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If you're not a Photographer full time, what is your current career?

 
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Mar 20, 2010 23:43 |  #286

Full time college student studying biochemistry and biology. Will probably go to medical school in the future, unless I decide that research is more interesting. Given the option to go pro, I wouldn't because I'd probably run my business into the ground the first week with a new excuse to buy some expensive gear.




  
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Mar 21, 2010 00:01 as a reply to  @ post 9838335 |  #287

I can't remember if I've posted in this thread or not....I hate being old :(
Anyway, I make my living as an elementary school teacher, old car restorations and building 'hot-rods'.


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Mar 21, 2010 00:56 |  #288

I'm a direct mail data programmer. That means I'm one of the a-holes that makes sure your grandmother keeps coming back to the casino as a VIP to eat at the buffet for free and then spend some more of her Social Security check on slot machines, table games, etc. I hate it, but it dumps more money into my savings account.

Photography is what I really want to do, but, unlike programming I'm not that good...


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Mar 21, 2010 00:58 |  #289

Patent Attorney - mostly medical device stuff.


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Mar 21, 2010 12:32 as a reply to  @ mckinleypics's post |  #290

Banking - VP, Head of IT

Would definitely jump ship if I could make the same and still have the benefits! That'll never happen! So instead I work evenings on the computer editing and weekends taking the pictures. Yes it does at times put a strain on my family but they have been very supportive too!

Do what you love to do, in the end you won't regret anything!




  
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Mar 21, 2010 12:43 |  #291

Graveyard at a gas station...


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Mar 22, 2010 07:45 as a reply to  @ Aweitzel's post |  #292

Chemical Engineer. I would like to jump if could make the money. This is the deal, working as an engineer i can make the money to satisfy my crave for photography




  
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Mar 22, 2010 08:10 |  #293

I'm an estimator for a commercial & industrial plumbing, mechanical & HVAC company.




  
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Mar 22, 2010 08:44 as a reply to  @ joebob23's post |  #294

Tech Support Account Manager for one of the big security companies - I handle the top 20 or so North American Platinum accounts for our company. Been here almost 10 years and my wife works here also.

It pays the bills, and buys me toys. Like anyone else here, full time photography is just a pipe dream for me at this stage in my life.


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Mar 22, 2010 10:03 |  #295

CliffordPhotography wrote in post #8921832 (external link)
Body Shop owner in Columbus, photography is a second business that Im slowly growing.

Nice to be able to move some cars around and have a studio...And it give me the ability to do indoor car models shots.

Ha, I thought you meant the soap/perfume store "The Body Shop." Oh man...


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Mar 22, 2010 10:10 |  #296

I work for a well-known computer company which is great though because I am always surrounded by all kinds of artists: singers, musicians, photographers, painters, other photogs etc. So there's a lot of creative talent in my work environment to draw from during the off-hours.


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Mar 22, 2010 10:53 |  #297

I'm a Mechanical Engineer for an Aerospace/Defense Contractor. We specialize in the design and manufacture of Rocket Propulsion systems. I'm in the design department working on R&D Rockets and missiles for the military mostly. Our company slogan is "It really is rocket science", which is always fun to tell people; however, it's not too much different than most defense contracting and design engineering.

Photography is a hobby for me mostly, although I'd love to turn it into a part-time job and make some money to fund it. But for now, it's still simply for fun.


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Mar 22, 2010 11:08 |  #298

Material Logistics agent (planner/buyer) in the Aerospace industry supporting spare parts sales for a fleet of aircraft operating around the world.




  
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Mar 22, 2010 11:22 as a reply to  @ Mark$'s post |  #299

3D Solid Modeller / Design Engineer.

Not sure if i'd switch given the chance, i like to keep my work life and real life seperate.


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Mar 22, 2010 14:17 |  #300

I'm a Project Coordinator for a non-profit Energy Conservation company. I love it, it gives me the time and flexibility to dabble in other things, photography related.


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