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  1. metroshane

    metroshane TPF Noob!

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    http://www.payscale.com/salary-survey/aid-14239/

     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If I'm reading that right...that is flat out depressing!
     
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    I think most of the money taking pictures is in portraits. The lady that did my senior pictures was very well off.
     
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    Yes, but you don't know that she got her money doing photography. It is indeed very depressing.
     
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    Sure, I'm just assuming. But when I got my senior portraits done she was located in a stripmall. When I was getting married, I visited her at her new location which was a beautifully renovated home in a higher retail traffic area. So either her business was doing good, or she has a rich husband. The cheapest wedding package she had was $1600.
     
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    headshots and portraits i guess are the money-makers :? ... but heh, we can do it all in the name of art? :greenpbl:
     
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    art-schmart...I need money! :oops:
     
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    Thats just what people who can't make money off it say. (but then, I'm doing it in the name or art too!)
     
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    I've gotten several little jobs hand-coloring people's B&W images, or digitally restoring old family photos. The most I've gotten for a job was $200 - and only cause it was a large image. :) But I'm happy to say I get paid something, sometimes, after dropping the bucks I have to get into this hobby. I view it as a hobby, not expecting it to ever pay my mortgage....and I'd still do it without my little hand-coloring jobs. Since I have no major expectations, every dollar I get is kind of like a reward. But I wouldn't want to stop, ever, getting out there and capturing images, even if I didn't get another dime.

    I need that artistic release, bay-bay!!! :wink:
     
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    I'm not giving up my day job. :)
     
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    well, I'm not sure about what professionals do, but do they actually spend 40-50hrs a week working? I would think a lot of photographers actually work around 10-20hrs a week (on average). Meaning a 20000 annual isn't "too" bad :p.
     

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