How many people on the cafe are Pros, Semi-Pros or Amateurs?

How many people on the cafe are Pros, Semi-Pros or Amateurs?

  • Semi Pro - Do occassional gigs but have another primary source of income

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    142
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
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Location
New York City
alex from holland said:
the votes for pro's is still 0 ?????
I'm surprised by this too. Did Jonathan forget to vote in his own poll? :D

I'm w/ a couple others as an amateur aspiring to be a "hemi-demi-pro". :wink:

_Man_
 
Joined
Jul 5, 2005
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300
Location
Phoenix
I'm a very long-time amateur, been a member of Nikon Cafe for just a few days, and still haven't seen any tacos!
 
Joined
May 3, 2005
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2,288
Location
Wasilla, Alaska
Amateur, but getting better all the time. My family thinks I should pursue it more, however I know the quality of the competition and am greatly humbled by it. But you never know, someday maybe I will give it a go.
 
Joined
May 24, 2005
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Location
Salem, NH
Count me way in the amateur section...

Every now and then I get some shots that could be considered advanced amateur, but then again, I have far more "quick, hide these" than anything!!!

;)

C
 

gho

Joined
Feb 7, 2005
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2,556
Location
California
Wow, I'm the only 'Pro' here? Goes to show ya though, you don't have to be good to be a pro!

100% of my income comes from my photography business, so that kinda explains why I'm so poor.
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
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Location
Haverhill, MA
Semi-Pro Here

I have a real job but my photography is adding to the household income at an increasing rate. While I'd love to do this full time, I can't fathom enough people wanting to buy my stuff to support us on it!

If I could only hit the lottery....

Interwstingly, my wife is sugestion with increasing frequency that we sell the house and buy a house trailer or a shack on the beach so that we could travel and shoot morre to push the photo income?
 
Joined
May 24, 2005
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300
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Salem, NH
From what I have seen of your work Jim...you more than have the skills to do it and be very successful.

Guess it's up to your instincts and how much of a risk you're willing to take, huh?

C
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
373
I put down semi-pro since I do make money as a staff photographer for a fine arts gallery and a magazine. I'm like Gordon, retired but don't depend on photography to make money. I usually just say that I'm a working amateur since I have no intention to turn pro. The other side of the coin is not making money from photography as a staff photographer. Its not having to pay to get in everywhere and getting prime shooting locations. Big time money savings.
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2005
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35,154
Location
Arizona
Real Name
Chris
I've been amateur, semipro, full pro, no pho, amateur and now semipro again, as I try to do one paid job a week (I shot lettuce for the department of Ag today) as I work my way toward retirement. Then, due to my bad investing, I will need to work, hopefully as a pro once again. If not, I'm sure McDonalds or somewhere has a 'hire a senior' program.

Most of the shooting I do is purely for the art of it, so no matter what, I consider myself an amateur. I voted semipro though.
 
Joined
Mar 4, 2005
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Location
Los Angeles, USA
Re: Semi-Pro Here

jfenton said:
I have a real job but my photography is adding to the household income at an increasing rate. While I'd love to do this full time, I can't fathom enough people wanting to buy my stuff to support us on it!

If I could only hit the lottery....

Interwstingly, my wife is sugestion with increasing frequency that we sell the house and buy a house trailer or a shack on the beach so that we could travel and shoot morre to push the photo income?
I wouldn't mind living in a trailer off the beach! :) Oh yeah I finally voted, forgot to do that!
 

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