I'm just curious. What is the average individual income of photographers, both paid professionals and unpaid amateurs, on this forum? How is it that we fund our obsession?
I know this isn't a statistically sound survey. Debated whether to ask for household income or individual. I thought it'd be more interesting to ask for individual... Plus, people's income will change over time and I'm not putting a limit on this poll. Just sort of want to see a bar graph showing a bell curve or where the outliers are.
Then people can add color to their vote by posting some more detailed information, e.g. I collected plastic bottles and recycled aluminum cans to pay for my tripod... or I'm a poor college student who used a scholarship surplus to pay for my 60D... or I'm a stay at home dad, but I betrothed my youngest daughter to the son of a Canon merchant so I get free gear until she turns 18.
If you wish to maintain anonymity, perhaps wait for some votes before posting a response.
EDIT: I AM NOT THE FIRST PERSON TO VOTE. THAT'S WAAAAAAAY ABOVE MY SALARY.