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  • i shoot alone, but i feel weird and pai seh with all these people looking at me and my gear.

    17 15.89%
  • i shoot alone. don't feel anything. just taking photo only mah, what's there to be pai seh?

    76 71.03%
  • i like shooting in groups as i don't feel as weird and pai seh.

    7 6.54%
  • i like shooting in groups so i can exchange pointers with other bros

    7 6.54%
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Thread: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

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    Default Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    So do you guys prefer going out to shoot alone or in group? and when going alone, do you guys feel pai seh or weird or it's like nothing special?
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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    nearly always alone...

    if ever group, 1 other guy at most.

    imho theres no longer any unique angles on things once you get a whole group all taking photos of the same thing...

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    ya that's true when you go in groups but when i go alone, i feel alot like option 1 lei
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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    Usually alone or with 1 or 2 good friends at the most. I hate huge groups.

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    mostly alone but dont mind group outings once in a while............. hard to be purely totally alone or ALWAYS with a group

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    but do you guys feel WEIRD?
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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    Quote Originally Posted by helmet1989 View Post
    but do you guys feel WEIRD?
    Just pretend you are a tourist lor...

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    Quote Originally Posted by helmet1989 View Post
    but do you guys feel WEIRD?
    Use a PnS then

    Quote Originally Posted by Burnings View Post
    Just pretend you are a tourist lor...
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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    I like group outings.. because you can always up your creativity. Since I'd get frustrated seeing how everyone takes the same thing.. forcing me to do something different.

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    I'm always alone out there with my gears, but groups can be fun too if you are creative in enhancing the atmosphere. instead of seeing everyone shooting the same subject, i'd rather shoot those photographers or their gears with my telezoom. sometimes you'll laugh at their style and facial mimics prior to pressing that shutter. different ppl, definitely different style. you may learn something different along the way.

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    The problem with group outing is that some ppl may not agree where to go. Probably 2 is the best.

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    Most of the time, i prefer to shoot alone..

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    Hi helmet1989,

    Actually you should have included another option which i will vote "Never feel pai seh or weird whether is it shooting alone, or with a group."

    For myself, i prefer to shoot alone most of the time.

    BUT when going to strange/ unknown/ dangerous/ haunted place(s), late-night photography, and photography in the jungles, then i will go in a group.

    For photographers who are females and photographers who are hearing impaired/ deaf in both ears, it is safer to go in a group so that we can look out/ take care of one another.

    For your info, i am hearing impaired in both ears.

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    Not really a group, perhaps meet with one or two other people at an area, split up for a determined amount of time, then meet up at the end.

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    I find that 80% of the time spent photo taking with my friends actually involve mostly non-photography activities (chit chatting, debating on where to go before detouring to catch a movie after having decided on the location, eating and drinking etc. etc.).
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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    hardly have time to shoot for my own nowadays, anyway usually I go with me, myself and nobodyelse.
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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    Preferably alone. I like to take my time. In a group there tends to be more or less some time pressure. My friends also not into photography.

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    usually alone, and sometimes with a few good friends

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    depend where i am going to shoot.. normally would like to shoot wif 1 or 2 photographer friends with the same interests...

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    Default Re: Do you guys go photo-taking alone or in group?

    ha since so many of you guys here shoot alone, maybe next time you guys can ask me along ya? acting tourist is not really my forte la haha but acting like a clown maybe better
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