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    I've read recently the thoughts of some CS goers on their views of passion in photography. On a lighter note, I've decided to understand the thoughts running through everyone here.

    Would you also consider using Holga/Lomography products & call them photography? I for one own few of such & am happy with the effects & outcome.

    I'm sure it will be an eyeopener for everyone here, me inclusive!
    *Please do not start flame wars, as it is not my intent, for everyone is entitled to their opinion*

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    Haha recently so many this kind of threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by KamenRider91 View Post
    What is Photography to you? How do you view your works & that of others?
    Photography is nothing but a red hot passion to me.

    I view my works as good and that of others as not so good because their passion is questionable, dubious and not so solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Haha recently so many this kind of threads
    I think this is the season of passion aroused by the heady smell and heatiness of durians.

    Some obviously need this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I think this is the season of passion aroused by the heady smell and heatiness of durians.

    Some obviously need this:

    more liang teh is good for CS

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    Need this too!!


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    Some of CSers seeking the herbal cure of over-passion:


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    Some get so heated up they have to go cool down somewhere else


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    Preparing for everyone now

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    Ahh I love this kinda threads. Recently read a lot of posts where CSers talk about this and feel like chipping in my 2c worth.

    IMO, there are two ways of seeing photography and cameras - as a realist tool for representing truth, and an expressionist tool for artistic expression. To different people, cameras take up different roles and have varied purposes. To the photojournalistic people, the camera serves as a way to depict an event and the tool is valued for it's accurate representation of a real life event. So to these people, editing should be kept to a minimum and the photo should be as similar to what the eye sees as possible.

    I belong to the latter, and hold an expressionist orientation in my approach to photography. Photography, although not very much acknowledged by painters etc, is to me a form of art. The camera is like a paintbrush just that it records light and doesnt smear colour onto a canvas. The light gathering from the sensor or film is only the first step of creating an image. This is followed up by editing, printing, or digitally presenting the image. The entire process should lead to the display of the image as an art piece for appreciation or enjoyment just as a painting would be to viewers.

    Although everyone have their thoughts on what photography is, it is important to not dismiss another person's opinion on what photography is to them. Serial photo editors should not look at unedited photojournalistic work as unrefined, but rather a different school of thought in how one approaches photography.

    On TS's question on whether lomography is considered photography, my answer is a definite yes because photography essentially is the recording of light on a medium regardless of how distorted the presentation of the image is. However, it is safer to view lomography as a form of expressionist type of photography where the purpose of the medium is for artistic expression.

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    I prefer this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    I prefer this:


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    if ya ask me... u might be better of pming some members to ask their opinions...

    different ppl different take haha


    and at the rate its going...

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    Missing a milk moustache:

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    Nothing beats Superman!!


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    Nothing beats Superman!!

    i wonder when the hosts will come in and scold us for hotlinking. heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya

    i wonder when the hosts will come in and scold us for hotlinking. heh.
    Welcome to Kopitiam TS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    Welcome to Kopitiam!!
    Eh..? I meant web hosts of the images. Hahaha.

    Oh TS...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya

    Eh..? I meant web hosts of the images. Hahaha.

    Oh TS...
    Oh... Hmm, not for commercial purposes!!

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