"Hi, how are you?"....
If I were 30 some years younger and I knew what I know now I probably would have found a way to survive on starvation wages in order to do this 'photography' thing. But I've been working at the same career for the past 20+ years and am now in an income bracket that allows me to...
- keep a roof over my head
- keep food on the table
- buy those 'toys' I like (ie. photog equipment)
As such I don't have to worry about making this a fulltime income earning thing. The local pros that I've talked to around my area say that typically the actual shooting of images (all images, not just GG stuff) is only 10% to 20% of their daily hours...the rest of the time is...
- post processing (now that we are not only the shooters but also the techies there are hours spent in front of a computer)
- tracking down jobs
- tracking down payment for jobs done.
- anything else that is related to photography but not actual 'click the button' stuff.
I do this for fun and have often said that if I ever felt this was becoming '...just another job' I'd drop it right away.
Sure my dayjob is not terribly 'sexy' or 'creative' but it's something I am good at and something I can probably endure for a while longer...and it *does* pay for the fun I'm having now.