I was wondering if there's a possibility of some sort of professional forum that someone might be interested in setting up, specially to deal with the issues related to professional photography with Singaporeans (in Singapore and in other countries)
We have a great range of photographers and we could share information and lobangs, and perhaps also
I've learnt a lot from various bits of information shared in this forum and it's helped me to grow, and I would be glad to share more also
Hopefully with a forum where people can share things more transparently within a circle of people they can identify, we can share ways of expanding the photography market here and also help each other with contacts overseas
However such a forum should be more transparent and user signups should be with real names so that everyone knows who each person is talking to.
Also the forum should be private until signups are approved, plus user signups should be vetted through to ensure the photographer exists.
I know that it's slightly uncomfortable to share too much information with competitors esp when it comes to business but I think that the benefits of having such a forum outweigh the minuses.
I'm not sure what the costs and manpower needs are for running such a forum but it's something I thought might be worth looking into.
What do you guys think?