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Discussion in 'Photographic Discussions' started by bentcountershaft, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. My s/o is very supportive of my hobby.

    20 vote(s)
    46.5%
  2. My s/o is not at all interested in my hobby and complains about it.

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  3. My s/o is thankful I get great family shots but wishes I spent less time/money on the rest.

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. My s/o wishes I would go to a part time pro to help pay for this.

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  5. My s/o is also in the hobby/job so they are totally down with it.

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  6. I’m a pro so my s/o is fine with it.

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. I’m a part time pro and my s/o is fine with it as long as it pays for itself.

    2 vote(s)
    4.7%
  8. I’m a full time pro and my s/o would rather I did something else.

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. TATTRAT

    TATTRAT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh good God. . .if you ever need to just get away, just let me know.


     
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  2. bentcountershaft

    bentcountershaft Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Selective hearing. It's a skill no married person should be without.
     
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    pgriz Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm lucky. She wants me to do more photography. I want her to do more art. Sometimes we go somewhere, and we split up to do our respective things, then join up and compare notes. Maybe one of the reasons why we'll be celebrating our 30th this summer.
     
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  4. TATTRAT

    TATTRAT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Relationships are all about respect, compromise, and support. I am sorry that your better half isn't at least supportive, Bentcountershaft. It really is a pity.

    I can relate a bit. My ex wasn't into anything I was into, it's amazing we made it the almost decade we did. I was into going out, exploring, travel, new places, new foods, new tattoos, new places to go ride motorcycles. . .she, was into Desperate Housewives, Big Brother and make up. . .she'd get in a huff if I even brought my camera. Screw that. We only go around this world once, I like to document my short time here. I have always been into the arts, and with photography, once the bug bites, you look at things in a different way, and can appreciate some of the more simple things you may have overlooked.

    Sometimes it is better that each person has their own interests but, as a courtesy, a partner could at least support your said hobby. It's not like you are going out banging dope as a hobby.
     
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  5. TimothyJinx

    TimothyJinx No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm lucky that my wife is very supportive of my photography hobby as well many other things I have been into. She's actually the best person I know. She has been helping me lately with the children and baby shoots - she's my baby whisperer!
     
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  6. Thayli

    Thayli No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My wife is very supportive, as long as she is the main subject. She is neutral when the main subject is children/men/dogs/women blessed with a larger frame. Soon as an even remotely photogenic female is hypothetically involved (which there never has been I'll add, despite the hours of accusations, screaming and hissy fits), well apparently my lens is an extension of my penis and I sleep on the couch for a week.

    Yeah. Supportive spouses are awesome.
     
  7. o hey tyler

    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You didn't read the manual did you?
     
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    imagemaker46 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My wife has always supported me, and been my biggest fan. She has always been there for the kids when I was away on assignment, made me feel better when times were tough. Without home support something will fall apart, either the relationship or the business/hobby. I'm lucky and tell my wife that all the time.
     
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  9. Krawler

    Krawler TPF Noob!

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    My wife ran off 4 years ago so as long as I don't spend so much money on my hobbies that I can't make child support then she doesn't care.

    Honestly though I was in a relationship where there was no support for anything that didn't revolve around her so I know how hard it is for some people to do things. At the same time I have been able to do anything that I want for the last 4 years so I have came to realize just how lucky people are that has someone that supports them when they have something that they are passionate about.

    Kudos to everyone that supports there other half, even if they are into something that you are not.
     
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  10. Thayli

    Thayli No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well when people were talking about 70-200mm's I just naturally assumed...
     
  11. Tiller

    Tiller No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No it's the 100-400 you have to watch out for. The whole push/pull thing ya know ;)
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Mine took off 14 years ago. I have no clue where she went. All the better for me.
     

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