I am also in IT industry. Programming use to be like a hobby to me because I enjoy it.
After many years of been taken for granted, I am also losing my passion/interest in programming.
Now my new hobby is photography and I intend to keep it as a hobby.
If you want to start to make a living out of photography, you must have a plan and have enough saving to cover the expenses for the first three years. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.