Job?

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  1. MiKaLa119

    MiKaLa119 TPF Noob!

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    Just a question for everyone...and please ignore if you feel I'm being too personal or nosy, just curious. What is your normal day-to-day job? Is photography you're job and passion? or a hobby? If this is your career, do you find it hard to make enough income as an artist?

    I'm currently in the U.S. military, and have less than a year to go. So now's about the time when I should decide what I want to do with the rest of my life. Always been interested in photography and I'm currently reading a bunch of books, but don't have any "real" experience. I don't know if I want to take a couple years off and focus on school, photography, or being a simple bum... but... back to the question, What do you do for a living?
     
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    Well normally I'm a student, studying architecture. Over the summer at the minute Im working in a tax free Dixons (again)...woop de doop :confused:...hey its money! Oh, thats a comsumer type electronics store for any non-UKers.

    And photography has always been an interest but more recently i have become more motivated to get into it more regularly.... so its a hobby becoming more of a passion really!!!

    At the minute I don't make a living hahaha.... I'm student with lots of debt and getting even deeper! :D Ah who cares anyway....
     
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    i work in a supermarket for 37 hours a week. Im the vegetable man or fruit dude or however you wanna call it there. Im also following a homecourse, trying to become a vet-assistent, thats pretty nice to do. Only 2 more years to go for that :)
    And photography is just a hobby of mine and i like it alot.
    Greetz Daan
     
  4. vixenta

    vixenta Hands Off Me Haggis!

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    My fate was sealed doing sign language interpreting when i was 8 :mrgreen:
    I met a good freind of mine who happened to be deaf, and i never shook of the awe of 'our secret language'. It's something that inspired me to go on and do it as a career, and love it!

    As with photography, well it's only been an obsessive hobby for quite sometime, but in the future i do see myself taking on a degree, either in photogoraphy or another language, even both.

    I like to learn and never restrict myself to one career at any one time.
     
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    I have an AA in photo, 2 years of school learning lighting, posing, etc for studio settings. Pulled a job right out of college. The money wasnt great but I was 22 at the time and it was enough to party on. I didnt stay in the camera room long though, didnt enjoy saying the same old crap to different people so I moved into a more artistic side of things. Now Im back at a studio but I work front office for a person I graduated with. I guess having a great sales background is good for something. Now I dont have to talk to High School Seniors about how they are going to change the world all the time. I just deal with the money. ;)

    Since I dont shoot for a living now I have learned that I am much more able to pick up a camera on my free time. When I worked behind the camera I never picked one up on my days off.
     
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    I'm actually waiting for a call back from a LPS that I had an interview with. They really seemed like they wanted me back from everything the manager said and said stuff like "when I start" kind of stuff. So this will be my first real job with photography. The manager said he would teach me everything I need to know about developing to selling cameras and also learning soon to work in the repair shop. He said "Heck, I can even teach you to take good pictures". So, that's where I stand about to make a highschool career in a camera store until I graduate next year and can join the union and can become an Architectural Engineer and AutoCAD designer. That's where I plan on making money.
     
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    im a student getting a degree in Chemistry and German Language and Literature.
    right now im working in a synthetic organic chemistry research lab doing research with a prof.
    photography is just a hobby though i have started think that i might start doing art shows and selling my stuff. i think some of my stuff is good enough, but we shall see at my first art show when ever that is...
     
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    I have recently left university and at the moment i'm working as a freelance photographer with a number of companies whilw chasing a more permanent photographer position.
     
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    I teach Welding and Metallurgy at a Community College. Hope to revive my photo career during the summers.
     
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    I'm a buisness student in Canada. I`m also a team leader in a restaurant part time. Photography is just a hobby. I took two classes in high school.

    I'm going to orient my carrer in advertising. Always was attracted by art and photography but knew it was a hard domain to be in. so I told my self in advertising i get to use my passion in my work.
     
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    I work as a print production artist in a book publisher, but photography is my love and someday I hope that photography will become my career and not just my hobby.
     
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    Hey, Kevin -- I teach English at a Community College. I'm just getting started in photography. I'm thinking of taking a course, but you know how those college teachers can be. Hahaha.

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