So whats your day job?

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  1. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Lol, very few of us can call ourselves pro photographers, others have to support our photography habits through others means. I am just curious - what's your day job?

    Any of you considering taking the 'plunge' and going pro or are you happy with your current setup?
     
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    I do web application coding. I would like to shift more of my income from that to my photography, but I don't think I would want to take picture full-time. It would have to be more about making a buck than doing the kind of art I like, so it's probably best to keep it more of a hobby. I make sales, but I spend more than what I make.

    However, if I became famous and my art made mucho dinero, I would happily leave my day job.
     
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    A lot of you folks here probably already know my line of work, but for those who don't...
    I'm in the Royal Australian Air Force, where i work in Logistics for an F/A-18 Squadron. Lots of trips to different places which is always good for us photo taking types.
    I'm also a volunteer fire fighter (also good for photo taking) :)
    I should take up Photography as a job but am happy using it as a distraction from my paying job.
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Student, with hopes of becoming a photographer someday
     
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    Owner of a mobile forklift service. Personally, I think it's an odd job for a girl but it pays the bills.

    I used to work as a pro photographer. Loved the actual photo work, hated the sales part. I would do it again but ONLY if I had someone else to do the sales and promotion part.
     
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    Symphony (professional) violinist. Had thoughts of quitting this job and becoming a wedding photographer. Then I realized I would be the best wedding photographer amongst violinists and the best violinist amongst wedding photographers. So I opted for the obvious, a good compromise: remain an amateur photographer and play lots of weddings.

    :D
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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  10. MDowdey

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    bank manager/teller manager


    used to be tool design/drafter..weird huh?


    md
     
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    Electronics Engineer....hardware side of industrial controls mostly but played at communications way back and a bit of everything (apart from software) over the years.
    Been involved with a fair bit of design work and project management and I've got to admit a lot of it involved outsourcing, Far East mostly.
    I've been in engineering for 42 years and I'm getting way too old to change careers and I don't believe I'd ever be good enough or even want to go into professional photography, fun hobby for me though.
     
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