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jcarapet

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Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: February 28, 2015, 01:59:56 AM »
I feel bad even asking this, but I have to. I am a sysadmin/developer who happens to love photography. It is a serious side business for how little I market myself. Based on the average post on here everyone is a photographer, but I have to think there are others like me. My question is this. What does everyone do here to account for there G.A.S.?
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Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: February 28, 2015, 01:59:56 AM »

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 02:08:42 AM »
I am actually a full time self employed photographer, which means I spend about one day a week actually taking photos.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 04:29:41 AM »
I'm an unemployed system administrator, so what differentiates me from you two former posters is that I can shoot more often than PrivateByDesign, but have to ignore my G.A.S. a lot more than JCarapet.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 04:57:50 AM »
Materials Director for an electronics manufacturing company and father of three.  Photography is one of my favorite hobbies and my main creative outlet.  There is never enough time for photography, but I work it in.  I travel a fair amount for my job which allows me to experience and photograph some locations I may not get to see otherwise.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2015, 05:09:57 AM »
I'm a self-employed business consultant with main focus on SME specific manufacturing and logistics. My colleagues and I do implement, redesign and optimize ERP and other business solutions for that market.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 07:30:24 AM »

I am a self-employed advisor with main focus on operational excellence. I help (advice, implement, optimize) organizations with the implementation and management of transition and operation processes. Goal is to improve the reliability of delivery of services, the relationship with customers and empowering employees.
This leaves me with less time for photography as I wished for (also since I am gratefully busy with my 2 children)
However I booked some days in a hiding hut for bird photography, managed to sign-up to some different kind of workshops and will be again on a photography trip to the Middle East - next to my spare time of going out in the field every moment I can find. 
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 08:52:23 AM »
I am running a company delivering communications, navigation, surveillance and automation systems to airports and air navigation service providers across the world. Currently we have systems operating in more than 120 countries, so I get to travel quite a bit and enjoy meeting all the cultures of the world. Except for the US, which is a very protected market, we have about 50% of the global instrument landing system market, so there´s a good chance that when you´re out flying, our systems are bringing you safely to ground and up to gate.

Photography has been one of my main hobbies since the mid seventies (the others are music/hifi, food & wine and flyfishing) and it is occupying more and more of my (limited) spare time. I have absolutely no commercial interest in photography. It is just for fun and that is probably why I enjoy it as much as I do. Maybe I´ll pursue a second career when I retire from my current job  :)

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 08:52:23 AM »

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2015, 09:09:30 AM »
I'm a physicist. I do optics, mass spectrometry, and process engineering.
I do photography as my hobby and have only a few clients a year. I sure don't live on photography.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2015, 09:21:06 AM »
I work as cinematographer in movies. When free I take photos avidly - almost always carry a camera with me. So am lucky enough to work with gear almost throughout. :)

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 09:21:51 AM »
I am actually a full time self employed photographer, which means I spend about one day a week actually taking photos.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 09:32:15 AM »
I'm a creative director/ designer/ illustrator in the toy industry in NYC. I also do commercial product photography in toys, consumer electronics and luxury beauty.

Photography became my creative outlet after I became a professional artist- as that art then became "work".

Then people started asking about my photography. After taking on a few event jobs and portrait work I realized I hated turning photography into my "work" too. So I made a rule with myself that I will only do commercial photography professionally since it ties in nicely with what I do (I do all photoshoots for the products I work on), and I keep all other photography as my "fine art" and personal work!

If any photographer lives in the NY area, feel free to send me your contact info as I do turn down all requests for wedding, portrait and event work! I'd love to pass that work on to the community here. All my people are mostly designers.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 09:35:33 AM »
This is a cool thread! Interesting to see the mix of people of this community..

And no talk of sensors and geeky stuff!!!!

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 09:42:40 AM »
I’m an Airline pilot. I work as a Civil Aviation Inspector for the Government. I conduct  investigations on aviation accidents and incidents.  Photography is my hobby.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2015, 09:46:45 AM »
Yes, I am 66 Year Old man , But Young at heart, Yes I have my own Company Architects and Engineers since 1985, and I am Full time architect too. Yes, I have  Photography as my main hobby, Plus eat great goods are only second hobby.
I make average $ 10,000 to 15,000  US Dollars for Photography Hobby( take the photos for Tourist department for the counties, Wedding and entertainment industry) but  that not enough for my GAS. to buy the new Lenses or new Cameras---Ha, Ha, Ha, That why I still  work full time Architect to make more money to feed my hungry Family and my GAS. illness too.
One day, after my health not good and healthy anymore, I will dump all equipment to my dear son, and Carry only  Cell Phone with 32 MP. Camera.
Have FUN to the hobby that we all love.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2015, 10:24:20 AM »
I'm 20 years old and training to be an architectural technician. Photography is my hobby.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
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