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Assistant or fixer or translator for pro phtographers in Lebanon

any one need a fixer or translater of assistant for pro. photographer in lebanon at this time becouse of the political and bad situation in north?

by BASHAR ALI at 2007-05-29 15:13:50 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Beirut , Lebanon | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Are you offering?

What can you offer and for how much?

Elaborate, tell us more and someone might just get on the plane and help you tell the story of your country.

Samson

by Samson Yee | 29 May 2007 16:05 | Tokyo, Japan | | Report spam→
I can offer help, but what do you mean by how much, payment? or anything elss, and as i said becouse of the situation here in lebanon, and also I can take photos, I was in Iraq after the fall, and meet Kuni Takahashi if you know him, he is japanese too, and good friend of mine, gave me this site address by the way, there, he told me to took photos as I remember, so, i took my digital camera and took so many photos around baghdad, where even i go i took photos, some of them where good, but don’t know where to sell them. so after a good time, i had deleted them all my war galary that i had lived, becouse of some personal problems. and kept only some butiful phtos that i took for mountines and beaches and sunsets, but know i want to back to photographs, but need someone can teach me the pro style, to tell me what is the real of photographing, when you put your self in some places you should never be there, like me for example, sometime I said on my self, why i did not bring my camera with me, you know why, becouse an a boom happend neer my place, or at my work in baghdad one, a car exploded 40 meters away from the office, but did not thought to bring the camera and took the real time action.
my father told me once the pro phtographer can fly all over the world to get a 1 clear shot…
I hope you can understand me…
waiting reply
Bashar

by BASHAR ALI | 30 May 2007 14:05 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→
Yes, I understand you.

I guess when I wrote “how much” I meant payment. It doesn’t have to be money though. It can be a meal, a place to sleep, even an adventure. It looks like what you want is a lesson in photography, and you are in the right place.

I, like many others here happened to have been born on the rich side of the world. There is always a camera in the house, and we’d take pictures of birthday parties before we knew what a “lens” is. Never had I experienced what you have. Nor do I have the power to even imagine what it would be like to live where you live.

I wish I could send you a camera, all the memory cards you will ever need. I wish I can help.

BASHAR, Photography is merely a tool. Like words, anyone with a voice, can speak, anyone with a camera and a finger, can take a picture. Like words, just because you are shouting, it doesn’t mean people can hear (understand) you. Just because you are taking pictures, it doesn’t mean people can see, what you are seeing. Feel the way you feel.

With practice, and some thoughts, What are you taking pictures of? and who do you want to show these pictures to? and you might get closer to what you are looking for.

It’s ironic (crazy), but what your dad said is true. We fly people to your country to take a shot, to tell your stories, for you. Instead of ever giving you a chance to do it yourselves.

Hope you can forgive us.

by Samson Yee | 30 May 2007 15:05 (ed. May 30 2007) | Tokyo, Japan | | Report spam→
Thank you sir, you are wise, and don’t be sorry, it’s not your falt and not mine too, you are a pro doing your job and I’m just an Iraqi man seeking for a better life like other.
Thanks very much about you offer about the camera, but to tell you the truth, i can buy one right now, but then, I will stop, direction? unknown. you understand what I mean
I will keep looking for someone here maybe he or she, can help.
Its enought for me that someone replies quickly on my letter. thats better from everything. that makes me feel, I’m Human…
Peace

by BASHAR ALI | 30 May 2007 15:05 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→
Bashar, look at this site http://www.al-liquindoi.com/proyectos2.html – this place does Photography workshops in the Middle East, write to them , they may have some advice or maybe they will do another workshop in Beirut.

by Angela Cumberbirch | 30 May 2007 16:05 | Manhattan, New York, United States | | Report spam→
Angla.
Thank you very much for these advices, I don’t know what to say, only a very thanks, and so glad that someone can help me.
I will do my best…
We shall keep in touch.
Peace

by BASHAR ALI | 30 May 2007 17:05 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→

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Participants

BASHAR ALI, Information Technology BASHAR ALI
Information Technology
Baghdad , Iraq
Samson Yee, Photo Editor / Photograph Samson Yee
Photo Editor / Photograph
(Photographer based in Tokyo)
Tokyo , Japan ( NRT )
Angela Cumberbirch, Photographer Angela Cumberbirch
Photographer
New York , United States


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