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  • $0 - $100

    30 45.45%
  • $100 - $300

    15 22.73%
  • $300 - $500

    8 12.12%
  • $500 - $800

    3 4.55%
  • $800 - $1000

    0 0%
  • $1000 - $2000

    4 6.06%
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyepower View Post
    i believe those that spend more than 2k per mth must be real good photographers....
    maybe not ... maybe they are lens or cameras collectors, or traders ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    4k a month is about the pay of some engineers....
    Not 0.6 million? Hehe..

    Anyway, $0 for me - unless have to buy new lenses

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    well if they earn 30k a month, spending 2k a month is peanuts.

    i guess a good photographer is one that will make money from what he shoots... otherwise it is just a pure toy play.

    i had a fren who had a D200 and simple lenses, making an average 4k a month from photoshoots... drawback is no cpf , no medical benefits and frequent overseas travelling. however his family often miss him alot.
    You win some, you lose some.. That's why I'm still an engineer.. At least I don't have a reason to upgrade my equipment now... If I become a photographer, I don't think I'll ever earn enough to satisfy my photographic needs... I'll be able to think of a new piece of equipment for every other assignment.. PC-Micro 85/2.8, PC28/3.5, Bowen lights, 70-200/2.8, 17-35/2.8, 28-70/2.8, Hasselblad H3D, digital enlarger.............. $$$$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    You win some, you lose some.. That's why I'm still an engineer.. At least I don't have a reason to upgrade my equipment now... If I become a photographer, I don't think I'll ever earn enough to satisfy my photographic needs... I'll be able to think of a new piece of equipment for every other assignment.. PC-Micro 85/2.8, PC28/3.5, Bowen lights, 70-200/2.8, 17-35/2.8, 28-70/2.8, Hasselblad H3D, digital enlarger.............. $$$$$
    why feel sad being an engineer ? be happy and count lucky becos u are employed. In countries like USA and Japan... having a job is like having gold in their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    why feel sad being an engineer ? be happy and count lucky becos u are employed. In countries like USA and Japan... having a job is like having gold in their hands.
    Have you been an engineer before? No, I'm not sad being an engineer.. just that I don't have much time to shoot.

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    Starting 2007, I spent almost $0 in photography

    But still manage to take pix and enjoy.

    of course got indirect costs like power to charge batteries, burn CDROM, transportation to shooting sites, computer/cam depreciation and man effort in photo editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    Starting 2007, I spent almost $0 in photography

    But still manage to take pix and enjoy.

    of course got indirect costs like power to charge batteries, burn CDROM, transportation to shooting sites, computer/cam depreciation and man effort in photo editing.
    wow... u survive thru the IT show ! come June will be PC show...

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    We have a term for people who think they NEED the latest and greatest:

    Measurabators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    wow... u survive thru the IT show ! come June will be PC show...
    for me, i buy a comp and use it until it dies and never upgrade any of its parts. i never upgrade RAM, HDD, etc - be it PC or Mac.

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    Other than DVDs and petrol/parkings, is $0. I dont buy lenses.The 2 kit lenses are enough for me. That's why I chose the E500. It comes complete to all my needs. I dont need external flash too. Flash photography is not something I keen on.

    I would need more memory cards though should I go for an oversea (Msia not counted) holiday, end of this year.
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    I don't spend much on photography but I spend a lot on food especially satay.

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    Nowadays I spend more on coffee than photography.

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    I spend more on bus/MRT fares to travel to my location to shoot more than the price I paid for my gear. SBS/SMRT ARE YOU LISTENING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    I spend more on bus/MRT fares to travel to my location to shoot more than the price I paid for my gear. SBS/SMRT ARE YOU LISTENING!
    get a bicycle... my colleagues from China cycle to and from work... i wonder how they did it ! i think they must be very fit ! IPPT gold award potential !

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    get a bicycle... my colleagues from China cycle to and from work... i wonder how they did it ! i think they must be very fit ! IPPT gold award potential !
    cycle to SG from China??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    I spend more on bus/MRT fares to travel to my location to shoot more than the price I paid for my gear. SBS/SMRT ARE YOU LISTENING!
    That's why I refuse to shoot anything outside my house lah. Save transport, food, drink, model (you can be your own model) etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    get a bicycle... my colleagues from China cycle to and from work... i wonder how they did it ! i think they must be very fit ! IPPT gold award potential !
    buns of steel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    That's why I refuse to shoot anything outside my house lah. Save transport, food, drink, model (you can be your own model) etc.
    your camera very poor thing always trapped in the house. never go out gai gai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    That's why I refuse to shoot anything outside my house lah. Save transport, food, drink, model (you can be your own model) etc.
    i think your house must be a bunglow or a mansion... got a huge garden !

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    i spend in regular intervals cause i pay by installment hahaha =D
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