Do you make money with your photography?

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Do you make money with your photography?

  1. No , Just for fun!

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  2. A little to support my addiction < $10,000

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  3. I make a living <50,000

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  4. I am photography $50,000 to 1,000,000

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  1. Hardrock

    Hardrock TPF Noob!

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    Its a yes or no question.

    As for me no, Its a hobby that I would eventually like to make some money at.
     
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  2. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do I make money? Some. Not enough to quite my day job though.
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I've made my hobby pay for itself. I have a FT job that pays the morgage and occasionally if I have a desire for a new lens or another body or whatnot, I'll accept the next job that I'm asked to do (usually). With this method, it's paid for 2 DSLRs and several thousand dollars of lenses, tripods, flashes, and lighting equipment. Now I have a well stocked cabinet of toys for my own personal use and really don't have a need for any more lenses so photo money goes to new golf clubs and additional mortgage principal etc.
     
  4. Hardrock

    Hardrock TPF Noob!

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    I like this idea! My wife tells me to start charging but its just easier not to in case of any problems. Theres a lot less stress when money is not involved but there is also no profit.
     
  5. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I voted No, but in reality I do make a little bit of money. Hardly anything worth mentioning though...
     
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    I want to do small jobs here and there to help fund the habit, but I don't feel I'm 100% ready yet. I thought of maybe a niche market like hunting/fishing but again, I need more experience - especially with the hunting part since I'd like to capture a bird in flight while the hunter takes aim, etc.
     
  7. Shockey

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    Well none of those really fit me. I made just under 40000 last year in the six month wedding season working part time aside from my full time day job....pretty good extra cash....but not enough to go full time.
     
  8. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That sounds pretty cool, and probably not actually that hard to pull off.

    I'm picturing you squatting behind and to the side of the hunter, looking down the shotgun barrel, with the bird in the top corner...
    The hunter occupying the bottom left corner, the bird in the top right.

    :lol:, I mean, I just instantly got a picture of what you were talking about...I just had to describe it.

    It shouldn't be too hard if you have a hunter to tag along with that knows what you're going for and is willing to help.
     
  9. c.cloudwalker

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    Although I have not shot pro for a while, I still get a decent income from my stock.

    I have finally resolved a few problems with my life and decided to once more change the road I travel so that by the end of the year I will be back among the pros. Just gave the go ahead yesterday for the building of my studio and hired a studio manager. This should be a fun year.
     
  10. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

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    I voted no, but I do make a little $$$ on the side, usually stealing jobs away from pros who are too expensive...:lol::lmao::lol::lmao: Kiddding.:er:
    I do make some lunch money every now and then.
     
  11. Hardrock

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    Sounds exciting! What part of Georgia?
     
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    It's not going to be in GA. I hate where I am now and that was one of the problems to resolve, lol.
     

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