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cottagehunter

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How do you earn your cheque
« on: October 15, 2013, 10:46:46 PM »

How many on here earn their cheque with photography specifically. How many make a large portion of their income giving   workshops or taking people on photo tours?
Just interested.

Pierre
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Kirk Gittings

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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 10:49:11 PM »

100% of my income has come from photography since 1978 in various combinations of commercial architectural photography, fine art print sales and teaching photography at various universities.
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Michael N. Meyer

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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 12:26:05 PM »

I make 100% of my income shooting corporate and e-commerce/catalog work and a little photo related consulting occasionally.

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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 03:25:11 PM »

Well to anyone who may be feeling slightly overawed at this stage of the thread I'll confess to photography now being just an addition to the writing.
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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 05:31:18 PM »

I've been 100 percent for 30 years...and my wife joined in 12 years ago. 

Sometimes I still worry I'll need to get a real job someday :)
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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 06:27:21 PM »

100% what comes out of the camera.
I toy with the idea of starting up courses or helping out/teaching...then I don't have the spare time....

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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 11:55:25 PM »

Been at it 44 years. I earn 0% from photography.

I shoot what I love, but what I love is not what others will pay for.

I commend those that are able to make a good living with their cam.
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tim wolcott

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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 01:23:46 AM »

I earn 100% of my money from Photography.  98% from the sales of fine art landscape photography.  Tim Wolcott
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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 08:03:31 AM »

Twenty-six years full time, ten as a freelance news photog, the last sixteen on staff at a small university. The steady paycheck is nice but I do sometimes miss the news business.
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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 10:29:58 AM »

About 85% from my photography.  The other 15% is from consulting, which I am slowly phasing out over the next 2 or 3 months. 
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Re: How do you earn your cheque
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 10:55:58 PM »

Thanks to all for their comments.
I am with slackercruster however several of the (professional) photograpers I have encountered over the past few years have been busy selling their courses or trips so I was wondering if it is a dying profession. Glad to hear that there is still an opportunity out there.

Pierre
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