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John ­ Marks
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Feb 21, 2013 09:56 |  #1351

Civilian working for the Canadian Government on the military side of the house.
Working hard preparing and training to become a full time photographer.


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Feb 24, 2013 00:57 |  #1352

I'm one of the lucky few I guess....by there's a few caveats.
One is that I work two days a week. I'm in student mode so I don't even break
18 hours a week by any stretch.
The other is that as a noob working for a small business, I only make $12 an hour take-home.

All that being said, I feel incredibly fortunate and immensely grateful for my job.
My wife also works and that helps, but before I got hired as a product photog,
I was 4 months into looking for work. Before that I was a bartender at a lousy joint--
Lousy enough that I didn't make tips.

So yeah. I'm glad to have my photog job. It's less than some and more than other photog gigs
But for the moment it keeps the wolves from the door. I hope it expands and leads to bigger
And better things but time will tell.


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NewEnglandPhotographer
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Feb 24, 2013 10:48 |  #1353

rogue.guineapig wrote in post #15645812 (external link)
I was a bartender at a lousy joint--
Lousy enough that I didn't make tips.

Lousy bar, or lousy bartender?


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Feb 24, 2013 10:52 |  #1354

Lousy bar. :D

No tips, auto-grats which were split with the waiters.
I am a decent bartender...I'm a lousy waiter though, does that help? :D


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Mar 01, 2013 03:02 |  #1355

High school teacher. Social studies and special ed.

Currently working on a business plan to shoot full time in July and August.


Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. -- Yousuf Karsh

  
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Mar 01, 2013 03:53 |  #1356

I work in the R&D of a industry camera manufacturer. Responsible for optics / filters and related.


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McMurry ­ Pet ­ Photo
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Mar 01, 2013 08:33 as a reply to  @ ZoneV's post |  #1357

I work in a motion picture film lab. We process film, print film, and transfer to various digital formats. Low pay, but I have access to a lot of great services for free including film stock and processing.


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Mar 01, 2013 08:56 |  #1358

Aerothermal engineer for a CFD software company.


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AlanMura
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Mar 05, 2013 13:42 |  #1359

Im a fulltime commercial/fashion photographer. 300days/year. The rest of the time I am drunk haha. jk.


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Bang ­ Bang ­ Boy
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Mar 07, 2013 09:08 |  #1360

Staring into a screen. Occasionally look at reuters, afp and gallo. Facebook, skype with a friend. Wait for my slow computer to import the 5d3 files. Drink some coffe. Eat lunch. Pressconference.

Sleep in the back of a car. Get shot at trying to take a photograph of a riot. Backpain. Import and a coffe. Shoot some ice cream at the paper.

I suppose because it is the end of the day that I am slightly negative. I think it is actually better just being a moderately wealthy person and shoot on your freetime.

;)

But I do love it most of the time.


Lots of old stuff but hey I am a student
Photojournalist in Johannesburg.

  
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Mar 09, 2013 01:38 |  #1361

Was a commercial photographer 20 years ago. Quit.
Back to school. Now an elementary school teacher (grade 7).
Shooting part time focusing on portraiture - kids, portraiture.


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Mar 09, 2013 01:48 as a reply to  @ flowrider's post |  #1362

Master Control Op for major sports network(s). Refer to Avatar.




  
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HazePhotography
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Mar 11, 2013 02:29 |  #1363

I build and install cabinets and other woodwork... strangely enough..... i never thought about what would happen if i cut off my camera trigger finger at work!...... :S now i'm gonna be nervous at work!!! lol


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JohnWildgoose
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Mar 11, 2013 08:47 |  #1364

photographer full time since 1987


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zebulography
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Mar 11, 2013 13:53 |  #1365

Website designer/coder/mainten​ance




  
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