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    My parents were never supportive in whatever hobby i picked up unless its going to make me damn rich. Since young, i bought most of my stuff and paid my own bills with my own money.

    I don't need their support and I don't bother to explain it to them. As long as I am not doing something illegal, they should already be glad.

    But I do envy you guys who have the supports from your dad and mum.

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    Well, she gets nice pictures taken of her, so she doesn't complain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Garion View Post
    I dunno whether to envy you or be worried.... LOL...throwing away a few k has no effect on HER? Shouldn't she be like screaming away at you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    my parents are frequently puzzled when i return home and show them my photos

    they often just ask the same question

    "how come you never shoot pictures of yourself when you travel???"

    fully understood!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Rubedo View Post
    My parents were never supportive in whatever hobby i picked up unless its going to make me damn rich. Since young, i bought most of my stuff and paid my own bills with my own money.

    I don't need their support and I don't bother to explain it to them. As long as I am not doing something illegal, they should already be glad.

    But I do envy you guys who have the supports from your dad and mum.
    So long you bought your own stuffs with your own hard-earn money, nobody has the right to ridicule or question what you are doing! (so long is legal of course!)
    Playing with M43.

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    My parents didn't show any special support to my hobby, but my mum is always happy that someone is there to 'pai mei mei' for her. XD

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    My parents are neutral to it since they don't understand much of photography.

    My mum will only show interest when her orchids, cactus etc flowers are blooming. Then she'll call me to sss the flowers for her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wzierbovsky View Post
    Well, she gets nice pictures taken of her, so she doesn't complain.
    not because she can spend TWICE the amount for her stuffs?

    Gallery | Facebook Page Spreading the Good photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NovJoe View Post
    My parents are neutral to it since they don't understand much of photography.

    My mum will only show interest when her orchids, cactus etc flowers are blooming. Then she'll call me to sss the flowers for her
    Wah seh.. Your mum gives you specialtraining..

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    Lol....

    Anyway, er.... I don't think they actually support it lah. But they don't really know much of what I do too But one thing is I dun BBB alot, so yea, they think that it is a fixed cost hobby.....

    But, good thing is they never express it out explicitly.

    At times, my mum finds that i'm not home at 5am in the morning, then she will call me and ask where am i lor.

    So I usually tell her shooting then she nags for a few moments and say ok, dun come back too late arh(the Irony is, it's like so early in the morning, how late could i possibly stay out)

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    I don't know why my parents are like "partly" against me in photography.

    My mum supports but my dad says "waste money".

    Hiax..

    If they support, I won't be stucked with standard lenses.
    Even prime lenses, I must get OM lenses for my E-510.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    my parents are frequently puzzled when i return home and show them my photos

    they often just ask the same question

    "how come you never shoot pictures of yourself when you travel???"

    i always handheld shooting myself using wide angle lens.....

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    my dad just smile, my mum just sigh quietly but that is all. I worked and earn salary I do what I want with my money I guess they are OK with it so long as I dont gamble, drink (alcohol and become alcoholic) and visit pros.

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    Neutral.

    + points cos they get nice photos for family events/outings.
    - points cos they think I spend too much, especially on film cos they think it doesn't make sense to go back to old technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubedo View Post
    Wah seh.. Your mum gives you specialtraining..
    LOL... But my flower shots still sux big time ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garion View Post
    As above.

    My parents sometimes nag about me spending too much money "buying this and that equipment", but I always throw it back to their faces by saying, "its my money what, not yours!"

    I think as long as you don't go overboard with your spending and spend too much time on photography instead of your family, I think its alright.

    So does your family or relatives appreciate your (expensive) hobby?
    My whole family nags about the cost of equipment but when it comes to taking family portraits, birthdays and weddings...guess who's asked to do it...FOC somemore!
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