« on: August 09, 2012, 06:59:15 PM »
Total luck. I am a graduate of the school in north central Ohio and the sports and media director was looking for a photographer for the media website and knew I was one. Ironically it turns out I knew the guy, Al, in the past. Funny how things work out. Money won't be that much. I could make more money doing weddings, easily. And yes, buying expensive zoom lenses isn't fun. I paid $9500 for a 300 f/2.8L IS I and 400 f/2.8L IS I awhile back and that was NOT fun. But how can you not have those lenses for those events, especially football and track? I would like to shoot weddings as a backup photographer instead now, when I can, because I have another full time job. But it's hard around here because, believe it not, I'm seeing a lot of wedding photographers with no backup so I am not needed in this capacity. The ideal situation would be sports fall, winter, spring, with intermittent backup wedding jobs, and in the summer doing some lead and backup wedding work. I like weddings for the pure enjoyment of the challenge, but being backup takes at least some pressure off of me. So I wouldn't mind one darn bit being backup on every wedding I went to. I just like it because I think it's fun and challenging, and I like to learn.