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    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    I am a translator too, but a couple of years ago I decided I needed to do something outdoors. I got into pinhole cameras, which led me to LF photography and this, in turn, led me to architectural photography. About 25% of my current income is photography related.

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    Nov 2000
    Victoria BC Canada

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    Like you Kirk, this is my day, night and weekend job. I shoot architecture commercially and I'm working at selling my prints now as well. Sure, I'm not floating in extra cash, but I'm doing what I love.

  3. #23

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    May 2001

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    It was in the past for 3 years but I really started to hate to work for others, so I stopped bevor it was to late.
    Now its about 5-10% of my job and the rest I do other things, but in my freetime I'm almost do only my own photography!
    Cheers Armin

  4. #24
    multi format
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    Feb 2001

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    hi kirk

    using a camera is also my job.
    i've been doing freelance printing, newspaper,
    magazine (portrait ) and habs work for a while now ..
    but luckliy my wife works too ... and gets the insurance ...


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    Moderator Ralph Barker's Avatar
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    Sep 1998
    Rio Rancho, NM

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    We're supposed to have a day job!?

    I knew there was a reason I retired.

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    Dec 2000
    Tonopah, Nevada, USA

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    High speed motion picture photography of our nuclear stockpile in action. Does that count. It's a sucky job but somebody's got to do it. When it's time for personal work, perhaps that's why I choose 1 image / 360 seconds instead of thousands of images at 360 frames per second. All the same principles apply to both endeavors.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Aug 2006
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Moat View Post
    Yeah ... 25 hours a day sometimes. ...........
    Gordon Moat Photography
    Gordon…. I had my own Architectural practice for 14 years. I found that if I worked 25 hours a day I only had to work 8 days a week.

    For the last 27 years I have worked for a large Design-Build firm as a Designer/Project Architect. I also do LF Black & White landscape photography which I market through a couple of galleries and 5 to 10 Art Fairs each year. Over the years I have done Architectural Photography for the D/B company and for the last three years that is all I have done. So now, my day job is photography and so is my hobby.


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    Jul 2005
    Montrose, Colorado USA

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    It is a personal passion due to the fact I am retired(ded) from aviation accident investigations. However, I live photography 24/7. Occasionally a person in need chooses me for a documentary assignment/project. Then, I am in hog heaven.

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    Jun 2006
    Temperance, MI

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    I'm a custom fine art printer and I use a lot of photography skills in this endeavor.
    Greg Lockrey

    Wealth is a state of mind.
    Money is just a tool.
    Happiness is pedaling +25mph on a smooth road.

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    nuevo mexico

    Re: Who's Day Job is Photography?

    0 % from landscape work
    100% from pornography

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