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      06-21-2017, 12:46 AM   #1
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Anyone do photography for a living here?

Just wondering. Part time or full time.
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      06-27-2017, 03:13 PM   #2
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I shoot concerts, but it's a part time thing. Hardly enough to make a living at
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      06-29-2017, 04:09 PM   #3
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The problem with your question is, "for a living." I can barely pay for my least expensive equipment off my photography venture, but it's growing slowly and could amount to a hill of beans in a few more years.

Other people have paid me to hang my stuff on their walls and publications, like Travel & Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, etc. have paid me to publish my images. Still the return on the twenty or so hours per week that I spend on photography is way below minimum wage, way, way below.

Good thing is, I enjoy it.
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I do. Publications and etc don’t pay much. That’s the smallest profit side of things. Commercial is where it’s at. Large budgets and etc.
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I am a freelancer, full time and it pays the bills. I specialize in food images and shoot for restaurants, food producers and people from time to time. I started out shooting fashion but the market changed a couple recessions ago and reinvented myself. I think that you've got to pay attention to what's going on in your market and adapt if you're going to survive.
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Nice. It's good to see other photogs on here. Pros and Amateurs.

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I am a freelancer, full time and it pays the bills. I specialize in food images and shoot for restaurants, food producers and people from time to time. I started out shooting fashion but the market changed a couple recessions ago and reinvented myself. I think that you've got to pay attention to what's going on in your market and adapt if you're going to survive.
Interesting transition. I did the opposite. But it make sense due to where we're base out of.
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I have a photo/video production company. I'm more on the video production side.
We take on any project we can do.

Full-time
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I have a photo/video production company. I'm more on the video production side.
We take on any project we can do.

Full-time
what genre of photography / video production do you do?
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It's really cool to see others being photographers, I shoot mainly studio work though
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what genre of photography / video production do you do?
My company is project based. We have a team that covers weddings and social events as well as corporate work for marketing/training etc.
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It's really cool to see others being photographers, I shoot mainly studio work though
nice. what type of photography biz are you in? portraits / products?
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My company is project based. We have a team that covers weddings and social events as well as corporate work for marketing/training etc.
ok. so event based. I still do a little bit of event based things... very selective referrals tho.
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nice. what type of photography biz are you in? portraits / products?
I went to a photography school in Massachusetts where I learned both portraiture and products, I shoot mainly portraiture though, for both like paid work and personal portfolio work.
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I went to a photography school in Massachusetts where I learned both portraiture and products, I shoot mainly portraiture though, for both like paid work and personal portfolio work.
nice. link to your port?
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everyone feel free to post your links to your ports. love to share and geek out.

here's mine.

http://www.bentsuiphotos.com/
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everyone feel free to post your links to your ports. love to share and geek out.

here's mine.

http://www.bentsuiphotos.com/
Beautiful work
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Very much amateur, I tried to get go on a few courses and build up my skills and passion but had some bad experiences. I mostly stick to airshows now as a hobby
www.stylelife.smugmug.com
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Beautiful work
Thank you.
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Very much amateur, I tried to get go on a few courses and build up my skills and passion but had some bad experiences. I mostly stick to airshows now as a hobby
www.stylelife.smugmug.com
bad experiences? that's unfortunate.
those airshow pics are awesome.
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ok. so event based. I still do a little bit of event based things... very selective referrals tho.
Yes sir. As long as they are willing to pay my fees I am willing to do the work.
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Yes sir. As long as they are willing to pay my fees I am willing to do the work.
haha... there's a price for everything for sure
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bad experiences? that's unfortunate.
those airshow pics are awesome.
Thanks much appreciated
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