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    Who's Day Job is Photography?

    I was talking to a newby here the other day about the forum. He was surprised given the level of knowledge and talent evident here how few posters actually make their living in photography. As a matter of fact some of the most knowledgeable people here do other things for a living and I believe there are some real good reasons to keep photography as a personal passion rather than trying to make a living from it.

    Just curious. Whose day job is photography? Or if you are like me it is my day, night, weekends and holidays job.
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    Kirk

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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    Ha, I wish!

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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    For me, photograpy is an all day affair. However, I do stop from 7am to 4pm to spend time doing stuff (as a senior programmer) I don't care about to pay for this addiction.

    No worries though, I just ordered 4 new lens boards for the new Chamonix coming my way.
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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    It is my day job, but fortunatelly is not my only source of income.

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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    Nights, weekends, and vacations only here- one of these days Im going to retire and start working it full time

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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    Alternate months here.

    I don't derive any income from it though, but fortunately my other job pays enough.

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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    it will be within a few months. i'm giving up my music-business career for a portrait-photography career. out of the frying pan...
    - matt haines


    Business.
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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    I used to be a photo assistant full-time, but it didn't include benefits. It's a fun job, but I had to get insurance. So now, photography is just a way for me to relax.

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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    I gave that up about 20 years ago.

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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    I'm a real estate appraiser and use photos in all appraisals; in addition, I do architectural photography as a sideline for local contractore, architecs, etc.

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