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    Question Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    Do you feel jealous, envy, insensitive or threatened by
    the achievements of other photographers?

    You do not want to encourage other photographers to grow
    except yourself because "if you grow, I'll loose out to you".

    Let have your thoughts on the above.

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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    No, cos i'm not a professional.

    Besides that, its the state of mind... i comment becos i see flaw that can be improved, i keep quiet becos i know they won't bother, i praise becos i really like the picture.

    To be honest, i've not been actively shooting and leaving my equipments to rust and collect dust... i just like to see pics in clubsnap and offer my 2 cents.
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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    I took up photography as a hobby and pastime.... not trying to be a pro or to win award....

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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    Photography is just a hobby for me to destress......if it is so stressful, i wouldn't want to pick up this hobby.

    Like what DCA had mentioned, achievement is just a state of mind.

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    I picked up the camera to capture life as it is, not to compete with others for money or awards.

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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    No, cos i'm not a professional.

    Besides that, its the state of mind... i comment becos i see flaw that can be improved, i keep quiet becos i know they won't bother, i praise becos i really like the picture.

    To be honest, i've not been actively shooting and leaving my equipments to rust and collect dust... i just like to see pics in clubsnap and offer my 2 cents.

    Don't let is goes to waste..... can give me....

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    Hi comrades-in-pictures,

    A lot of things in our work is already very stressful. Colleagues are already competing with each other to get recognized by the boss and hopefully get promoted. I don't want to be competing in my favourite past time. Photography is freedom. It is the most raw form expression and a potent relaxation to my constantly troubled mind.

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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    yes, but i'm also jealous of many other ppl, e.g. ppl who strike it rich in lottery, ken rockwell, etc.

    the list is endless.


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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?
    I'm threatened by the wealth of other photographers and the beauty of their models.


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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    can not be so boh liao, no one can stop the world from rotating, everyone will get old and die anyway.
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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    As a working pro, I don't feel threaten by healthy competition.

    It is a good way to always perform the best at all time without being contemplated.

    Everyone has different clientele and of course it is not personal if one were to lose the assignment to others.

    All photographers should come together to help each other so we can improve our capability.

    While in Sydney there were lots of close working pro but in singapore no one is wiling to share.

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    Take their achievement as a form of motivation. When one sees it a threat, he becomes small and worthless.

    There are much more threat out there to worry about. H1N1 is one of them. robbery is another. Breaking one's arm during a shoot is not a miracle either.

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    i feel jealous of ppl who
    afford to buy a better camera or lens,
    hav more money to travel around the world to take picture,
    hav a gf/wife that never complaint when u get urself a new lens or anything related to photography,
    hav tone of time for going out to take picture….

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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Do you feel jealous, envy, insensitive or threatened by
    the achievements of other photographers?
    it isn't a competition

    making it such is small-minded

    photography is a hobby, i would love to see much more better works around, instead of just a whole bunch of mediocrity, because that makes me happier, because i can be more proud than i currently am of being a singaporean photographer.

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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    I should be happy as they actually bring up the standards for others to emulate.

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    would you rather have people talking about local scene regarding photography:

    "wow, singaporean photographers really can shoot, they produce good works"

    or

    "wow, singaporean photographers really seem to like to chat up models and act overly nice to them, beyond the boundaries of professional relationship"

    btw, i overheard the second somewhere in sim lim square sometime in the past week. the saddest thing is, i couldn't go up to the person making such statements and say anything in defense.. because it wasn't untrue.

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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    then there will only be 1 photographer on earth who will not feel that way if thats the case... rather than jealousy, envy... why not admire and try to emulate their great works...
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    Default Re: Are you threatened by the achievements of other photographers?

    Personally, i would never feel jealous nor insensitive to another photographer's achievement. I rarely post any pics in here, as i think my pictures are quite bad in many ways to show it here in this forum.

    I, however do envy at the creativity and uniqueness of beautiful pictures that are being posted here by many hobbyist like myself, and i always never fail to read the critics given by others so as to learn the mistakes that i should not make when composing a picture.
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