Can I, don't wan passion, bt a free 5d plsssssssss
Canon| Tokina(UWA) | newly added a Tamron(walkabout)
Like I said, the only reason why I got so affected is becasue they are my close friends. Friends whom I know so well that i know that a dslr and only an accessory to them. This is the reason why i felt so insulted. They want to hang something fancy around their necks and they got what they want. So how can I not be jealous? I grew up w/o parents and so I have to handle all this myself. Now that I know what my hobby is, I work hard to get what I need.
It is my fault for sterotyping them and saying that they have 'no passion'. But at the start of the forum, I asked "Do you think they are really into photography?". The next thing I know is someone misusing my words, twisting my logic and changing my initial meaning.
Last edited by tumblrsucks; 19th July 2011 at 09:29 PM.
Enough said. I think you should close this thread before you sink into depression.
It should not bother you whether or not who got the camera for them, whether or not they have the passion for photography. If you are indeed affected by the fact that they got their DSLR the easy way and have no passion in photography, why not try igniting their passion in photography by inviting them to join you for shoots? If you do that, you no longer have to complain about them using the DSLR as a fashion accessory too.
Lets think about it. The reason for forums is so that people can state their own views and hear from others. If it was really self-righteousness then why would i bother to post this up and listen to what others have to say? If I was that selfish, I might as well just lock myself in and think about how much i hate these people everyday. But no, I'm here because I want to hear views and I want to learn how to change my thoughts. I know that Im being selfish, but Im taking a step by listening to what others have to say. So why pinpoint me?
more importantly, many DSLR-owners are...let's not say stealing. More like replacing freelance photographers' jobs (save for events like wedding and the like). i believe you know that in Singapore it's never easy being a freelancer.
You: People who are X are stupid. Yes/No?
Us: Not all of them are. Why do you care? What have they ever done to you?
You: Actually I just mean my friends x1, x2 and x3. They're stupid. Yes/No?
Us: We don't know them. Who knows? x1 might turn out not to be stupid after all.
You: But *I* know them! And they're stupid! I know because Y!
Us: You're wrong about Y.
Why are you seeking our approval to put down your friends? Frankly, I don't think that's such a good attitude to take. You want a yes/no answer but we can't give a yes/no answer because we don't have all the facts. The "facts" you gave us (Y) is wrong and that's what we called you out on. In any case, you are the one in the best position to determine the suitability of your friends. What do you need us for?
Anyway, TS, maybe it's because you haven't been here long enough. But in my short 2 years here, I have seen at the very least 10 of these threads talking about youngsters having DSLR. Same questions and everything. I don't get why you're intimidated by it or annoyed. They're just trying to climb up the circle of social hierarchy. I'm sucked in it. Most teenagers are.
Heck even adults are. Houses, clubs, cars... Do you really need so many cars, houses or clubs? You can only be at one place at a time. When you are able to answer that question, you've answered your own question
Edit: Anyway, read your question again. If owning a DSLR without a camera means insulting the passion of photography, does that means owning a car and having no passion in cars an insult to people with passion for cars. Worse, owning clothes without passion for fashion or style. That would be death sentence in Tim Gunn's world.
I wasn't even kidding ~.~ like shots of the CBD from afar? And that there's no foreground subject when I see their previewsOriginally Posted by lamergod
Nikon D7000 | 18-105mm | 55-200mm | 50mm 1.8D | SB700
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If you ever believe in the 6 degrees of separation, the world is too freaking small not to leave a small backdoor for yourself to exit graciously should you need to or if ever the need arises. Not saying you should be a hypocrite or a diplomat. But there's a reason insurance is one industry that will never die out.
Last edited by bonrya; 20th July 2011 at 12:33 AM.
TS, relax la. You can't envy other too much la. Like I dont own a car, I envy those young people owning 1? If you keep on comparing your life with others, you ended up suffering only. $ is nothing to most people, you will learn when you grows older.
Only Sony device mostly, haha!