wryer, i serving NS for 1 yr plus already. Im currently in service side so u the pay has been at 350 for few mths already. Although staying out, i try my best eating food provided by SFI, avoid eating from the mobile canteen. stay away from expensive activities like clubbing and smoking. end of the month i manage to save up near 300 dollars. Every few mths i will get a new lens depend on my needs.Ocassionally during my off, i will choose places for shoots and enjoy the time taking pictures.
my example might be quite extreme but photography is afterall a expensive hobby.