think someone ran a similar thread many moons ago abt the most admired photogs here on CS.
me? there are so many people i learnt from in the last half-yr dat i've begun shooting. aj23, espn (yes, apart from exhorting us to boost our nation's GDP, he does shoot and pretty well, i might add. ), scanner, sniperD etc.... in one way or the other, they had helped me. then there's brett and astin who taught me the basics of studio and posing.
guess more imptly for newbies like me is to be open to learn from those who crossed more bridges than us, so to speak!
Wow who has inspired me ???
Everyone that has put their photo's, thoughts, experience here.
The many newbies that run rings around me; and have the desire to be better at their art.
The pro's that I admire for their tallent and are willing to give their assistance at any level.
Tallented people that are devoted to this site such as (and I dont remember all).
Drudkh, Espn,Adam Goi,teerex,Areality,Witness,mpenza, and more.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
At first glance, it would be the community here that's keeping this place vibrant, but if you look beneath the surface, the real heroes, in my mind, are the moderators and admins. Some of them surface from time to time, but for the most part they stay behind the scenes and keep things chugging along, and to me, that's real dedication in a thankless task.
It's a fine line between keeping things in line and draconian clampdown, and the bar shifts every second depending on who's looking at the situation, but they've done a remarkable job.
So, to people like Darren, Larry, Togu, Jed, Bluestrike, AdamGoi, and countless others I can't remember or don't know about ... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ... :cheers:
It's because of you guys that all of us keep coming back, and because of you, that 99% of the flaming that goes on only happen as smilies ... :flame:
marcwang: Well for every 10,000 I bring to Nikon, I can try for a free D2X ya'know heehee.
jeff49er: PLS LA U met me only 1 time.
nightwolf75: U must be kidding me, I can shoot meh... I can press the trigger I 'steal laugh' liao.
Pablo: Keep shooting... I do nothing except BUY BUY BUY... everybody knows. Heehee
=== End of jokes ===
For me the best person to turn to for advice, comments/suggestions would be megaweb, most constructive most informative and never too stingy to share. :thumbsup:
Next would be Avatar, for his kind 'help' in leading me to the dark side last year... Speaking of which I saw Avatar just now at Orchard but was in a rush to get to Lords that I didn't manage to stop and talk to him, sorry dude, catch up with you again next time.
Finally, a silent killer like rty, which nobody actually know his 'powress' in photography. Mai siao siao hor, his shot buay pai one... also a great sharer in techniques and comments, Canon users will love this shooter. :thumbsup:
Actually a lot la, but just a few that I really know who can shoot and never too stingy to share.
Many thanks to those that helped me improve my skills along the way and helping me along
Just wana mention Terence, who was very generous in letting me try out his 70-200 2.8 IS during one of the zoo outings Adam Goi orgainised in September. Mind you, he let me put it on my 10D the whole day and that was the first time we met. That was my 1st CS outing and i was very impressed at the generousity of the CS members, certainly left a mark on me. So much so i got my 70-200 f4 shortly after. :bsmilie: