The hobby has progressed. I'm not ready to dedicate my professional life to it or anything like that (christ, I'm 20...the only dedicating I'm doing is to girls, alcohol and sleeping in), but I'm definately considering making it..well...more than a hobby. I'm at school, second year History and Geography, with a view to becoming a teacher. I love teaching, have done quite a bit of it actually, and as I get more comfortable with it, enjoy it more. However, this photography thing is really biting me..hard. My entire family's artistic (dad, mom and stepdad met through advertising (mainly the creative side), my uncle's in movies, cousins are in tv, stepmom's a documentary filmmaker), so it's definately in my blood, and I know I have an 'eye', and as I've grown comfortable with my camera, I know I can take a shot and make it appear more than a snapshot, which I figure is a good first step for anyone. My problem is that I know that outside of the very, very talented (and lucky), 'street' or 'on your feet' photography is not the way to make it. And even if it is, you need to have a fairly solid grasp on the concepts, technology and technique of lighting, studio setups, etc...none of which I have, mainly due to circumstance. I've built myself a 'macro studio' in a box (using wax paper, scissors, tape, the aformentioned box and some printer paper....primitive, but it works surprisingly well), so I can nail down the basics, but if I'm to see if this is something where I feel I can develop in the 'production' sphere as well as the 'on-the-go' sphere, I need to work with people, etc. Which brings me to my question. Of where I go from here. I have pretty much literally $0. I do have some powerful lights that I can improvise various accessories for, but I don't really have the space...I have a basement, but it has a low ceiling and gets almost no light. So, I dunno. I feel kind of stuck. I'm not sure if I want to devote myself to this or not. I do know that I have to do more work outside just the urban/street/adaptive environment to see if I can develop more to the point where maybe I can. So who knows. Don't even know if I'm asking a question, or just kind of ranting. Thoughts?