I realised there isn't such a thread around here, plus my mom just gave me some problems again, so I guess this is a discussion cum ranting thread.
Let's try to avoid monetary problems coz everyone knows photography ain't cheap. Focus more on problems that are more unique to yourself rather than something everyone has.
Let me set the ball rolling to be fair.
I'm only 17 this year. I started photography 4 years back when I entered secondary school. As many expect, I decided to enter the media club as my CCA. My Dad never gave any problems. It's my Mom. She wants me to join a sports or uniformed group CCA, saying that it'll help when I go to NS. Of course I refused. Who in the right mind spends 4 years training for 2 years of service when the same 4 years can be used to train for a lifetime work? So I went ahead for the media club and proved that I made the right choice.
Now I finished my O levels and have been on holiday since end November. I didn't find a part time job like other students. Instead, I had 2 photography internships. I'm on the third one now. Quit the previous ones coz I had no interest in it. Here comes my Mom again. She says that if I had worked in places like mac I would've earned a few thousands in the few months of holidays. Until now she's still insisting that I got cheated of my time. She herself is an established home beautician and she's trying to take control of how I plan my services, insisting that she's more experienced and I should listen to her. For the past months, when I'm free, I'll spend some time brushing up my skills and thinking of how to handle different clients. I never listen to her of course. Her way of getting customer is to charge cheap so they come back.
Okay that's my part. Now let's hear from others.