How far do you want to go?

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  1. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How far do you want to go with your photography- Where do you want to take it? What do you want or expect from it?
     
  2. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I really don't know.


    Knowing there is no end to the depths of photography I embark on my journey dead set on finding it.
     
  3. Emerana

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    I want to be good enough that i can take professional looking photos of my kids so that I dont have to pay other people. I would really like to get good enough in a couple years to make a little money so that my hobby can pay for itself.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    And there comes a point when you don't even need a camera ;)
     
  5. bhop

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    I don't know. It'd be nice if I could make it my job, but then again, i'd probably have to take a pay cut since i've been doing my current career for so long..

    As it stands, i'm just having fun and going with the flow. I just want to be consistent right now.
     
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    I'd like to be able to take a little more pride in the work I've done. Instead of having photos I feel so-so about, I want to look at them and be impressed with myself. It probably won't ever happen because I'm too critical of my own work, but a guy can dream.
     
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    Personally, I'm hoping to go full time pro within the next 2 years. I do know that weddings and kids will not be a major thing for me. I have a feeling that corporate portraiture and commercial work is where I'm heading. Although lifestyles and theater are big interests to me.

    Now I just need to find that right sponsor! Anybody know a good Nikon rep?
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I wouldn't mind if situations came up that'd help me to finance the hobby justa little, but other than that I have no plans to leave the area of amateur-ship. I certainly don't want to be a professional. But an exhibition here or there and people using my photos for posters or parents buying prints off me seems nice enough.

    Bhop says it nicely: "having fun and going with the flow" wanting to "be consistent". That seems to sum it all up well.
     
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    I dont see myself becoming a professional. Like others said, I want to get good enough to take professional looking shots for family and friends. But the more I shoot and the more I read, the more equipment I want to buy. So it would be nice to make a little money to pay for the equipment.
     
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    Depends if I pass uni this year or not...
     
  11. My goal is to have enough time, so I can evolve as a photographer.

    Which will not happen for many MANY years...
     
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    At my current age, (19 college student), i would like to get to the point where i can make a bit of money and do portrait jobs so it can help pay for itself. But even if i dont get money for it, i want to be able to go out with my camera and get portfolio/gallery level shots consistently.
     

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