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    Default Re: Is it wrong to ask to view a photographer's portfolio?

    of course.. oh wait, did I sound defensive of this acdtss character?
    Nooo I dont even know him and find him dodgy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papermelodydoll View Post
    of course.. oh wait, did I sound defensive of this acdtss character?
    Nooo I dont even know him and find him dodgy.
    a wee bit la.

    it is easy to have miscommunications on forum based platform, thanks for clarifying.

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    damnit
    knew i shdnt had "talked"
    moment I stepped outta my slumber.. ppl think im friends with dodgy characters. noo!! haha

    Ok back to lurking silently around and waiting to see if he shows up and make a fuss Here at this thread.

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    Default Re: Is it wrong to ask to view a photographer's portfolio?

    took some time to read through.

    my stand:

    the only thing that can represent a photographer is his portfolio. when someone asks to see ur portfolio, they want to see ur standards. to me its a confirmation that they are at least interested. i'll let my photos do the talking rather than me rattling off abt being a photographer for 10 years to prove i'm up to a job.

    i support TS in her request to see the portfolio. i have always been a strong believer in self protection, especially for models. have seen, had known many cases where models have been scammed to do things(u guys can figure out what happened.) have went on head on arguments with a few members who tried to pull wool over other models. i rememebr one being someone wanting to bring models overseas and not willing to share his portfolio. dig up my past posts, shld be able to find. i believe his account was dereg.

    i see no reason why the photographer has to hide. he is requesting the services of TS. TS has all reason to ask to view portfolio. the only reason i could think of are

    1: he sucks. and he sucks bad.
    2: he shoots nude etc and doesnt want u to see.
    3: he is a gwc. end of story
    for more information...

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=659944

    *thought shld add this. perhaps the guy could come out and clear the air? i think its only right if he defends himself.
    Last edited by allenleonhart; 24th September 2010 at 02:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papermelodydoll View Post
    damnit
    knew i shdnt had "talked"
    moment I stepped outta my slumber.. ppl think im friends with dodgy characters. noo!! haha

    Ok back to lurking silently around and waiting to see if he shows up and make a fuss Here at this thread.
    i will be sending him a pm on this. it is only fair, and to be honest, if what has been stated here is fact... he could try, but i think it is hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post

    1: he sucks. and he sucks bad.
    2: he shoots nude etc and doesnt want u to see.
    3: he is a gwc. end of story
    #2 isn't a problem, i think.

    if it is done tastefully and conscience is clear... as much as i cannot fathom the purpose of nude photography in life.. i can give that there is some amount of artistic value in it, since sufficient people claim that they can see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    #2 isn't a problem, i think.

    if it is done tastefully and conscience is clear... as much as i cannot fathom the purpose of nude photography in life.. i can give that there is some amount of artistic value in it, since sufficient people claim that they can see it.
    ah. shld just write porn. felt it was too strong a word though
    agreed on this point. we do have a few who shoot artistic nudity.

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    Default Re: Is it wrong to ask to view a photographer's portfolio?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    if he won awards and has nothing to show, there is something wrong with him. at the very least, he should be able to show his "award winning works".. don't tell me he don't know what they are?

    i would stay away from this member. highly suspicious.
    i concur.

    this guy is sure dodgy, if i am him and i have won awards, i would be definitely proud to show off my works (who isn't?) and to wow the model with his works.

    just ignore this guy since he is so unwilling.

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    Default Re: Is it wrong to ask to view a photographer's portfolio?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    here are some examples of his works

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=724139

    you can judge for yourself where his capabilities are, based on those pictures.
    i normally dun dig ppl history.

    but TS, u can view that self proclaimed award winning photographer's works here:

    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj27/Andytss/


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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    i normally dun dig ppl history.

    but TS, u can view that self proclaimed award winning photographer's works here:

    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj27/Andytss/

    so many bikini......

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    Default Re: Is it wrong to ask to view a photographer's portfolio?

    [mod mode off]


    I didn't win any awards, nor have any trophy,
    my portfolio wasn't that updated, so are my site as you can see,
    and I don't pay models, can only afford TFCD,
    but I don't sponsor any wardrobe and you need find your own makeup artist,
    I got no car, so you have to take MRT,
    my fridge is empty, so you have bring your own green tea,

    will you still take up my TFCD?



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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    suggest the mod team look into this claim, and ask for an explanation from relevant member, if the claim is proven to be bona fide. following which, if he cannot provide a good one, ban him, and log his ip address for future reference.
    Viewing the ip would be as easy as abc for Mods. If it's dynamic ip, it may not be of much use at all.
    Mods and admin do not need to "log" the ip as just a few clicks away, the ip can be show or consolidated. Mods and admins see a different format of this site from u and me!

    Back to topic. If I'm with my work, I'll show it even without asking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    i normally dun dig ppl history.

    but TS, u can view that self proclaimed award winning photographer's works here:

    http://s268.photobucket.com/albums/jj27/Andytss/



    Award winning?

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    Default Re: Is it wrong to ask to view a photographer's portfolio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Royale With Cheese View Post
    Award winning?
    not only that... he claims to have 10 years of photographing experience.

    let see, i also started photography (not serious type) in 2002 with a pns but got my dslr last year only (short of his by 2 years).

    seeing his works and mine, both of us is as bad (one look can see both of us dunno how Photoshop!) if he can win awards, how come i cannot? i need to pm him which contest he joined, maybe i should join also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    not only that... he claims to have 10 years of photographing experience.

    let see, i also started photography (not serious type) in 2002 with a pns but got my dslr last year only (short of his by 2 years).

    seeing his works and mine, both of us is as bad (one look can see both of us dunno how Photoshop!) if he can win awards, how come i cannot? i need to pm him which contest he joined, maybe i should join also.
    aiya bcos i am not the judge ma... if i am the judge u will win one ..

    tcss here.. pai say..

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    Default Re: Is it wrong to ask to view a photographer's portfolio?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    [mod mode off]


    I didn't win any awards, nor have any trophy,
    my portfolio wasn't that updated, so are my site as you can see,
    and I don't pay models, can only afford TFCD,
    but I don't sponsor any wardrobe and you need find your own makeup artist,
    I got no car, so you have to take MRT,
    my fridge is empty, so you have bring your own green tea,

    will you still take up my TFCD?



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    Default Re: Is it wrong to ask to view a photographer's portfolio?

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    [mod mode off]


    I didn't win any awards, nor have any trophy,
    my portfolio wasn't that updated, so are my site as you can see,
    and I don't pay models, can only afford TFCD,
    but I don't sponsor any wardrobe and you need find your own makeup artist,
    I got no car, so you have to take MRT,
    my fridge is empty, so you have bring your own green tea,

    will you still take up my TFCD?



    [mod mode on]

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    To TS,

    Quite simple, if you don't feel totally comfortable for any reason, than that is reason enough to refuse the shoot.

    And to answer your question, there is nothing wrong with asking for portfolio, or turning down offers after viewing the portfolio for that matter.

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    In all fairness, the only thing I can say in the so-called photog's favor is that, if he is willing to pay a model to help build a portfolio, then her asking for a portfolio is a chicken and egg scenario. If you go for a paid shoot, you are being paid to do a job and can't be too picky about the boss so long as they are not asking you to do anything against your ethics.

    That's about all I can say though, because I think his concept of "award winning" is when his very drunk friends go "your pic is ok".
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    I think this picture from his album says it all:

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/IMG_5658.jpg
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