Kwek Leng Joo became photographer to save cost.


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today's straits times, front page article of Kwek Leng Joo, the passionate shutterbug.

i quote from the article, "....when CDL(City Developments Ltd) was planning its 2001 corporate desktop calendar. Amid a cost-cutting exercise in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, he decided to be the photographer for the calendar, instead of engaging the services of a professional. He shot a series of dragonflies, which fascinate him."

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reachme2003 said:
today's straits times, front page article of Kwek Leng Joo, the passionate shutterbug.

i quote from the article, "....when CDL(City Developments Ltd) was planning its 2001 corporate desktop calendar. Amid a cost-cutting exercise in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, he decided to be the photographer for the calendar, instead of engaging the services of a professional. He shot a series of dragonflies, which fascinate him."

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Good one!
 

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he's a very special guest of cathay, and he buys 22mp digital back like buying candy. what do YOU think? :bsmilie:
 

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reachme2003 said:
today's straits times, front page article of Kwek Leng Joo, the passionate shutterbug.

i quote from the article, "....when CDL(City Developments Ltd) was planning its 2001 corporate desktop calendar. Amid a cost-cutting exercise in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, he decided to be the photographer for the calendar, instead of engaging the services of a professional. He shot a series of dragonflies, which fascinate him."

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Save costs??? I wonder how much CDL pays for photography services??
 

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reachme2003 said:
today's straits times, front page article of Kwek Leng Joo, the passionate shutterbug.

i quote from the article, "....when CDL(City Developments Ltd) was planning its 2001 corporate desktop calendar. Amid a cost-cutting exercise in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, he decided to be the photographer for the calendar, instead of engaging the services of a professional. He shot a series of dragonflies, which fascinate him."

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i think CDL ended up paying much more for the calendar, since KLJ's opportunity costs would have come up to 10 times the cost of a professional photographer. :p
 

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There may be more than meets the eyes .. why guess?? :think:

Let them handle their own garden lar ... :sweatsm:
 

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i think CDL ended up paying much more for the calendar, since KLJ's opportunity costs would have come up to 10 times the cost of a professional photographer. :p
I think the costs of the time he spent taking those photographs would be alot higher than hiring a professional photographer.........

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Photographers may have to build their own house soon. Learn from Kwek - cut your cost.
 

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i don't see anything wrong with this. as long as he is proud to offer his service to his company and is doing a proper job, why not? opportunity cost is so subjective, the satisfaction he gets from this 'job' may over-ride whatever 10x more opportunity cost you may think have been incurred. :)
 

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Whether CDL saves costs or not depends on what they are comparing with. But frankly, don't think such cost savings are material to CDL - I am sure there are better areas to cut, for eg,...especially... ehem
 

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eikin said:
i don't see anything wrong with this. as long as he is proud to offer his service to his company and is doing a proper job, why not? opportunity cost is so subjective, the satisfaction he gets from this 'job' may over-ride whatever 10x more opportunity cost you may think have been incurred. :)
nothing *wrong* with it...just *strange* thats all. since the reason given by CDL is to "save costs".

e.g. bill gates would actually be losing money if he stopped for a moment to pick up a $100 bill lying on the pavement.

strange that a huge public listed company like CDL did not consider the opportunity costs. :)
 

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Maybe all this hooha about him taking pics is a publicity stunt?????? Or to show the human side of him????

HS
 

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Photographers may have to build their own house soon. Learn from Kwek - cut your cost.
in fact.....why not do everything yourselves! you will save so much money that you will be fabulously rich in no time! :bsmilie:
 

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errm.. how's KLJ's photos... tot there was some discussion on defination of "photographer" somewhere here... :think:


it's nothing unusal for a person to discover the wonders of photography.

It's ONLY unusual when an unusal person discovers the wonders of photography. ;)

I wonder what will the papers say if one of the political figures takes up photography. :eek:
 

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I wonder what will the papers say if one of the political figures takes up photography. :eek:
I believe some Ministers are probably into that.

Juz a couple of months ago, I saw Mah Bow Tan at Macritchie with his camera and one of his personal guards. Smiled at him. Give him the benefit of doubt, I assume he's an avid photographer.

Still I dun see any issue on that.
 

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