Had to sell my whole kit :(

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  1. brileyphotog

    brileyphotog TPF Noob!

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    Well, its been a long time since I was here last, and I come bearing sad news. Both newspapers I freelanced for bottomed out and I was let go, and the other steady sports gig I had also went bankrupt.

    So I went and got a real job...the downside to that being that I won't have time to shoot weddings anymore.

    Anyway, I got so broke last month I had to sell my whole kit to pay the bills.

    I guess I should count my blessings though, my new real job is working at a brokerage firm...so in a few months I should be well on my way to a D3!

    So for the time being I'm a camera-less photographer, which is about the saddest thing I know of. I tried using my old Nikon Coolpix (for the first time in 5 years) as a temporary stand-in, but got so frustrated I just gave it to my girlfriend. :(

    Stupid economy. Where's the newspaper industry bailout?
     
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    Sorry man, hope things turn out for the better. Good luck
     
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    Aww, so sorry to hear that :( Just stay positive, and like you said... I'm sure you'll get your D3 soon enough!
     
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    So to hear that, but News Papers have old news!

    Ever considered going freelance?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Looks like the answer is yes.
     
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    Woops, Well its been a long day!
     
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    Keep your head up!
     
  8. Best of luck to you! I hope you have some shiny new gear soon.
     
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    yes..there's always new gear to be had further down the road. accumulating the experience is what really counts. hope the new job is good to you.
     
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    Congratulations on finding a new job! And one that will pay the bills and in time allow you to pick up new toys. So very many people are hanging on by their finger nails hoping for work these days.
     
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    Best of luck... you do what you have to do. Hopefully, you'll be shooting again with near stuff sooner than later.
     
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    My sympathies mate. My girlfriend and I have a kid on the way and I'm terrified of having to give up. I shoot Live music for free at the moment and I'd love to be in your position where I had freelanced for actual renumeration. If you've freelanced once you can do it again. You'll be fine mate.
     

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