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I just wonder where some of you people get the money, wow!!

 
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Jul 07, 2010 09:02 |  #91

..as for car payments, I drive a classic '82 Volvo242, wife has a '95 Montero and my girl has a '98 Neon....we haven't had a car payment since 1996... If we can't pay cash for something, we don't buy it...Oh, I also ride the CBR also...


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Jul 07, 2010 09:10 as a reply to  @ HighPixel's post |  #92

Well my last car payment is August 1st. Then my kids own our car free and clear:D. I could take that monthly payment and set it aside for gear;).
I need to ask my sitter to be a pretend bride with her boyfriend and I need to solicit high school students next year to get grad shots and start making some money myself.:)




  
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Jul 07, 2010 09:21 |  #93

I know I spent a pretty few pennies on my photography hobby, but without it, I don't think I would be able to stay sane!
I'm a young professional with no school loans or no debt. Large expenses of mine are rent, car payment, and girlfriend when I have one (decided not worth the trouble for the time being).

Photography is an expensive hobby... but what hobby isn't? It's only a waste of money if you don't use it. If it gives you that outlet and gives you that passion in life, then I say it's money well spent.


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Jul 07, 2010 09:25 |  #94

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Photography is an expensive hobby... but what hobby isn't? It's only a waste of money if you don't use it. If it gives you that outlet and gives you that passion in life, then I say it's money well spent.

I agree completely!


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Jul 07, 2010 09:42 |  #95

Education. Make a lot more now that I have a Masters degree. Also i guess helps a lot that my degrees are in engineering and I am lucky enough to have landed jobs that gave me good work experiences.

The caveat is that a PhD don't actually get you more money, a lot of times actually a lot less than even a bachelor degree holder will earn if he/she works hard. PhD is sometimes known as "Piled higher and deeper". And a thesis in plural is theses which sounds a lot like feces and is sometimes used as an in joke about grad school in general :)


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Jul 07, 2010 09:54 |  #96

mikekelley wrote in post #10490908 (external link)
Hopefully your wife sees you for more than that ;)

Na,.....That's about it.:D




  
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Jul 07, 2010 10:33 as a reply to  @ friz's post |  #97

Well I've been working since I was 14. I used my credit to purchase all my needed equipment and then paid it off with savings. After that, I started using income from gigs to purchase the good stuff. I have a bunch of video equpipment as I have been doing that since 2006...still photography is fairly new to me. You gotta be smart with your purchases, aka tax write-offs :D


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Jul 07, 2010 11:13 |  #98

good day job usually pays most of my gear.


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Jul 07, 2010 13:09 |  #99

gotak wrote in post #10492311 (external link)
The caveat is that a PhD don't actually get you more money, a lot of times actually a lot less than even a bachelor degree holder will earn if he/she works hard. PhD is sometimes known as "Piled higher and deeper". And a thesis in plural is theses which sounds a lot like feces and is sometimes used as an in joke about grad school in general :)

Why does this sound so familiar ?

I hold a master in Math and a PhD in Comp. Sci. One thing I've learned is, the higher your education gets the more narrow your field of view becomes, at some point (usualy borderlining PhD) you seem to shift from still having the general perspective of life, to beeing so narrow that it'll only be the specialized field you're capable of thinking within.

(for a metaphor, think taking closeup pictures as opposed to makro)

You loose the perspective of what part of the great picture you're viewing, and focus on the individual crack in the item (think pixel peeping here)

Reflected uppon the working life here, this resembles beeing a brilliant mind within the field of development, to beeing a brilliant mind within research.

Just my $0.02 on the comment ;)


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Jul 07, 2010 15:16 |  #100

The rumours that my husband left me for my geer lust is highly exaggerated. I actually think he left me for another woman. But anyway.....

:D

My cameras made me money. For the money I made, I bought new/better/bigger cameras and lenses.

Oh, and I don't have a life.

It helps.


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Jul 07, 2010 22:05 |  #101

redjamesg wrote in post #10493516 (external link)
Why does this sound so familiar ?

I hold a master in Math and a PhD in Comp. Sci. One thing I've learned is, the higher your education gets the more narrow your field of view becomes, at some point (usualy borderlining PhD) you seem to shift from still having the general perspective of life, to beeing so narrow that it'll only be the specialized field you're capable of thinking within.

(for a metaphor, think taking closeup pictures as opposed to makro)

Only to find that your primary/secondary school classmate, who didn't go beyond that school & made a living selling from a food stand, now already had a few fully paid properties & fancy school for his kids and talking about retirement and spending more quality time with his kids.


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Jul 08, 2010 00:19 |  #102
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I make all my money selling zombie apocalypse survival gear. This is all helping to fund the 800mm prime so I don't have to get too close to the zombies to take pictures when they come knocking ;)


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Jul 08, 2010 00:49 |  #103

To save money for new gear i do the following..
- Drop small coins and papermoney in a big glassjar i got at home, eventually i will have quite a bit of cash in there.
- I live cheap and alone, eat relatively cheap food and cook most of it myself.
- Never really drink anything.
- I work as a freelance 3D computer graphics artist so that brings in some cash.
- I also work as a janitor from time to time, that's extra money.
- No i don't smoke.

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Jul 08, 2010 03:36 |  #104

I only use "found" money for big stuff like lenses. If somebody gives me money for Christmas, it goes into the fund, even if it's only a few bucks. If I earn money from an unexpected source (i.e., not my regular job), I put half in savings and half in the fund. It adds up. And of course it doesn't hurt that I'm old enough to be established in life, nor that I'm frugal about most other things. The specifics don't matter; the attitude does.

The other thing I've learned over the years is that everybody is different and envy gets me nowhere. I met a guy who was briefly a billionaire during the dot-com boom; he mentioned that if something cost less than $50,000 he didn't have to think about it. Yeah, that'd be cool, but I'm not him and I don't want to be. I'll just have to get along with what I have.


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Jul 08, 2010 05:39 |  #105

It feels like Blood, Sweat, and Tears! I have to be careful with my choices because I can't just turn around and buy something else if I don't like my choice so I do a lot of research. My wife is very supportive and bought me my ThinkTank Airport Takeoff for Christmas so I would have a roller/backpack bag. I also bought a 40D which was a big mprovement over my 20d after it was o the market for a couple of years and don't know when I will get another body.

Save, Save, Save then use and enjoy! You can't go crazy everytime something new hits the market! In the future I wil probably buy refurbed bodies to save as well but who knows when that will be!

Happy Shooting!


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