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    TS, you did everything right, don't have to feel down by this. In fact you should be glad that you did not do the shoot with him.
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    I do agree with u ppls... photographer will let their portfolio do the talking.... even if i ask for TFCD without even the model asking me ... i will give them my link to my portfolio...

    hmmm looking at his portfolio and "10 yrs experiences" i only have this face to show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I think this picture from his album says it all:

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/IMG_5658.jpg
    haha i dun like him. cause of this comment
    Can't understand u also, what u want see my port link is dun trust
    me as a photographer? If so wonder how to working with u? lols..i
    won't using point & shoot cam to photoshoot u for sure rite?

    If u want asking for paid shoot, shld u show ur port link to me
    instead? If dun have port link shld do more tfcd to build up ur link..
    I able let u know my photography skill more den 10 over
    yrs
    , how about u wonder how many yrs modelling experience?

    i shoot 10 yaers already also. big deal. dslr so what? big deal. ur asking for tfcd, show portfolio nia, big deal. why must go wayang around say u award winning photographer? big deal.

    that guy is trying to buff up his ego with air. thats the part i cannot stand.

    to be honest, a good photographer, even give him pns, can out shoot any random guy with a dslr. and we all know its actually quite easy to do so.
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    I think showing the portfolio is a good way to let the person to have some idea and judgement before engaging the photographer for a shoot.
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    Remember the recent crime watch which shows the sleazy blackmailing photographer?? Wouldn't want that to happen right!!

    So it's the right thing that TS requested for his portfolio. And him being "insulted" or "offended" by the request is out of line. He approached her, requesting to do photoshoot. It's her right to ask for his background/portfolio, given the circumstances that is happening now as the example given above..

    But who are we to judge the photographer, maybe he has his own reasons for being that way. So its up to the mods or admin to clarify the matter with him.

    Just my 2 cents..

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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.
    I dont even have DSLR

    I think my flickr link here below in my signiture cannot win award

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royale With Cheese View Post
    I dont even have DSLR

    I think my flickr link here below in my signiture cannot win award
    time to get one so can win awards like this photographer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    time to get one so can win awards like this photographer?
    I think the only award he won was hum sup award la

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    Maybe he meant 'self-awarded award-winning' trophies? And from where?
    It can only mean a few things when one does not want others to view his portfolio.

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    I feel that if the model ask for the portfolio, it is only right for the PG to provide it and let the model decide whether to proceed to work together, especially if it is a TFCD.

    And it is alright if the models asks whether you're using handphone, PnS or DSLR or SLR.

    I will find it weird only if the models starts asking whether "Does your camera have 51 AF?", "Do you use an L lens?", "How many MP is your camera?", "What iz the GN of your flash?" etc....

    In fact, checking out the portfolio is the best question to ask a photographer. No decent photographer will reject or refuse..

    OT:
    Asking what equipment he uses is a bit out of line thou (Just example only.. OT).. You judge his portfolio whether the pictures are "up to standard".. If it is, it doesn't matter what camera he uses so long as he can deliver. If it isn't, using a top of the line DSLR won't produces miracles like what happen to those pictures in the portfolio..
    Last edited by Limsgp; 24th September 2010 at 04:08 PM.

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    Yah support TS.
    I have been shooting for 10 over years and I think i shoot like crap hahah I wouldn't dare to show my portfolio but hey i wont dare to ask for TFCD at the same time.
    dun let ppl like him spoil your day lah ..
    u know your own worth.

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    Aye, thanks for all the advise and suggestions.. I feel better now. Cuz the way he write is like I am trying to think too highly of myself just because I do not have 10 years of modelling experience.

    And yupp, the reason I posted the whole PM out was cuz I do not want people to say that I edited the original comment. Though, I am sure he will be really upset about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eventuallymine View Post
    Aye, thanks for all the advise and suggestions.. I feel better now. Cuz the way he write is like I am trying to think too highly of myself just because I do not have 10 years of modelling experience.
    ROFL I would REALLY be curious to the identity of the photog if anyone was looking for a model with 10 years experience for TCFD

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    haha.. yeah. Well, i guess as long as we models are careful, we will not let any photographers take advantage of us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I think this picture from his album says it all:

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/IMG_5658.jpg
    this remind me what I usually see at the bakery shops, the bakers 在搓面团 (making dough)
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    Quote Originally Posted by eventuallymine View Post
    haha.. yeah. Well, i guess as long as we models are careful, we will not let any photographers take advantage of us
    and i support u on this one. all the way.

    coincidently, wanna do tfcd for me? i also shoot 10 years, win award, no portfolio let u see

    just kidding. just kidding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I think this picture from his album says it all:

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

    haa..tats ermm sleazy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I think this picture from his album says it all:

    http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/IMG_5658.jpg
    i think you found his award winning photograph.

    very insightful.

    this photograph has won.........


























    sammyboy ang moh photo of the year award.

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