i think most of us started photography as hobby/interest/fun ...
wondering who convert it to a money - making / professional career?
Photography will be my PASSION always, no way converting it to making money!
I am now making money with my photography skills. (pro/freelance)
That's my future goal! I am going to earn money with my skills in the future.
My vision: passion + career
only when I'm confident enough.
i find i enjoy photography more as a hobby leh.
it is totally different from what many thinks it is like,unless u are shooting fine art and stock.
doing it commercially is just shooting wad the customer wants,not wad u like..
when u feel this shot is **** S*** Customer say nice,u also say nice..
involves alot of PR and marketing skills..
i do mostly events shoot and company DND,dun really enjoy doing it,just treat it as another job..
my passion still lies in traditional photography,handling all the developing and printing.
Digital just dun give me that kick for now..
I agree and share the same view with kex... Also prefer traditional photography as it is what I grew up learning photography to be, even though I spend quite a lot on it. Ironically it is digital photography that helped me earn some cash doing free lance.
It is just a hobby. It wont and cant replace my day job.
But I would do photo for free though
When hobby turns into a job. There will be times when you can't compromise between what you like to shoot and what you are requested to shoot.
A balance is quite difficult to achieve as you need to understand a job means $$$ and a hobby means freedom to express.
Unless one you become a Picasso of photography. When whatever you take calls the shot.
Beware that a job may kill your interest, uness you know the balance.
Anyway, a hobby is meant to be fun fun fun.
After seeing the works of PointBlankShots, I don't dare to dream of being a professional photographer anytime soon. Would prefer to have a normal day job while freelancing with simple paid shoots eg. product shoots or weddings and whatever else I can handle. Learning too slowly to make it a full-time job.
Right now it's more like the other way round... my camera's using me for a cash-cow, and sucking the life out of my bank-account...
LOL....good way of putting. That is the definition of hobby...one way street.Originally Posted by tingchiyen
Right now its a cash pig......
Eats up all the cash
my cow died...
My cash cow ran away with another photographer.
my cow jumps over the moon......Originally Posted by sbs99
always the Light, .... always.
well bro ben,Originally Posted by benedium
there are many fields in Photography and not any one field(photojournalism, portraiture, products.. etc.) is considered the easier or the tougher option.
it varies from photographer to photographer. some just specialise in certain areas and will never cross path into another field.
but product and wedding/event photography are perhaps the most accessible and has the most saturated market.
keep the passion alive!
You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!
Photography is like a friend...hmm...actually more like a girlfriend cos it drains me dry (in terms of money) and yet makes me happy.
Talk money hurt feeling (though it would be good if my girlfriend is rich, but thats another thing altogether). Money cant buy happiness, so lets just keep the relationship simple.
Yes ... I've been thinking about it ALL the time ...
Personally for me, it'll be an 'on-off' thing once I've gained more confidence to shoot better photos.
A balance between my hobby and the occasional job once in a while, for a little pocket money. I can't live off a single pay for this particular hobby as my pay's pretty low.
Hint: My monthly pay is only the cost of a single cheapest range of a L lens.