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What can be done in an 8ft x 10ft studio... my humble setup:

 
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Nov 09, 2013 18:41 |  #106

First, I'm surprised I didn't see this when you originally posted it. Your shots are excellent, limited space or not.

I then read further and see you've stopped doing it for lack of "fun."

I totally understand that. A few years back I decided to try event photography, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs. I shot a few, perhaps 3 or 4, and I quickly realized my very FUN hobby just turned into work and I no longer enjoyed it. Yeah, the last bar mitzvah I did for a friend was nice when she handed me 1500 cash, but my back hurt from standing all day, and it became a job. I never did it again and the fun part of the hobby returned. I haven't looked back. Thankfully, I don't need photography to earn a living, because it's a tough living, that's for sure.

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They required 7-10 full production quality published editorials, and wanted me to bring clients (magazines) with me.

Everything I did was free/trade. To arrange pro quality hair, makeup, wardrobe, location scout, etc... all via MM, lol. It was just too much for me working full time.

The only thing I ever got published was this: http://kentonmagazine.​com …n_editorials/ab​out-a-boy/ (external link)

That hardly counts as its only an online mag... plus it was easy as it was all arranged by me being it was a male model. Female shoots require a full team.

like i said, it just stopped being fun...




  
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Nov 12, 2013 19:03 |  #107

MDJAK wrote in post #16438161 (external link)
First, I'm surprised I didn't see this when you originally posted it. Your shots are excellent, limited space or not.

I then read further and see you've stopped doing it for lack of "fun."

I totally understand that. A few years back I decided to try event photography, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs. I shot a few, perhaps 3 or 4, and I quickly realized my very FUN hobby just turned into work and I no longer enjoyed it. Yeah, the last bar mitzvah I did for a friend was nice when she handed me 1500 cash, but my back hurt from standing all day, and it became a job. I never did it again and the fun part of the hobby returned. I haven't looked back. Thankfully, I don't need photography to earn a living, because it's a tough living, that's for sure.

I love shooting weddings. Yes it is work, and busy running around, etc and when I get home my back and feet hurt, etc. but I'd do another the next day if I could. I'd rather do weddings than portraits. I know I may be crazy but I enjoy it and it is my only source of income. I enjoy it so much it isn't work but fun.




  
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Nov 14, 2013 13:57 |  #108

Sorry you felt the need to give it up. When I first saw this thread it encouraged me to convert my small garage into a studio. approximately the same dimensions you were using. I am loving the results I am achieving and its all down to you. I am not in it for the money its just a hobby but I get great pleasure when I nail the shots in such difficult conditions. Thanks for this thread.




  
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