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JonAustin

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2015, 10:36:58 AM »
Retired (since 2007) telecommunications executive, and now a telecom / IT  consultant. Since my work occasionally includes making and editing images (as well as video and audio), I expense all of my photographic gear to my business. It still comes out of my pocket, but "above the line," rather than "below the line."
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2015, 10:36:58 AM »

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2015, 10:40:38 AM »
MD, working full time for the police.
Fotography has always been my beloved hobby, and I am glad I can spend some (!!) money on it.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2015, 10:41:54 AM »
Hi.

Last year I graduated on a Faculty of Electrical Engineering and now, I work for a company where we make rotary and linear encoders. I am in R&D department.

Photography is just for hobby and for relaxation.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2015, 11:44:58 AM »
Computer electronics engineer.  Photography has been my hobby for close to 2 decades.  A lot less time for it the past few years but I try to find time here and there.  My job pays me well enough that I can buy a new lens every year, if I need a new lens that is.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2015, 12:57:58 PM »
i am a site superintendent for a general contractor/construction management company. we do mostly bigger commercial work. i enjoy it because i spend a lot of my time outdoors, just like the photography and other things that i like. canoe tripping, fishing, cycling.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2015, 01:00:08 PM »
I work in clinical research, currently as a fulltime clinical research coordinator in a large medical practice. Beforehand I worked in contract reseach organizations and pharma companies. Photography is just one of too many hobbies.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2015, 01:07:15 PM »
just a pro photographer here. though over the years that has included assisting, lab tech, college professor, studio manager, digital tech and pretty much anything else that will get me on a set.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2015, 01:07:15 PM »

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2015, 01:43:48 PM »
Retired in November from managing a press and communications staff for a state legislative caucus.

Now working as a subcontractor for a (formerly) one-man PR firm, doing communications strategy, writing, photography and possibly soon some video. Actually finding myself doing more photography for paying clients than I anticipated.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2015, 01:49:06 PM »
I'm a data center network engineer for HP and I love it.  The environment is constantly changing there and I get to take all of our new products and learn how to implement and optimize them so we can showcase to our customers.  Photography is my hobby and I also teach photography to kids in our local 4-H club.
What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2015, 01:55:45 PM »
Hobby photographer, now retired due to an nearly fatal accident at work. I worked as an pilot and intensivist. Since childhood interested in photography. My "SSD" got reformatted and has still a lot of damaged clusters. But trying to learn a lot of my favourite hobby again.  ;)

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2015, 02:13:24 PM »
I am a design engineer working for a major auto maker. My current project is a future small-displacement, turbocharged petrol engine.

I consider myself strictly an amateur photographer, although in the past some work I did earned me compensation in the form of a meal at a nice restaurant.  :D
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2015, 02:28:23 PM »
Aerospace engineer working in the helicopter industry.  Used to play with my dad's film Pentaxes back in the day, and my first SLR was a Pentax.  Loved Canon's lens selection, so switched to Canon with the 20D.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2015, 03:06:05 PM »

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.

That is great of you to offer, +5 internets for you. And i feel you on the work aspect. I love taking photos, but if I was pressured to do it as my only source of income I would lose a lot of love for it. For now it just helps pay for my other hobby, trying new craft beers  ;D

There is a large trend of Engineers on this list, but still pretty diverse. I am just happy we are all united in our love of photography.

I like how I'm not the only one who writes off my G.A.S. as a business expense as well. I use it to record my companies blog videos and some presentations in town. Do I really need a 5d3 and a 70-200 to capture that? Yes, yes i do...
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2015, 03:06:05 PM »

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2015, 03:35:58 PM »
Spartan? My hero is Odysseus from Ithaca, not those thugs from Sparta. 
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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2015, 04:13:34 PM »
Retired (2013) technology and operations executive.  I spent the last 17 years working with a broad range of industries.  One of my favorite responsibilities was as operating chair for our acquisition of the Kodak image sensor business.

I am 62 and have been into photography since my college days.  I put it aside as my career evolved but jumped back in 2000 as digital picked up steam.  I have always used photography as a way to relax and didn't want to spoil my fun by making it a business.  I have always been able to afford the equipment and shoot what I enjoy.  I get a lot of requests for my nature and wildlife photos and finally setup a business entity and Photoshelter site.

Retirement has given me the opportunity to travel for fun and shoot in unique locations.  I like to shoot everything from studio to wildlife.  I recently got hooked on airshows and plan to attend 3-4 this year.

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Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2015, 04:13:34 PM »