Introduce Yourself

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything, whether it relates to Cambodia or not. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
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mauser765
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby mauser765 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:47 pm

Echobeach wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:38 pm
I love photographing people, and South Eastern Asia is ideal as so much life takes place outdoors , unlike here in the UK , where everyone is hiding behind net curtains .

People differ though , and i found people in Vietnam to be quite aggressive in asking for money , whereas Cambodians seemed very laid back and relaxed .
I think that stems from unethical people taking hundreds of photos of the poor and their subjects never get to see a cent of it, or get any recognition. In many cases, the photographers are quite well off, but feel it is their right to use the poor like mannequins.

Then they upload the pics to their fancy websites and make money from their portfolios, but god help anybody who dares to copy their material.

I'm not saying you're one of them, I'm sure you're not. But back home, a greater proportion of people are better off in many cases.

Here, many people are really poor, so some think they should get something in return.

Khmers are very polite/friendly in most cases, perhaps Vietnam's experience has jaded them more, I don't know.

I would hope a guy using pictures of homeless people in NY or Paris would at least try and help his subjects.

Why not in Vietnam or here?
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Echobeach
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Echobeach » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:59 pm

I agree , there are many ethical issues to consider when choosing to photograph others , especially where the photographer is making a living out of other's misfortune .

If i return it would be great to get involved in some kind of community work .
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby mauser765 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:04 pm

You could combine the two, maybe work for an NGO as a photographer?

Or a travel agency?
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Cowshed Cowboy » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:30 pm

Good luck to you Echo Beach I hope it works out for you either way. :thumb:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Pbnjsandwich » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:14 am

How's it going all. New in town from the States. This is my first time abroad and it's been a fantastic experience. Getting the lay of the land, wandering the streets is fun. I plan on teaching after a couple check list items are taken care.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:47 am

Pbnjsandwich wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:14 am
How's it going all. New in town from the States. This is my first time abroad and it's been a fantastic experience. Getting the lay of the land, wandering the streets is fun. I plan on teaching after a couple check list items are taken care.
welcome to the boards :thumb:
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby SuperStabwound » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:07 pm

Hello. Im an Spanish 26 years old man and I like to travel a lot. I love the heavy metal music, animals and green nature places
Id like to visit cambodia soon
Im not a very good English speaker, and I trying to learn different languages, including Khmer. But I think is very hard, especially write and read it.
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:26 am

SuperStabwound wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:07 pm
Hello. Im an Spanish 26 years old man and I like to travel a lot. I love the heavy metal music, animals and green nature places
Id like to visit cambodia soon
Im not a very good English speaker, and I trying to learn different languages, including Khmer. But I think is very hard, especially write and read it.
welcome, heres some "Cambodian Metal" (or attempt of it)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlMnOH4uMo4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdu7Sd6ytKk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV2XMiI6Lis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MZ-RW3UFIY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXNemBwaE3Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPo-d_mZn_c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SEk3in4U-M
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby Its A London Thing » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:35 pm

Hi all, frequent traveller from London, England.

Joined the forum to find out some info for my upcoming trip over New Year. First time to Cambodia and finding this a useful place for insight.

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Re: Introduce Yourself

Postby phuketrichard » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:35 pm

Echobeach wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:59 pm
I agree , there are many ethical issues to consider when choosing to photograph others , especially where the photographer is making a living out of other's misfortune .

If i return it would be great to get involved in some kind of community work .
come on ,,,,, how much money do u think is made?>> People dont buy photographs of poor people, trust me

what about Paparazzi?? With the right shot at the right time they can make thousands an thousands and the one photographed gets fuck all.

When u are in the public,you have ZERO rights to privacy, look at London, cams everywhere watching you 24/7
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST


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