LHRSIMON
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How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:23 pm

Just a question for you all. How many of you are professional photographers.
Here's a few options..

A) Im 100% pro. With my own photography company.

B) I have my own photography company and sold a lot of photo's , but its not my main job.

C) I have sold the odd photo but freelance.

D) I have sold the odd photo but it's only a hobby

E) Its only a hobby/pastime. I have sold no photo's.


Well im in the "E" section. But I just was curious as to how many pro's were on A.Net

LHRSIMON
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[Edited 2004-07-02 14:36:20]
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Woody001
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:28 pm

I think you need another group Simon.

C a) I have sold the odd photo but it's only a hobby.

That is where I would fit in and a few others I would imagine.

Ian.

If I could just get the afterburner working...
 
LHRSIMON
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:35 pm

All done Ian. Your now a "D"
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UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:43 pm

I'm here :

C) I have sold the odd photo but freelance.

And staying there for a long time, methinks  Smile

Will
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tappan
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:13 pm

I am a photojournalist with the Boston Herald Newspaper....With all of the bad news that mainstream media likes to cover, taking pictures of airplanes, moons and lightning lets me stay happy.
Mark Garfinkel
 
Sukhoi
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:45 pm

A

But nobody would ever call me professional Big grin

Cheers

Paul
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:00 pm

D) I have sold the odd photo but it's only a hobby

Well, that's me  Smile I'm not really thinking of getting a professional photographer...


regards, Florian
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wietse
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:17 pm

D) I have sold the odd photos but it's only a hobby....

I am at a crossroad in my life now. What do I do?

A) Drop out of my university and study Photojournalism
B)continue my education so that I can make enough money in a few years to buy all equipment and continue shoot as a hobby....

Difficult choice. My heart tells me that I want to shoot photos for a living, but I am not sure I want to throw everything else away...

Wietse
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:19 pm

Wietse,
Sounds like we need another session on MSNBig grin
 
wietse
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:25 pm

lol  Smile

Guess I wont stop education, but it is very tempting...

Wietse
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:10 am

D) as well, if I don't make it as a Pilot I'd probably try to get professional  Big thumbs up
 
GBOAB
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:11 am

Simon

Put me in the 'D' Category aswell

Regards
Ian
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:21 am

Umm, let me think..
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Level E......................of course.
Hopefully I have a few photos in A.net. Happy enough  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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LHRSIMON
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:26 am

Pretty good mixture so far....... Keep em comming

Simon
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:47 am

F) None of the Above.

Like Mark, I was a full time photojournalist (staff positions) then was a full time (staff position) Aviation Photographer with Bombardier Aerospace.

Now I manage a large format Computer Graphics company and shoot aircraft and travel photography simply for my own pleasure. But the managers job gives me the budget to do so quite happily.

On a side note... what fun to work where I have virtually unlimited access to large format printers and can bang off a 48"x72" print whenever I want. Alas.... I have now run out of wall space at home.

Steve
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:54 am

Sounds like a life we'd all love to have, Steve  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:57 am

D) I have sold the odd photo but it's only a hobby

A hobby i can enjoy on a daily basis being in the Air Force and all... Big grin

Thom@s
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:02 am

Put me down as a "D", since someone was kind enough to purchase a photo this week.

Hey Wietse, what are you majoring in?
II Cor. 4:17-18
 
wietse
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:04 am

Sleekjet, Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. Majoring in Marketing Communication (advertising and stuff). But I have 3 years to go..

Wietse
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:17 am

Wietse: Since you are doing great things with aviation photography even as you are working toward the degree, my years of wisdom (ha!) would urge you to stay the course. Patience is the key. Once you have the degree, you will be in better shape to go one way or the other.

Just don't quit giving us those amazing shots.

Tim
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saxdiva
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:41 am

Wietse: Stick with school. The communications field (and especially in advertising) is one where it's very helpful to have a good visual sense. It's also helpful to know the camera from both sides. I work as a marketing communications manager, and although I work regularly with a commercial photographer who's a million times better than I'll ever be, deadlines occasionally force me to grab a camera and shoot something on my own.

I suppose I'd *really* prefer to be a photojournalist (actually, I started college as a music major), but I'm also very addicted to eating on a regular basis, and it takes a LOOOONG time to break into that field. So I work on my own projects as time permits, and if someone ever publishes one, great!

So I guess I'd have to suggest F: I do some commercial photography, but it's only one part of my usual duties.

-Leanne
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:25 am

Category D

Its only a hobby but have sold a few pictures via the net and have had a few published in UK magazines and in the last three editions of Wrecks and Relics book.

Ian
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:40 am

Maybe all of the above  Smile

In high school and for several years afterwards I was a professional photographer of show horses. Enjoyed it, but it was grueling work. I also spent some time selling cameras and then working as an industrial photographer for Fairchild Space and Defense (boring taking pictures of circuit boards). I then made a career change and spent the next 30 years working in the computer field (programming, analyst, sales, training and consulting). The rewards were good and let me live the lifestyle we enjoyed, but that all ended on Oct. 24th, 2003. Just after we'd seen the last commercial flight of the BA Concorde I got news that my dept. was eliminated and, along with it, my job. No one is anxious to hire someone with gray in their hair and beard, so I've been out of work ever since.

That is, unless you count photography as my work. I'm currently reevaluating my wants and desires and may just make this photography thing my profession once more. It's a lot more fun than a lot of other jobs and the freedom of being your own boss can't be beat.

Art
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:41 am

D) ... but that photo was a freebie - maybe I'll get a poster sized pic of it sent to me though...

Let's hope.
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Erwin972
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:08 am

C) I have sold the odd photo but freelance

Sold quite some photo's (not the airplane pics) to earn back equipment costs. Happy to do some assignments once in a while beside my day job.

Erwin
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Bruce
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:21 am

Category "D" here as well.

as I sit here and await the Postman's visit to bring me another check!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

bruce
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:32 am

I am a D, and considering doing C, but not limited to aviation.

Brian
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:27 am

More of a None of the Above.

My aviation photography is just a hobby that got started as an adjunct to model building (Had I said modeling instead of model building, people that know me would have a good laugh) and aviation history. My first pilot job where I could enjoy food with my meals was doing aerial oblique photography with a Nikon F3, a 135, and a 200 mm lens. I later did mapping photography in a Navion with aircraft mounted cameras. I carried my 35mm when I was doing air freight to photograph transient planes during layovers. Military flying was always as a navigator. That is how I know what airports I am flying over  Smile
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sat Jul 03, 2004 6:18 am

"A"

After being an art director/designer for eight years, I decided earlier this year to make my living as a full-time photographer.

I shoot mostly editorial and commercial. Aviation photography has, until this point, been a hobby, but will soon be a side business.

Click here to see the non-aviation work.

This will be the Av-Photo business by summer's end.

william
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:38 am

B) I have my own photography company and sold a lot of photo's , but its not my main job.

I don't have a company,but I get several hundred USD each month from an online (non-aviation) imagebank. I like photography, but I don't want to take pictures of an ice-cream cone from 10 different angles in a studio all day everyday.

And Wietse, don't drop out, you w i l l regret it later.

-Pepef-

[Edited 2004-07-03 21:52:53]
 
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RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:55 am

I'm a D, but would sell my left testicle to be an A.

Take care, all....

Del
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