My day job isn't photography, but I've managed to shoehorn some photography into my day job in the last couple of years. My background is in academia, but what I'm doing currently is public and cultural diplomacy, which is kind of like PR in the service of diplomacy. We often need portraits of writers, artists, filmakers, still life for advertising, event photography for reports and publicity, and sometimes video. The institution doesn't have enough budget to hire outside photographers, so I started shooting for my own projects mainly to make my job easier--so I'd have high quality photos that fit our layouts and that I controlled the rights to and could add to my portfolio or sell as stock or for other purposes. Those of you who follow me on facebook have probably seen some of these photos.
Here's an ad that I photographed and designed. It ran as a half page in a local arts and culture monthly tabloid: