anyone here have another career besides photography?

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  1. Ms_jessica

    Ms_jessica TPF Noob!

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    im just curious who here has another career completely different from photography, but still is capable of making money doing photo as well? I'm just stuck with what i want to do. I'm coming close to getting into a field that I'm having second thoughts with, and the only reason i can think of getting into that field is the money. But i truly love photo, and i want to know what i can do with it. Or do any of you think its possible to carry on two different careers?
     
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    yes, why not? my "money", as I can call my earnings, come from teaching English. I study Electronics and would like to stay in this field. Photograhy is my passion but I rarely make money out of it.
     
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    I'm sorta going in reverse to what you're asking - I'm currently a network engineer. Over the past year or so, I've been getting into photography more and more, and am slowly (but surely!) trying to build up a business out of it so I can quit my 'real' job.
     
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    My day job is teacher, but I'm trying to build up a photo career for when I'm off during the summers.
     
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    Define "Making Money". I've sold a few prints and done a few portrait sessions for small amounts of money, but nothing huge or regular. My "real job" is a programmer/web designer while I work my way through college, ideally ending up with a job in Academia/Research eventually.
     
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    I've been a professional musician for 16 years, and a graphic designer for the last 2 1/2. I like to make money from both, and photography as well.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't make any money with my photos :cry:
    I only PAY for things photography-related :cry:

    I am a translator.
    More so a housewife, though.
     
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    i am a web entrepreneur on the side
     
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    Same here!!

    I'm a quality specialist for a highend office furniture manufacturer - that's how the bills get paid....including the photography related bills!
     
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    My primary is CAD monkey, making maps for the BIA and various Indian tribes. I am also getting into ESRI and other cartography programs.
     
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    I'm a theater lighting technician.
    Photography is an expensive hobby. I'm still trying to get to the point where I can make any money, let alone a break-even amount.
     
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    I am a MIcrosoft Certified Systems Administrator. Currently working as a Network Operations Technician, until I can build my photography business to the point it supports me and my family.

    That will likely be when my kids have all grown and moved out and it is just my wife and I. That will be nice I think.
     

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