I got my first DSLR (Xsi w/ kit lens) last Aug. 2009 and decided Photography as a hobby. After 5 months, I sold my first kit and got a used 5Dc and 24-70L.
I normally post my pictures on Facebook for my friends to see and It`s a good feeling when people appreciate your work, even though you are not getting anything ($$$) in return. Last week I thought about quitting this expensive hobby, and just get a point and shoot cam. I`m tired of having pictures sitting on my computer and consume more space.
Last week I tried Alamy, Getty , Istock and all failed. I did try Alamy again after a few days and this time they accepted my images. Now I can contribute and possibility of few $$$ , but I don`t expect much. I feel better having this option than just saving my pictures on the hard drive.
I wonder if some people here that is a hobbyist, will this motivate you or you`ll just quit?