lankforddl wrote in post #13757531
I make my living (and a good one) as an IT Systems Analyst with a Degree in Biology. Profit is not my primary goal.
I have a Degree in Biology as well, actually B.Sc. majoring in Animal Nutrition, but it's the same, right? So I think I'll pose as an IT Systems Analyst, you know just for fun, ask my employer to pay me virtually nothing and see how long it'll take until then realize I do an "OK" job and they can hire more like me for less than they pay you. I think in a short period of time we can devalue IT System Analysts and we can have "fun" while doing it.
Just because you like shooting for fun and don't need to make money at it doesn't make it cool for you to screw up a market for some hard working photographers who DO need the money for mortgages, food etc. Hobbies are NOT jobs, but they can steal jobs.
Do everyone a favour, including yourself, and price yourself so you make money and you can feel good about contributing to the photography industry, not wrecking it.