Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 27

Thread: To the old birds, what's our future?

  1. #1

    Default To the old birds, what's our future?

    From my observation I believe many "older" members here are experiencing a similar scene. Only a few years ago, whenever you have a big family gathering, you are the only few, if not the only one to carry a Dslr, and was the "official" photographer for the gathering. This time, whenever there is a gathering, almost everyone is holding one! Uncles, auntie, cousins, nephews, nieces, brothers, sisters, etc...
    The funny thing is that while most of us have "downgraded" our Dslr to the friendly interchangeable p&s cams, these relatives are all using bigger Dslr and the older relatives are using the highest end of p&s cams.

    It is no more fun taking photos at such gathering anymore. There will always be shooters aiming at every one. The worst is group shooting... You will get so many cams aiming!

    Now what will you do next?
    1. Bring along your biggest Dslr and lens?
    2. Bring along the smallest cam tt you have?
    3. Just bring your iPhone?
    4. Don't bring any n wait to be shot?
    5. Officially announce a new "official" photographer to take over your title?
    always the Light, .... always.

  2. #2
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default

    After a while they will know who will be the one doing a better job.

    If someone else can do better I dun mind going there just to eat and tcss

    Ryan

  3. #3
    Senior Member Sion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    新天地
    Posts
    4,768

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    To the old birds, what's our future?
    Our future is a future without camera and seeing the world through our eyes connected to an inplant chip in our brain capable of storing 500 gigs of jpegs.

  4. #4

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    i will bring a small p&s and shoot when i feel like it......

  5. #5
    Deregistered allenleonhart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,656
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    sit back, relax! u dun have to document the cny celebration. that itself would be a source of great comfort and good rest for all of us too

    *pats on back* cheerio old boy

  6. #6
    Senior Member phoakm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    7,385

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    Does it matter?
    I AM BORNFIRE!
    My Flickr/TFCD Service

  7. #7

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    I had never bring my camera to any family or friends' gathering. Not when I was shooting film, not when I was shooting digital. Why should I?
    deadpoet
    my portfolio

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    bukit batok
    Posts
    1,478

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    i may or may not bring my lx3 along, sometimes i won't even want to bring my cam out.

  9. #9

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    Use an Arriflex.

    And this kind of boom arm to tower over the hheads of friends and relatives:

    http://www.jimmyjibs.com/pages/jibpictures.htm

  10. #10
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant
    Use an Arriflex.

    And this kind of boom arm to tower over the hheads of friends and relatives:

    http://www.jimmyjibs.com/pages/jibpictures.htm
    Power. DM u ever tried doing a family shot in LF? . Happy cny btw bro

    Ryan

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    3,688

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    They are all going through a stage that most of us already went through, so look in a few years, they will also use point and shoot, and their children will use some fancy futuristic camera than also records sound and smell!

  12. #12
    Moderator ed9119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    10,931
    Blog Entries
    26

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    I say "Thank GOd ! Someone else is taking the birthday pics this year!"
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

  13. #13

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canonised View Post
    From my observation I believe many "older" members here are experiencing a similar scene. Only a few years ago, whenever you have a big family gathering, you are the only few, if not the only one to carry a Dslr, and was the "official" photographer for the gathering. This time, whenever there is a gathering, almost everyone is holding one! Uncles, auntie, cousins, nephews, nieces, brothers, sisters, etc...
    The funny thing is that while most of us have "downgraded" our Dslr to the friendly interchangeable p&s cams, these relatives are all using bigger Dslr and the older relatives are using the highest end of p&s cams.

    It is no more fun taking photos at such gathering anymore. There will always be shooters aiming at every one. The worst is group shooting... You will get so many cams aiming!

    Now what will you do next?
    1. Bring along your biggest Dslr and lens?
    2. Bring along the smallest cam tt you have?
    3. Just bring your iPhone?
    4. Don't bring any n wait to be shot?
    5. Officially announce a new "official" photographer to take over your title?
    ..... 6. whip out your gold, crocodile skin, diamond encrusted, limited edition Leica (which they can't afford, ha ha) and kick some serious photographic butt.

  14. #14

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    I am hoping the new generation take over so that I don't have to bring my heavy Gitzo, flash n DSLR.

  15. #15
    Moderator ed9119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    10,931
    Blog Entries
    26

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    u have to remember shooting is the EASY part ..... its the sorting, the PP , getting multiple prints u need to churn out for various relatives ............. and DELIVERING it (and putting up with the blardy complaints why its taking so long) .... and everything for FREE some more.....

    I am SO HAPPY nowadays to see relatives and friends toting great equipment to family gatherings .......... they have to do all that above .... AND I get to irritate them with my 2 cents worth and can NAG and NAG at them too LOL !!!
    Last edited by ed9119; 4th February 2011 at 03:01 AM.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

  16. #16
    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    SG
    Posts
    6,232

    Default

    长江后浪推前浪

  17. #17
    Senior Member Leong23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    within myself
    Posts
    3,186

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy
    长江后浪推前浪
    前浪死在沙滩上

  18. #18

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    u have to remember shooting is the EASY part ..... its the sorting, the PP , getting multiple prints u need to churn out for various relatives ............. and DELIVERING it (and putting up with the blardy complaints why its taking so long) .... and everything for FREE some more.....
    Completely can identify with this!

  19. #19

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    i will bring a small p&s and shoot when i feel like it......
    hi zaren, happy chinese new year..

    these days.. it's my nieces who are taking photos with their cameras.. dslr, pns, phone, etc etc..

  20. #20

    Default Re: To the old birds, what's our future?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicZnap View Post
    hi zaren, happy chinese new year..

    these days.. it's my nieces who are taking photos with their cameras.. dslr, pns, phone, etc etc..
    hi niccy....happy new year!!!

    time for the oldies to rediscover their photography passion!!!


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •