I am as poor as can be . . . probably because of photography. It's hard to commit to a full time job because then I wouldn't be able to spend so many weeks a year away from home pursuing wildlife with my camera.
Plus, when I am in town, most mornings I go out and photograph wildlife locally, and often do not get back home until 11 or 12 o'clock. When I have side projects (construction/stone masonry), I am often pooped out when I get to the job, because I've been up since 4 o'clock in the morning and working my butt off to find and photograph critters all morning long. Hence, not much work gets done on those side jobs - they take me forever to complete, primarily because most of my energy and time get used up on wildlife photography.
I know quite a few people who are very good wildlife photographers - but they are hobbyists. They have full time, high paying careers that consume most of their time. When I think of those guys and the lives they live, I think, "that would suck, only getting to shoot one or two days a week!". Then I realize that they probably look at my life and think, "that would suck - having to sleep in his car on photo trips because he can't afford a cheap hotel or a campsite".
I get out to shoot a few hundred times a year, which is great. In fact, I have sacrificed just about everything else in life to be able to do this. But because of it, I am so poor that buying a backup battery for one of my cameras ($30) eats up an entire month's savings. And I've had to cut a few out-of-state photo trips short because I simply ran out of food & gas money, and was barely able to buy enough gasoline to drive home.
I do make most of my paltry income from photo sales, so at least this obsession is providing a living for me (barely). Hopefully, sales continue to grow, and in a few years I may actually climb out of the "impoverished" bracket!
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