Why did I give up on digital cameras?

First of all, THIS ISN’T A DIGITAL VS FILM ARTICLE ! I HATE THOSE!

I don’t intend to add onto an already oversized pile of toxic articles of meta physics articles of one being better than the other crapfest!

This is more of a article to document my reason selling off my digital camera. It wasn’t because of some great revelation or epiphany. Nor was it due to a discovery of something greater.

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Working for exposure.

Call it – working for free – the holy grail of companies looking for a photographer meaning every company in this world.

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Point explained by WTD.

I did an article about this article long ago, and the problem has gotten much worse since. A recent article on Petapixel here highlighted the practice is more or less being accepted as standard practice.

Check out the comments on all the links I posted, they are hilarious.

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Mending shoes.

Stepping out of the bank after cashing in the cheque I ticked off another item off my “to-do” list. It was 6pm Monday and I had just left the office for the the bank to help pay for one of their orders.

Looked down at my shoes, I noted the tears and wears. Mind you – it was still good, but could use some fixing up. A cobbler had set up shop right next to the bank. With time to spare I paid a visit.

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The weekends are mine to decide

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Many years ago working at a telecommunication company I learned to never tell anyone that you enjoy doing nothing on the weekends.

Because management took it as a sign to load ne with so much work that you would have to work on weekends so meet Monday deadlines. The reasoning, because you have nothing to do, can make you work on weekends.

But I needed to rest I pleaded with them, “you can rest after you are dead.” was their answer.

“Well then I’m going to hell because I quit!” I handed in my resignation and left. No wonder there was no permanent staff at this company and how they quickly hired anyone who applied right through the door.

Saturdays and Sundays are mine. What I do with them is none of your business. Even if I have nothing to do, it doesn’t mean you can load me with work and expect me to do work on it.

Although I am now busy on weekends, but it is on my own terms and not dictated by some middle management pinhead.

What I would take into the past…

One day while sitting at a cafe having breakfast, I overheard the topic next table over.

“What would I bring if I could travel into the past?”

An interesting question if I could get pass the first obvious one, “How would I even travel back in time?”

But for the argument’s safe, lets say I have mastered time travel backwards and returning to my own timeline at my leisure. The first thing I would bring are books of what is going to happen to the past and give it to either my younger self to exploit – and why not?. Or go back further in time with a camera to document history – we mustn’t change history now ? 😛

Do you know what they chose?

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My favorite film

If you are frequent visitor of this blog then you no doubt know that I shoot mainly with film and were you to guess, most of you would say it’s Kodak Portra. In truth, my favorite film is actually Instant film @ Polaroid film. In no particular order:

  1. Fujifilm Instax mini
  2. Fujifilm Instax wide
  3. Fujifilm FP-3000B

Ever since I started shooting film I enjoy the feeling, but nothing still beats Instant when I want some fun with film. Sure the colors and exposure are not spot on, but the opportunity for fun and mayhem cannot be rivaled. Plus saving pictures into my journal/notebooks or as gift to friends or strangers leads to heaps of fun.

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Expressing thoughts and exposing idiocy, hypocrisy and corruption.

Whether it’s a blog, an open letter in the newspaper, facebook post or even a tweet, nothing garners more complaints from Asian governments than ones that tells or complains about the government – especially ones widely read by many.

There are more and more reports of Asian countries introducing laws to arrest bloggers or “facebookers”, tweeters or just about anyone who post an article online, for defamation or even sedition. The level to which they assigned the notoriety of the crime are increasing – equating the deed to committing espionage or treason.

Sooner or later, government will no doubt try and impose capital punishment for anything that are “seditious” in an effort to curb people from writing them. We are witnessing the birth of  – the thought police or 1984 as foretold by George Orwell.

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