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09/29/2006 10:20:11 AM · #1
I'm actually working towards my dream job. As boring as it sounds, I really like stock photography, and the best part about it is that I can set my own work hours. Unless I schedule a shoot with a model, or go to a specific location to shoot, I can work on it when I want to. That fact is what mainly makes it a dream job for me. I have about 200 pictures in my istock portfolio (I started in March), and by the end of the year I hope to have 300. By the end of 2007 I hope to have 1,000 pix in my portfolio, which should be enough to give me a decent part-time income. Next step after that? Full-time income from stock. It definitely can be done (ask Nico Blue, who's putting himself through Med School with stock). Slowly but surely I will get there, and I'm having fun every step of the way. I'm also having really good success with portraits. Senior portraits, family portraits--I'm starting to get busy with that, and I just started doing it a few months ago. But stock is my main endeavor right now, and I don't see any end in sight with it.

-Don
09/29/2006 08:08:23 AM · #2
National Geographic. It doesn't get any better than that.
09/29/2006 05:43:57 AM · #3
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Originally posted by biteme:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:


Sweet!


Not really. I'm freaking nervous..


I bet, but I have no doubt it will be selected :-)


well, I can tell you, BOTH were selected :D

Damn, I'm happy and I can't stop smiling!
09/29/2006 02:58:15 AM · #4
Originally posted by biteme:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:


Sweet!


Not really. I'm freaking nervous..


I bet, but I have no doubt it will be selected :-)
09/29/2006 02:55:15 AM · #5
Any one that I could live off of comfortably. That is, a nice car, good apartment, and enough left over to save a few thousand a year.
09/29/2006 02:54:20 AM · #6
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:


Sweet!


Not really. I'm freaking nervous..
09/29/2006 02:53:33 AM · #7
Originally posted by biteme:

Today I have a meeting with a singer & his manager.

I'm hoping they're gonna approve one of my prints for his cd-cover.

The cd is gonna be in Holland, Belgium and Germany. When this is gonna work out my name will be there too ofcourse.

This is my dream. And I hope it's gonna come true in about 2 hours ;-)


Sweet!
09/29/2006 02:51:32 AM · #8
Today I have a meeting with a singer & his manager.

I'm hoping they're gonna approve one of my prints for his cd-cover.

The cd is gonna be in Holland, Belgium and Germany. When this is gonna work out my name will be there too ofcourse.

This is my dream. And I hope it's gonna come true in about 2 hours ;-)
09/29/2006 02:49:38 AM · #9
Im going to Charles Sturt Uni in Wagga Wagga Next year to do a Bachelor Of Photography so I can go work for a fashion mag >.>
09/29/2006 02:48:02 AM · #10
Originally posted by skiprow:

Originally posted by MadMan2k:


If I get tired of my job, maybe I'll try being a photojournalist like Skiprow, but I don't think I could be as good as he is.

sure you could! it just takes time, commitment, passion, and the ability to see the big picture.

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Sure you could.

ditto again ;-)

and it is absolutely a dream job. i've NEVER done anything in my life (workwise) as rewarding as what i'm doing now.


Yes, it is quite a rewarding job. My education is in Journalism and I worked for several local papers during my career as photographer, reporter and photography editor, even some advertising work --- and I'm legally blind. :-)

There is nothing extremely hard about photojournalism. Take the basics of photography and combine them with a sense of "relevancy" (for lack of better word) and you can produce amazing shots that intrigue many.
09/29/2006 02:24:52 AM · #11
Once I pay back my parents for four years of computer science schooling and then some I'm going to pack everything up and go to Africa or Sudan or something and shoot pictures of starving, diseased children to send back in order to guilt-trip well-off, upper middle class white housewives :)
09/29/2006 02:01:24 AM · #12
hey terje, I don't know why you AREN'T working for National Geographic!! Your photos are great!!
My cousin and his wife used to work for them tho.
They did a great photo story on Moammar Kadafi It was wonderful....he got this wonderful shot of him sitting on a sand dune at sunset.
09/03/2006 10:05:08 PM · #13
without a doubt it would be live music. Whether it be for a music publication or covering festivals. The atmosphere is electric and it is never the same. I have shot a few so far and they are by far the best thing in my mind!
09/03/2006 09:48:58 PM · #14
Originally posted by option:

nat geo, of course. who wouldnt want that opportunity?

outdoor/adventure/wilderness photography is my cup o' tea. any job that allowed me to focus on those areas would make me a very happy man.

working for a snowboard magazine/production company would also be a dream come true.


I second NG. Now, that's a dream job!

09/03/2006 09:46:16 PM · #15
nat geo, of course. who wouldnt want that opportunity?

outdoor/adventure/wilderness photography is my cup o' tea. any job that allowed me to focus on those areas would make me a very happy man.

working for a snowboard magazine/production company would also be a dream come true.
09/03/2006 08:53:59 PM · #16
Assuming I had the skills I would love to do travel photography full-time. Of course, that'd mean the best equipment and a few 'caddies' to carry it all. :-)
09/03/2006 08:50:56 PM · #17
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Message edited by author 2006-09-04 21:46:49.
09/03/2006 07:31:07 PM · #18
I don't think I would ever want a photography job, dream or otherwise. I love it too much to make it my livelihood (that, and I suck). I have this suspicion that the moment it becomes something I have to do instead of something I want to do, the joy would be gone forever.
09/03/2006 07:28:00 PM · #19
Originally posted by moniepenny:

I want to shoot high end fashion shoots for Vogue, Elle, etc.

I'll get there one day! : D


me too. but your better and younger than I am. guess i'm outta luck. I need a plan B. lol ;)
09/03/2006 07:26:17 PM · #20
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Message edited by author 2006-09-03 19:26:41.
09/03/2006 07:19:56 PM · #21
Originally posted by MadMan2k:


If I get tired of my job, maybe I'll try being a photojournalist like Skiprow, but I don't think I could be as good as he is.

sure you could! it just takes time, commitment, passion, and the ability to see the big picture.

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

Sure you could.

ditto again ;-)

and it is absolutely a dream job. i've NEVER done anything in my life (workwise) as rewarding as what i'm doing now.
08/30/2006 02:30:51 PM · #22
have a studio with 8 bowens and do advertising
08/30/2006 02:28:36 PM · #23
Fashion fulltime. With my own studio.
08/30/2006 12:06:07 PM · #24
I want to shoot high end fashion shoots for Vogue, Elle, etc.

I'll get there one day! : D
08/30/2006 11:52:45 AM · #25
Surfer magazine and or Surfing magazine...

nods... yup.. for a dream job that'd be it.. chasing all the best surfbreaks in the world would suit me just fine... not to mention all the surfers ;)
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