It's just a hobby for me and I do not have a degree in Photography!
|POLL: "Do you have a degree in photography? Is it your job or a hobby?"|
|I have a degree in photography - it's my job.|
|I have a degree in photography - it's my hobby.|
|I do NOT have a degree in photography - it's my job.|
|I do NOT have a degree in photography - it's my hobby.|
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
Joined Nov 2010
Location: chi town
no degree just a hobby
Cream of the Crop
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Joined Jun 2007
May 23, 2011 18:29 as a reply to @ HighDef's post |
I decided to obtain a degree in nursing and that has provided a good income and great employment opportunities both in traditional nursing and areas outside of the traditional role
For me there was no decision, it was the one that gave me guaranteed stability for that family. Those were my priorities...and continue to be. The fact that I had a comfortable lifestyle was merely a side benefit.
The things you do for yourself die with you, the things you do for others live forever.
Joined Sep 2010
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Joined Apr 2011
ni$mo350 wrote in post #12441571
I don't and do it pt but plan to go ft next year. My current job is steady but I'd rather be happy with potentially (and most likely) less income than continue being a drone. One of my friends who's significantly older than I am (I'm almost 24 and he's bordering 50) quit his job and is going through the Art Institute and keeps telling me to go but I learn at an abnormally quick pace and find school slow (not trying to toot my own horn) but to each their own.
I'm not going to pay for school for something I can learn shooting on my own and at my own pace while building up a client base in the process. Sure some of the contacts in the school would be nice and I'm sure it impresses other people but it's just not for some folks including myself. I do, however, plan to take individual classes for the stuff I want to improve on like posing models and working more with different light techniques.
Just some thoughts. I am retired from the military after being wounded in combat after almost 13 years of service. I had a break in service and worked as a police officer, and I have also worked heavily in construction and as a welder. During these times I had always wanted to be a photographer, but you have to live, and in this economy I would be very weary of doing any serious switch in your droning mundane job unless you had a substantial savings to fall back on.
"my posts can be a little colourful"
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Joined Dec 2007
May 28, 2011 11:18 as a reply to @ DM1975's post |
No poll option for me. Studied Commercial Photography for four years at college level, attaining a Diploma of Fine Arts (Photography).
I still have 8 digits left
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Joined Oct 2009