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    Are we producing more photographer or trigger happy. . Can share ur tot here, ,...

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    mix of both.

    ive seen a lot of people now just point and shoot... photoshop to make pics better and compose.

    seldom see those who take their time composing and then shoot. the good old days where every single shot means money..

    now is shoot shoot shoot not nice delete shoot more till batt finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lx3ChuA View Post
    Are we producing more photographer or trigger happy. . Can share ur tot here, ,...
    yes to both.

    cameras are pretty cheap nowadays, more ppl can "afford" to be photographers (i shall not touch on the issue of what is a photographer here).

    i feel that as long as the person enjoys it and not affecting others, i don't see a problem with being trigger happy.
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    I say trigger happy.

    But Digital made me go back to film and I realised, everytime with film, is 1 shot 1 kill. Hit ratio is much higher than with digital.

    So now for me, film for normal usage, digital for more important stuff.

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    Definitely I get to shoot more.

    Back in film days, I also did shoot quite a bit, but the developing cost is always nagging at the back of my head.

    Now with digital, I get to experiment more and with better and faster results... More keepers too...
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    trigger happy people who call themselves photographers.
    anyone who has a camera is a photographer
    it's the gear that makes you a photographer, no skill involved.
    easy! :P
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lx3ChuA View Post
    Are we producing more photographer or trigger happy. . Can share ur tot here, ,...
    The army of Triggerers is going to be The Invading Force while the dwindling photographers retreating into the darkness of the caves.

    All hail the power of Triggerers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    The army of Triggerers is going to be The Invading Force while the dwindling photographers retreating into the darkness of the caves.

    All hail the power of Triggerers!
    ^^^
    Machine gunning I would call it.

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    At the end of the day, even if it is trigger happy shooting, what matters is if the photos turn out nice or not..

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    if it makes you happy, it can't be that bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by firdooze View Post
    At the end of the day, even if it is trigger happy shooting, what matters is if the photos turn out nice or not..

    Trigger happy shooters usually do not have any idea
    of the actual technique requred to get the result in the
    soonest possible time.

    Trying and trying to see if they can get the result
    is one way of experimenting, but with a little bit more
    time.

    Knowing what you want and be ready and equipped to
    get the result is what motivate image makers to
    demonstrate their state of a prepared mind to achieve
    their goals.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post
    if it makes you happy, it can't be that bad

    Very often that kind of happiness comes once in a
    while but it can be very frustrating having to use more
    batteries, more efforts and more patience.

    Instant happiness is what photographers should make
    their priority when going out to capture the image
    they want.


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    so is this TH good or bad. haha

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    Since we are on this topic, and technique has been mentioned. A question for the floor in terms of photographic technique that relates to something I read before:

    Paraphrasing - A picture of a Coke Can taken with good technique, produces a technically accomplished picture of a Coke Can. But it is after all, still a Coke Can.

    I think what the author is highlighting is the absence of form and narrative.

    As a beginner, I am definitely guilty of this. However, I would argue that without mastering the basic technicalities of techniques, how can I facilitate the narrative element of technique. All I can do is mimic, make my mistakes, and refine my techniques in terms of exposure, focus... etc. Narrative and form come accidentally, rather than a fore-thought.

    Therefore, shouldn't form and narrative be taken into consideration in terms of technique?

    I guess I could only say a picture is truly worth a thousand words only if it has a story to tell.

    Truly inspiring when I view blogs of certain photograhers; they have a point to make, they all had something to say in their works, and the narratives are pre-empted and consistent.

    Hence, I guess we can simultaneously expand the definition of "photograhers" by the TS within this context.

    Another question to the floor: Do you consciously think about and develop the narratives before acquiring the shots? Or are you more so called "spontaneous" shooters, letting the situation and shots dictate this part?

    Cheers everyone!
    Last edited by Wabbit; 29th June 2009 at 06:18 AM.

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