Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who is it for? (Photos we took)

When we exhibit/share/show photos of our work.....are we really trying to impress ourselves or others? Who are we to impress or please actually? Its a classic tale of 'The Man, the Boy and the Donkey' from Aesop's fable for me. A case of too many cooks. When one started out into the world of photography......the first thing to do is...of course to snap pictures. The more the better it is.....but sometimes it is a case of one too many snaps. Yes, I agree that one would like to progress swiftly.......but at what expense? We ask for 'Comments and Critics' of our photos from people in the know and rely on those info to improve. But we ask from too many of them.....one get confused. As this 'sifu' says this way and the other says the other.....when confronted.....both then defended the differences in thought as 'Art'. Wow....even more confusing.

My suggestion is to all aspiring photographers out there....get your basics right first, get it sound.....emulate, be open. Choose the style that you want to go for....and a mentor with that style in mind to guide you around. There's no point trying to impress everyone.

'Please All, and You will Please No One'

11 comments:

Evon T. said...

true indeed!!!!
*claps*

and thank you for the photo!!!!^0^

zamrud photography said...

I'm truly honored to have u browsing and commenting on my blog. Never imagined its you. Thank you back...

Hope u like the photo I took of you.

Amino said...

This is very true. Thank you for sharing with us =)

resakse said...

ya bro...agreed, I only post my best pic, which I'm happy with that pic. If no one CnC, I dont care hahaha...coz it mean nothing to CnC (maybe already good one?)

but if got people CnC, then I'll learn more about my mistake.

Khairul said...
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Khairul said...

Your words are truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing Mr. Zamrud

zamrud photography said...

Yes....thanks u all. FYI...I learned things thru the hard way....was look down upon by others. But then I promised myself once I've achieved my goals....I'm not gonna do that to others.

It hurts me....as well as when I do it to others.

-kar- said...

"Don't post the best photo in forum if you're still learning. At least with bad comment, you still can retain some dignity coz it's not the best!"
-stockie

-kar- said...

Bro, check your photo here. Ha ha ha ha
http://kar.nomenous.com/node/16

zamrud photography said...

Alamak gmbr aku?.....hahahhahhaha thanks bro.

cemilion said...

I agree with your insight..