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07/14/2006 08:03:43 AM · #76
I sell garage doors and automatic openers, Photography is a serious hobby.
07/14/2006 08:07:34 AM · #77
EDA/CAD & IT Manager: pays the bills & keeps the lifestyle
Professional Photographer: my insurance agent says so ..
07/14/2006 08:29:58 AM · #78
I'm Like you!
07/14/2006 08:30:58 AM · #79
Originally posted by manx_20:

I cant seem to get a pic rated higher then 4.???. At this point i think I'm more in the nuisence category. I should probably have my camera taken away from me :)


No, you take awesome photos! :-)
07/14/2006 08:33:45 AM · #80
I'm not a real photographer, but I tend to obsess over my hobbies.
07/14/2006 08:42:09 AM · #81
Originally posted by manx_20:

I cant seem to get a pic rated higher then 4.???. At this point i think I'm more in the nuisence category. I should probably have my camera taken away from me :)


You have only entered one photo. I would recommend entering more often. I have been all over on score... 6.832 and second place in the black and white challenge down to scored at or below 4. I find my scores tend to be a little higher if I think out the composition a little ahead of time. (Although you would not know it by my most recent scores. I am in kind of a slump and need to come back again.) Keep on shooting!!
07/14/2006 09:32:07 AM · #82
I'm an IT guy who got into this as a means of doing something creative and is now well on his way down the slippery slope of photography addiction...
;o)

07/14/2006 09:52:59 AM · #83
Yes! I am a very well paid and wildly successful wedding and portrait photographer. I have a state of the art studio in Marylebone and I'm booked all the way through 2008.

(Chiqui looks around to make sure no one who knows her is reading this post)

June

LOL
07/14/2006 10:08:04 AM · #84
i was asked by 'civilians' in public if i was a 'photographer' and i've replied 'yes' every time.

though if you're referring to profession, no, i'm not.
07/15/2006 01:27:42 PM · #85
I have an Olympus Evolt E-500 and two lenses. I am not a photographer, I am an attorney.
07/15/2006 01:34:01 PM · #86
I'm a retired professional photographer, and I used to teach photography as well, at workshops and at the University of California, in San Diego. But now I'm just another, self-indulgent hobbyist, and I like it that way :-)

R.
07/15/2006 01:45:04 PM · #87
Originally posted by ralphnev:

EDA/CAD & IT Manager: pays the bills & keeps the lifestyle
Professional Photographer: my insurance agent says so ..


Perhaps you need to consider looking at another insurance agent. I have all my gear covered under my house insurance.
07/15/2006 02:46:09 PM · #88
Originally posted by _eug:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

hmmm - I am a professional photographer - but of a different sort. You see, I take radiographs for a living. My filters are made out of lead, and my 'big lights' are tungsten filamented xray tubes.

as a hobby, I shoot things with a digital camera, but no fancy lights

Damn Xray technicians always have to show off. When are you moving to Alaska? Do they have/need Xray techs in AK?


Actually, I was just looking at the ASRT website and it appears that Alaska is among the highest paying states for techs. I was looking because I will officially be a CT Tech starting Aug. 1st and wanted to make sure my starting salary was decent. It was a little low for NY but still worth doing since I'm going straight to CT out of x-ray school. :) My friends and I like to call ourselves "bone photographers." Of course, we have also been informed that a radiologic technologist is a career and not a profession. Apparantly in the healthcare field a professional is only someone with a 4 year degree related to their chosen discipline.
07/15/2006 03:26:19 PM · #89
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by ralphnev:

EDA/CAD & IT Manager: pays the bills & keeps the lifestyle
Professional Photographer: my insurance agent says so ..


Perhaps you need to consider looking at another insurance agent. I have all my gear covered under my house insurance.

started a seperate thread ...
07/15/2006 03:41:02 PM · #90
Photography is just a hobby for me, I'm a new member here so no pics in my gallery, but I'll get some up soon. I know that I went overkill on my camera and lenses, but that's how I am, GO BIG OR GO HOME is my motto. :) I'm a US Air Force Officer stationed overseas, I try to take as many photos as I can. Mainly sports and automotive related.

Message edited by author 2006-07-15 15:41:49.
07/15/2006 03:56:48 PM · #91
I am a stagehand for Bill Graham Presents and work rock and roll shows. I realized I started taking photos almost exactly three years ago. I am also a musician nearly on the same level as photography, i.e. A high level hobby that I can occasionally make very little money in. Mostly I am broke but happy. I also hae a degree in industrial engineering that I have yet to use. I have some sweet 500 watt halogen lights, 50 mm lens, some white foamcore, the heat reflector from my car, a circular polarizer I bought used for $15, my dad's 35 year old tripod and and pretty good understanding of photography techniques. I am a hobbyist.
07/15/2006 04:32:10 PM · #92
Ah, but you're a damn good hobbyist, Joe. :-)

I was taking pictures today and a lady said "Ah, one of those serious photographers, huh?" I told her no, I'm just a hobbyist, but I'm old enough that I can afford the good toys. :-)
07/15/2006 05:00:47 PM · #93
Originally posted by Melethia:

Ah, but you're a damn good hobbyist, Joe. :-)

I was taking pictures today and a lady said "Ah, one of those serious photographers, huh?" I told her no, I'm just a hobbyist, but I'm old enough that I can afford the good toys. :-)

Thanks Deb
07/15/2006 05:30:10 PM · #94
I'm at a software conference, but I got chased away from a movie shoot in Dallas. Does that make a papparazzi? :)
07/15/2006 06:03:31 PM · #95
i'm just a nut with a camera!!!!!!!!!!
07/15/2006 06:43:56 PM · #96
I sold one picture once. Otherwise just for fun. (but I've accumulated a lot of photography stuff over the years)
07/15/2006 07:31:00 PM · #97
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Yup, That's me! :P
07/15/2006 08:03:45 PM · #98
Originally posted by JPR:

Originally posted by _eug:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

hmmm - I am a professional photographer - but of a different sort. You see, I take radiographs for a living. My filters are made out of lead, and my 'big lights' are tungsten filamented xray tubes.

as a hobby, I shoot things with a digital camera, but no fancy lights

Damn Xray technicians always have to show off. When are you moving to Alaska? Do they have/need Xray techs in AK?


Actually, I was just looking at the ASRT website and it appears that Alaska is among the highest paying states for techs. I was looking because I will officially be a CT Tech starting Aug. 1st and wanted to make sure my starting salary was decent. It was a little low for NY but still worth doing since I'm going straight to CT out of x-ray school. :) My friends and I like to call ourselves "bone photographers." Of course, we have also been informed that a radiologic technologist is a career and not a profession. Apparantly in the healthcare field a professional is only someone with a 4 year degree related to their chosen discipline.


Congrats on your completion of the CT program! I've worked in CT also and enjoyed it, although working in the ER as a truama tech will always be my favorite position.
Alaska pays very well - but then they have a higher cost of living to go with it - yet there is no state income or sales tax. I think all in all I would come out ahead in AK. Just have to wait for the kiddo to finish college in 3 years.
07/15/2006 08:47:43 PM · #99
I am another one of those computer programmer (not my offical title but easiest way to translate it). Durring the summers I also teach photography a couple of hours a month for the city at the local zoo. In the winter I sell CD of my zoo photography to schools sending their kids to the local zoo.

No big lights, well except those from Homedepot. Someday, real soon now, I will have website up and sell my cd over the web, oh and get involved in stock too... Well maybe next year.
07/15/2006 10:20:15 PM · #100
I’m a restaurant manager/maybe owner when my dad retires. I also shoot weddings here and there along with their engagement and bridal photos. So I guess I have made enough to say I am a professional photographer…but maybe not the best. So sure…I am one…on the low end.

Clint

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