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    I wonder how would this affect our TS now....
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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    Quote Originally Posted by ejunlow View Post
    I wonder how would this affect our TS now....
    confidence boost.coz he know he is as gd as a 'professional'

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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    Like I've said, if anyone has to feel jealousy over the young fella's ridiculously low prices, then perhaps they are too close to the competitor's standard than they might actually think otherwise.

    The market will decide, and it will prune those who cannot add value to what is similar in the same range of services. Also, the photographer himself will come to a realisation that there is always a base price for certain services that is sustainable. We do not have to waste our time whipping dead horses, because situations like these sort themselves out

    As for the reference to "China vs Europe", common sense will tell you that they produce goods for different segments of consumers.

    Keep on shooting, everyone.
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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    Quote Originally Posted by LazerLordz View Post
    Like I've said, if anyone has to feel jealousy over the young fella's ridiculously low prices, then perhaps they are too close to the competitor's standard than they might actually think otherwise.

    The market will decide, and it will prune those who cannot add value to what is similar in the same range of services. Also, the photographer himself will come to a realisation that there is always a base price for certain services that is sustainable. We do not have to waste our time whipping dead horses, because situations like these sort themselves out

    As for the reference to "China vs Europe", common sense will tell you that they produce goods for different segments of consumers.

    Keep on shooting, everyone.
    but the problem is,the europe is hiring china workers and technology.So its kinda like buying for the name

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    but the problem is,the europe is hiring china workers and technology.So its kinda like buying for the name
    The analogy was referring to cost vs quality. Without going OT here, Europe hiring Chinese workers still has the advantageous factor of experience in workflow and QA/QC.
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    no offence, purely based on portfolio, i will take Hong Ray and he is cheap to boot.

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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    Quote Originally Posted by LazerLordz View Post
    The analogy was referring to cost vs quality. Without going OT here, Europe hiring Chinese workers still has the advantageous factor of experience in workflow and QA/QC.
    haha im just making an example.its like the product quality is the same,but you chose it for the name.Its kinda that idea

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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    i think kelvinkhoo will be off the roof when he reads this thread

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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    Seriously what is the big bloody deal?

    the kid can charge what the hell he wants its a free market... the so called "big boys" out there can go have a cry if they think some kid with a 1000D will "upset the balance of the photography market here"
    give the guy a break jeez he's just trying out photography... he's obviously supported by his parents or something and isnt looking to make money, probably just wanting experience in the field... or purely driven by passion...

    seriously get a life, stop winging about this kid and let him be... this is like the 3rd thread about one stupid thing... far out...

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    Just curious.. After looking at their works, how much do you think they should rate for their service?

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    In God we trust...
    if the money is meant to be urs... its urs.
    if not just work harder loh...

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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoooters View Post
    Just curious.. After looking at their works, how much do you think they should rate for their service?
    personal 18
    coprate 28

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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    To be honest the TS portfolio has nothing much to show compared to the New Kid on The Block.As I've mentioned in the other closed thread Hong Ray wants to break ground in
    photography so let him. TS should not feel threaten if he's well established in the market
    with all his satisfied clientele's listed in his portfolio should not be a problem.

    Should worry more about the current H1N1 rather than such trivialities
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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    To each his own.

    There will be bottomscrappers and there will will be "free" photographers in the market.
    That said, there are professionals and semi-pros as well. Each will cater to a different market.


    ie: there will ALWAYS be comparisons between korean cars, japanese cars, european cars and american cars.
    (Hyundai, Kia, vs Nissan, Toyota vs Ferarri, Mercedes, BMW)

    Where does this end then?


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    just wondering for those who are in the business for many years... how much did you charge when u started out ? free ?? or also very low rates ?? or apprenticeship rates ??

    i shoot a few weddings for friends but its for free

    would be a good infor for those who wish to go into this business fresh... but not me though cos im too old to change career liao...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    personal 18
    coprate 28
    I rest my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    just wondering for those who are in the business for many years... how much did you charge when u started out ? free ?? or also very low rates ?? or apprenticeship rates ??

    i shoot a few weddings for friends but its for free

    would be a good infor for those who wish to go into this business fresh... but not me though cos im too old to change career liao...
    Can i be your friend? next time i ask you to shoot for my friend's wedding for free can?

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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoooters View Post
    Can i be your friend? next time i ask you to shoot for my friend's wedding for free can?
    i can shoot for u haha my portfolio http://www.jpegalbum.webs.com/

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    Default Re: Premium Photographer at $18 or $28 an hour part II

    After looking at the photos, from the point of view of a newbie, I will take Hongray over kelvin khoo. Maybe the "pros" will think otherwise, but to me the standard of the rom portfolio at kelvin khoo website is like...erm...what my sister can take. No offense meant, but just a newbie's humble opinion.

    That Hongray guy is probably just a poly kid who likes to take photo and have free time. Why do all the "old uncles" have to be so hard on him? I mean it is not like he post exaggerated things on his website or goes around cheating people. Other than the part of "professional dslr camera" and his english, the rest seems ok.

    Maybe $20/hr is nothing to all the "professional", but to a poly kid, he can't even make $18 in 3hours for doing part time job. So to him, he is probably thinking he is getting a good wage for doing something he enjoys. As long as he is happy and the client is happy, then why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    i can shoot for u haha my portfolio http://www.jpegalbum.webs.com/
    You can shoot for me...? Free..??

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