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    Default Re: Too afraid to go for outings

    My 3 cents
    Just try lor, i mean some of the outings are very easy to enter, just put in ur name and contacts and they will contact you.
    And the people are generally very friendly!! =) sure benefits form the practical sessionss.

    however, there are 1 or 2 outings groups that seems just to open to their own "click", i tried a few attempts but there are just no reply, or answers say saying "read the rules", or ur "format of requesting is wrong". which i feel that is a chore.. so i end up skiping those..

    there are also nice people on the streets who talks to u when they sees u taking photos~ Cheeers =)
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    TO ts

    there are lot of benefits when shooting alone:
    1. you have much time to shoot
    2. you dont need to worry of your group, you're on your own
    3.if you are a shy person, its better for you no one will interfere with your shooting
    4.if i have a question or something i dont understand, i just look here in CS/i google it


    me myself start shooting alone, then after sometime i join some group outing here which i can say it was fun, because i had the chance to intereact to some photo newbie like me also.
    but later on i just realized i can be more focus on what im doin when im shooting alone(or perhaps with 2-3 of y shooting buddies) especially when out of town

    goodluck to your journey

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    Default Re: Too afraid to go for outings

    there are :

    - Newbie outings which EVERYONE is shy and paiseh

    - Female Newbie outings which are organized by our Female Mods ...... VERY VERY popular with ladies who are totally new to photography...... go into their section and look for OldSkool or Lotusfairy
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Hope I can offer you alternative to learning photography than just going out in groups...

    Personally I believe most good photographers are visual learners. So one way to help improve our photography is by looking at others pictures.

    I browse thru Flickr a lot. There are a lot of good photographers there.. when I see a photographer in flickr whom I like (i.e. his/her style) I would tend to look at their favs too... from there you get to see more and more pictures, linking to other photographers of similar styles and you learn.

    Thoughts going thru the mind:

    "Oh.. that composition is interesting"

    "How he does his post-processing" etc etc..

    And then you go out and shoot. We don't copy the exact shot but as u look at more pics, "being visual learners" your mind builds up all these collection of possible composition and it helps lots when you shoot next time.

    Thats how I learn.

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    Default Re: Too afraid to go for outings

    Quote Originally Posted by Oshkosh View Post
    Hope I can offer you alternative to learning photography than just going out in groups...

    Personally I believe most good photographers are visual learners. So one way to help improve our photography is by looking at others pictures.

    I browse thru Flickr a lot. There are a lot of good photographers there.. when I see a photographer in flickr whom I like (i.e. his/her style) I would tend to look at their favs too... from there you get to see more and more pictures, linking to other photographers of similar styles and you learn.

    Thoughts going thru the mind:

    "Oh.. that composition is interesting"

    "How he does his post-processing" etc etc..

    And then you go out and shoot. We don't copy the exact shot but as u look at more pics, "being visual learners" your mind builds up all these collection of possible composition and it helps lots when you shoot next time.

    Thats how I learn.
    So true.

    When you see a nice picture always ask yourself:

    1. Why do I like this picture? What about this picture I like?

    2. How can I achieve the same effect? How did the photographer manage to capture this shot?

    3. How did the photographer process this picture?

    4. Can I replicate this effect if I am at the same scene?

    5. How can I apply what I think are the steps to create this certain effect I see in the pic?

    Then go out and try it out, and see how far you can emulate the effect you have in mind. Experiment, and learn.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 23rd December 2010 at 08:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afiyy View Post
    because i'm less type of outgoing person . i don't interact that well with person i just met for first time because im kind of shy . LOL !
    go solo then,
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    different people learn things differently.
    some will learn better in interacting with others.
    some prefer learn on their own as they can focus better.

    so as long you know which way work for you better, to join or not to join an outing is not an issue.

    to me, joining an outing is more like socialize with fellow photographers, if I shoot along I will be more productive.

    hope this help.
    similiar here. outing allows me to be able to compare and see if i can "see uniquely" immediately. its a good way of pushing creative juices, doing what others arent doing.

    shooting alone allows me to perfect the shot that i have "seen" during an outing

    so very different uses for different ppl.

    socializing is also good for health once in a while

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    Default Re: Too afraid to go for outings

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    similiar here. outing allows me to be able to compare and see if i can "see uniquely" immediately. its a good way of pushing creative juices, doing what others arent doing.

    shooting alone allows me to perfect the shot that i have "seen" during an outing

    so very different uses for different ppl.

    socializing is also good for health once in a while
    but usually big outings have TOO MUCH socialising and precious little photography
    Exploring! :)

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