For Fun? or For Money? (vote)

Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by keith204, Jan 30, 2008.

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I shoot:

  1. For Fun

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  2. For Money

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you shoot for fun, or for money? Notice there is no "both" option, so you've gotta pick one.
     
  2. jlykins

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    I think photography is fun, challenging, and a great hobby. If someday down the road I can make some money at it, that would be great too. But for now, I'm a little wet behind the ears to offer it as a service to anyone.
     
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    Both, but if it's not fun, it's not worth it.

    It's fun before the cash.
     
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    I can't vote :(
     
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    I shoot just for fun, and to feed my hunger for photography :D

    The money part it`s just something relative, if i can make money from it, it`s good (i can then use them to buy some new lenses, or keep them for a new camera), if i can`t make money from it, it`s still good :D

    I think that you you turn your hobby in your job, it starts to get boring, and than you will not be very happy as you one were about taking a photo.
     
  6. Rick Waldroup

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    Mostly for money
     
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    We really need a both!

    I shoot because I love it.

    I also shoot to feed my habit and hopefully within 2 years, live by.

    There really is a both for me.
     
  8. usayit

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    For years... I wanted to shoot for a living (more than just side stuff)...

    But

    Life lead me in another direction and a career in another field was born. I shoot for pure enjoyment now... but the little kid in me still wants to do it for a living.
     
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    I am a novice and shoot only for the fun of it. It would be nice to make some profit out of it, but I enjoy shooting even though I don't.
     
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    I shoot for both. I make money almost everyday. Not 100% of our income but enough to make ends meet. And I have fun. When it's no longer fun, I'll quit. Did that once and stepped away for about 10 years. So, because there is no category for both, I did not vote.
     
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    It says i can't vote either :( I'm a both, but mainly for fun.
     
  12. sabbath999

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    I notice it doesn't have "I shoot due to a sometimes self destructive obsessive compulsive need to create" as an opition, so I just chose "fun".
     

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