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    hi i am attending a photog course at the moment and the instructor wants us to select a topic for documentary photography. Any ideas on what to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sujj View Post
    hi i am attending a photog course at the moment and the instructor wants us to select a topic for documentary photography. Any ideas on what to do?
    Nature/Animal Conservation? Sounds like NG but find a topic among there.

    Been to the Asia in Crisis photo exhibit at NLB? It's also like documentary.

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    think

    1   /θɪŋk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [thingk] Show IPA verb, thought, think⋅ing, adjective, noun

    –verb (used without object) 1. to have a conscious mind, to some extent of reasoning, remembering experiences, making rational decisions, etc.

    2. to employ one's mind rationally and objectively in evaluating or dealing with a given situation: Think carefully before you begin.
    3. to have a certain thing as the subject of one's thoughts: I was thinking about you. We could think of nothing else.
    4. to call something to one's conscious mind: I couldn't think of his phone number.
    5. to consider something as a possible action, choice, etc.: She thought about cutting her hair.
    6. to invent or conceive of something: We thought of a new plan.
    7. to have consideration or regard for someone: Think of others first.
    8. to esteem a person or thing as indicated: to think badly of someone.
    9. to have a belief or opinion as indicated: I think so.
    10. (of a device or machine, esp. a computer) to use artificial intelligence to perform an activity analogous to human thought.

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    –verb (used with object) 11. to have or form in the mind as an idea, conception, etc.
    12. to consider for evaluation or for possible action upon: Think the deal over.
    13. to regard as specified: He thought me unkind.
    14. to believe to be true of someone or something: to think evil of the neighbors.
    15. to analyze or evolve rationally: to think the problem out.
    16. to have as a plan or intention: I thought that I would go.
    17. to anticipate or expect: I did not think to find you here.

    –adjective 18. of or pertaining to thinking or thought.
    19. Informal. stimulating or challenging to the intellect or mind: the think book of the year. Compare think piece.

    –noun 20. Informal. the act or a period of thinking: I want to sit down and give it a good think.

    —Verb phrases21. think of, a. to conceive of; imagine.
    b. to have an opinion or judgment of.
    c. to consider; anticipate: When one thinks of what the future may bring, one is both worried and hopeful.

    22. think out or through, a. to think about until a conclusion is reached; understand or solve by thinking.
    b. to devise by thinking; contrive: He thought out a plan for saving time.

    23. think up, to devise or contrive by thinking: Can you think up an arrangement of furniture for this room?

    Origin:
    bef. 900; ME thinken, var. of thenken, OE thencan; c. D, G denken, ON thekkja, Goth thagkjan; akin to thank

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    think (thĭngk) Pronunciation Key
    v. thought (thôt), think·ing, thinks

    v. tr.

    To have or formulate in the mind.

    To reason about or reflect on; ponder: Think how complex language is. Think the matter through.
    To decide by reasoning, reflection, or pondering: thinking what to do.
    To expect; hope: They thought she'd arrive early.
    To intend: They thought they'd take their time.
    To judge or regard; look upon: I think it only fair.
    To believe; suppose: always thought he was right.

    To expect; hope: They thought she'd arrive early.
    To intend: They thought they'd take their time.
    To call to mind; remember: I can't think what her name was.
    To visualize; imagine: Think what a scene it will be at the reunion.
    To devise or evolve; invent: thought up a plan to get rich quick.
    To bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation: He thought himself into a panic over the impending examination.
    To concentrate one's thoughts on: "Think languor" (Diana Vreeland).
    v. intr.

    To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment.
    To weigh or consider an idea: They are thinking about moving.

    To bring a thought to mind by imagination or invention: No one before had thought of bifocal glasses.
    To recall a thought or an image to mind: She thought of her childhood when she saw the movie.
    To believe; suppose: He thinks of himself as a wit. It's later than you think.
    To have care or consideration: Think first of the ones you love.
    To dispose the mind in a given way: Do you think so?
    adj. Informal
    Requiring much thought to create or assimilate: a think book.
    n. The act or an instance of deliberate or extended thinking; a meditation.

    [Middle English thenken, from Old English thencan; see tong- in Indo-European roots.]

    Synonyms: These verbs mean to use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas or drawing inferences: thought before answering; sat in front of the fire cerebrating; cogitates about business problems; reasons clearly; took time to reflect before deciding; speculates on what will happen.


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    And research.

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    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    OOI!

    Documentary is serious topic lah!

    Must T H I N K wan mah!

    Dun anyhow laff laff ah!

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