Does it mean that if a photographer carries a top of the line cam and lens it makes him a PRO? I don't think it does. Can't people just smile at a fellow photographer? There's no need to judge. After all, we should all have at least one thing in common. We like to capture moments that appeal to us on our camera's.

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    for shooting weddings, is dress for the occasion, and blend in the crowd.

    if you see the guests bring Chinese News paper to attend dinner, you wear T shirt or Polo tee, nobody will come and bother you.

    if you see all the guys wear jackets and all the ladies wear evening grown, you need to wear something more formal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post

    if you see the guests bring Chinese News paper to attend dinner, you wear T shirt or Polo tee, nobody will come and bother you.
    in HK, if guests bring folded newspaper to a dinner, you better wear shorts and be prepared to run for your life ...
    always the Light, .... always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    I remember long, long, long, long ago, photography was a profession to be proud of. Some photographers wear bow tie and long sleeve shirt even when they are in their studio ..... of course the clients are mostly rich and famous
    That must be the time when the flash comes with a mini-explosion!
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    Pro image is important for me.

    Pink is my house colour.

    Hence pink high heels, pink handbag, pink etc. etc.

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    Default Re: Is self-image important for photographer?

    don't forget the pink hello kitty gaffer tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post
    That must be the time when the flash comes with a mini-explosion!
    Now mini-explosion only happens in the bedroom after the wedding reception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    don't forget the pink hello kitty gaffer tape
    to shoot XMM model shoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    even with your big cam, big lens and big bag, i would say ppl still think you are a half-pro ...
    unless and until you start wearing long pant and sleeve shirt, then you automatically become a full-pro
    Yah hor.....But wearing long sleeve shirt and pants makes me uneasy during shooting.

    Simple short sleeve shirt and Jeans should be good for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    in HK, if guests bring folded newspaper to a dinner, you better wear shorts and be prepared to run for your life ...
    How come? They will whack you with the newspaper or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlteredVision View Post
    How come? They will whack you with the newspaper or something?
    he watch too much HK gangster movies......
    you never watch HK gangster movie...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    he watch too much HK gangster movies......
    you never watch HK gangster movie...........
    Guilty as charged...

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