Motivation change over the course based on your situation and condition... I do admit and I said it again and again... Yes, money is often the initial motivation... but for those that make it happen rarely only fuel with money.
This thread is not design to argue if money or any other factor form the motivation behind everyone driving force, but it is a thread to share what motivates people...
it is very clear that true motivation of yours is money and there is nothing wrong with it, however, I don't see the real benefit of yours to try to make sure people agree with your opinion that money is and the only objective achieve anything in helping others?
It is a series of thread that I would like to start to show people the positive outlook in everyone (or in laymen terms, things that are good inside everyone).
I hope I make it clear enough now.
There, you said it loud and clear... and you are perfectly right to think that way and there isn't anything wrong...
Some may disagree and they are absolutely right too...
I am not here with an agenda to swing people to think one way or another, my pure initiative is to create a few thread to show the positive sides....whether it benefit the reader or not, it is up to them.
When i was little (prob 20 years ago.. lol), i was moved to tears by a Tv Commercial. It's about family, although i can't remember the full details, i do remember, it "touched" me. It make me cry a little, make me smile, and it stays in my heart.
19 years later, i pick up photography, not professionally, just to create something that i like, to turn my imaginary into a real picture, to push the boundaries of what i can and can't do, and the main aim, i want to "touch" ppl, to see the smile, the gratitude, the appreciation from them... That's my ultimate motivation.
your next immediate and only motivation will be $ when u don't have a job for the next half a year. But of cos u have so your motivation shifts to "leaving a legacy of my photos"...for the next 6 months...at least.
I think looking back after awhile, I tend to feel that we are like a production line...born...breed...die.
The desire now is to stand out from the crowd and be counted. Today I do something different. Today I ...
*i can't help much here as i am just a hobbyist trying to earn some $ with camera*
*you don't have to be pro to comment... It is about the motivation that took you to start shooting...*
FYI, i am not just a hobbyists, i am an aspiring fashion photographer. The goal, ain't easy. But its the motivation that keeps me going.
this topic is to encourage people to talk about their motivation for doing photography and it is not difficult to understand that.
We know and you said it a lot of time, money is your motivation, I thank you for your contribution.
On the other hand, if you would like to express your opinion about things that motivate others and be negative about it.. Please start your own thread.
If one's glass is full, how would one fill it more without splling it.
disagreeing with godzilla60 was being negative? didn't he disagree with me also? just a manner of speech my friend. why so negative? oooops