Enjoying both worlds

posted on 17th of october, 2009

I am not a professional photographer. Unfortunately Israel isn't very hospitable to those who wish to make a living out of photography (or perhaps I wasn't cut out of the same material that great tough photographers are made of...). So what can one do? how can you combine a practical career and the joy of photography?
At first look, it seems impossible, since photography demands time and attention. there is a vast investment in truly great photos.
In my previous post I spoke about simplicity.
One of the forms of simplicity is timing. I decided to try and find a photo opportunities in my daily life.
The photo above was shot on a work related trip. I left a little early from home to have a chance to shoot couple of panoramas for my series.

This shot was taken when I took my little daughter to the zoo.
using a simple zoon (Canon 75-300 f/4-5.6) and a clear window, generated a stock quality photo.

These shots were taken on an overcast day on a trip to Istanbul.
Nothing special, just a little attention to light and composition.

This shot was take when I joined my dad on a day trip.
With a little attention to details and readiness on your part, you can turn your everyday photos to a stock quality images.
It won't turn you into a millionaire, nor will it generate a large enough income to leave your other jobs, but if you're serious about photography and wish to balance between the obligations of your career, and your desire to shoot and frame,and even make pocket money on the side (how does ~300$ gift for your birthday every year?), this can be a good deal for you.
It definitely works for me.

Comments (6)

Posted by smartview27 on October 18, 2009
Congratulations for your photos! I especially like the one named "Street Vendor".
Posted by Kaththea on October 18, 2009
Your photos are beautiful, wanted at first to name my favourites... but all of them great!)
Posted by Starblue on October 18, 2009
Beautiful images - eps. the atmospheric image of streed vendor and the expression of lioness :-) Good luck with your images and a lot od inspiration for other ones and a lot of energy for both your career!
Posted by Keki on October 18, 2009
you may not be a professional photographer however you have great photos - so you must be very very close or beyond that :)
Posted by EmeraldUmbrellaStudio on October 17, 2009
loving istanbul
Posted by Wildmac on October 17, 2009
Lovely images! It's good to be able to take photos whenever/wherever you can. I hate missing a good photo opp because I haven't brought my camera with me. It looks like it pays to take it everywhere! :0)

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