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Are you a full time photographer or what Industry do you work in?

Full time Photography
35 (24.3%)
Homemaker
0 (0%)
Consumer Products & Services
3 (2.1%)
Energy & Power
4 (2.8%)
Financials
6 (4.2%)
Government Agencies
8 (5.6%)
Healthcare
6 (4.2%)
High Technology
26 (18.1%)
Industrials
6 (4.2%)
Materials
2 (1.4%)
Media & Entertainment
13 (9%)
Real Estate
0 (0%)
Retail
2 (1.4%)
Consumer Staples
1 (0.7%)
Telecommunications
0 (0%)
Other
26 (18.1%)
Student Full Time
6 (4.2%)

Total Members Voted: 133

Author Topic: Poll: What is your Day Job?  (Read 10726 times)

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« on: August 20, 2009, 02:21 »
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With stock photographers coming from such diverse backgrounds, I was wondering how many are full time and which other industries the rest of us come from, I have had messages from several other photographers that work in IT.

1. Full time Photography
2. Homemaker
3. Consumer Products & Services  
   > Educational Services
   > Employment Services
   > Home Furnishings
   > Legal Services
   > Professional Services
   > Travel Services
4. Energy & Power
   > Alternative Energy Sources
   > Oil & Gas
   > Petrochemicals
   > Pipelines
   > Power
   > Water & Waste Management
5. Financials
   > Alternative Financial Investments
   > Asset Management
   > Banks
   > Brokerages
   > Credit Institutions
   > Diversified Financials
   > Government Sponsored Entities
   > Insurance
6. Government Agencies
   > City Agency
   > City Government
   > National Agency
   > National Government
   > Supranational
   > Other Government & Agencies
   > Public Administration
   > Regional Agency
   > Regional Government
7. Healthcare
   > Biotechnology
   > Healthcare Equipment & Services (HMOs)
   > Healthcare Equipment & Supplies
   > Hospitals
   > Pharmaceuticals
8. High Technology
   > Computer & Peripherals
   > E-Commerce / B2B
   > Electronics
   > Internet Infrastructure
   > Internet Software & Services
   > IT Consulting Services
   > Semiconductors
   > Software
9. Industrials
   > Aerospace & Defense
   > Automobiles & Components
   > Building/Construction & Engineering
   > Industrial Conglomerates
   > Machinery
   > Transportation & Infrastructure
10. Materials
   > Chemicals
   > Construction Materials
   > Metals & Mining
   > Containers & Packaging
   > Paper & Forest Products
11. Media & Entertainment
   > Advertising & Marketing
   > Broadcasting
   > Cable
   > Casinos & Gambling
   > Hotels & Lodging
   > Recreation & Leisure
   > Motion Pictures / Audio Visuals
   > Publishing
12. Real Estate
   > Non Residential
   > REITs
   > Real Estate Management &Development
   > Residential
13. Retail
   > Apparel Retailing
   > Automotive Retailing
   > Computers & Electronics Retailing
   > Discount & Department Store Retailing
   > Food & Beverage Retailing
   > Home Improvement Retailing
   > Internet & Catalog Retailing
14. Consumer Staples
   > Agriculture & Livestock
   > Food & Beverage
   > Household & Personal Products
   > Textiles & Apparel
   > Tobacco
15. Telecommunications
   > Space & Satellites
   > Telecommunications Equipement
   > Telecommunications Services
   > Wireless
16. Other  
17. Student Full Time

 ???
« Last Edit: August 20, 2009, 03:38 by Adeptris »


« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 03:33 »
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I'm a full time college student, and shoot luxury homes and condo's freelance as a day job. But i'd like to make a career out of stock someday hopefully.

« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 03:39 »
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I'm a full time college student, and shoot luxury homes and condo's freelance as a day job. But i'd like to make a career out of stock someday hopefully.

Cheers,
Student added, you can change your vote if you want!


« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 03:54 »
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Full time photographer added.

« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 07:14 »
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I'm Technical Director in a videogame company.

michealo

« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 07:22 »
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Computer Security

« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 07:28 »
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Accountant

« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 07:34 »
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Training manager.. I teach businss general and specific such as p&L, life scripting & time mgt, proforma stats, scheduling, cost controls, blah blah blah.. etc ... to lower & middle mgrs and prospective owner operators  for McDonald's. 37 years... hopefully only a couple more to go and early retirement...   then I hope, do my photog fulltime.  8)=tom

« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009, 07:49 »
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Software development

« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 08:34 »
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Graphic Artist

bittersweet

« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2009, 09:12 »
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Graphic Artist

« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2009, 11:40 »
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Father, that is more than full time  ;D

Jonathan

« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009, 11:46 »
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chemist/Industrial Hygienist/government inspector

and now also part time photographer AND model

« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2009, 16:16 »
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Mechanical engineer, oil industry.

« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2009, 16:32 »
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I'm a photographer almost full time (rest of the time I do graphic design)

« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2009, 16:52 »
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Software Engineer

« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 16:59 »
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I wonder where Graphic Artist belong, High Tech or Media & Entertainment industry?


« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2009, 17:04 »
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I wonder where Graphic Artist belong, High Tech or Media & Entertainment industry?

I would say it's either Media & Entertainment or Consumer Products and Services, depending on what you do.  

Given your avatar, I had thought you worked for Energizer.  ;)

BTW, who are my "Energy & Power" colleagues?

« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2009, 17:05 »
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I wonder where Graphic Artist belong, High Tech or Media & Entertainment industry?

I would say it's either Media & Entertainment or Consumer Products and Services, depending on what you do. 

Given your avatar, I had thought you worked for Energizer.  ;)

Easter Bunny is not affiliated with Energizer :-)

« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2009, 17:22 »
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G.I.S. Forester  (Geographic Information System) i.e. computer maps/data management

wilddingo

    This user is banned.
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2009, 17:47 »
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what?

No "Microstock tormentor" category?

bittersweet

« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2009, 17:56 »
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what?

No "Microstock tormentor" category?

I think that would go under "recreation and leisure".

« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2009, 18:09 »
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It's classified.  ;)
Well "I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."  - Tom Cruise, Top Gun.

« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2009, 18:10 »
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what?

No "Microstock tormentor" category?

This always makes me laugh. Over the years there has been so many that many microstockers dont take a lot of notice, certainly not enough to call it "microstock tormentor". Imo "microstock whinger" is often more appropriate (maybe not in your case I haven't taken enough notice).
Often it is just "professionals" having tantrums and crying for sweeties, thinking they are clever when they just look like spoilt litte children seeking attention (and if they grew up a bit they'd realise that they actually do more damage than good to "their cause", they are more likely to get the people who even notice them to say FU and become even more committed to micro).
They never provide links to ports for people to learn from or to admire (so everyone assumes they are just a 3rd rate photog), never supply financial or any other real info (so they are probably just some part-timer wannabe), never answer real questions (they dont know the answers), they just jump up and down yelling and carrying on... commiting lots of time to making themselves look stupid...

I'm talking in general terms, so please don't take it personal. As I said I haven't taken enough notice of your posts, maybe your different.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2009, 15:39 by Phil »

« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2009, 18:13 »
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I didnt see educational services under number 3, so hit "other".

I'm a university researcher doing gis / spatial modelling in bioregional planning.

ShadySue

« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2009, 18:14 »
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High school teacher.
Never thought of that as 'consumer services and products' before! ::)

« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2009, 18:15 »
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High school teacher. ::)

what do you teach?

I would never of thought of education as that either


tobkatrina

  • Crazy Bird Lady
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2009, 19:48 »
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#1. I own and operate an accredited preschool.

#2. I have an emerchant business entailing transactions from 3 separate commerce websites.

#3. I have a portrait studio where I shoot clients for non stock purposes.

#4. Stock photography with my left over time :)


And yes these are all my "day jobs" LOL

« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2009, 20:05 »
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if you are employed in consumer staples, does that mean you are a "stapler"

m@m

« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2009, 20:19 »
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Freelance Publishing Art Director/Sr Graphic Designer, I use the time in between projects to take pictures, and also take lots of photos for some of my clients needs.

Xalanx

« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2009, 23:36 »
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Senior software developer. Full time photographer in 1 year, at most :D

« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2009, 23:51 »
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Maybe I should have only had 3, Photographer, Entrepreneur or Other  ;D

It is quite interesting so far and blows a few pre-conceptions away, with over 25% making a full time living from photography that would include microstock revenue as 'all or part' of thier income, Illustrators might have selected other or media which increases the number.

The other main industries that have high numbers are the more high paid job sectors, 'boys with thier toys' and not Joe public with thier point  & shoot, how many of these would ever earn enough from photography to give up the day job, it might be considered a sideline in retirement, which shows that the part time revenue from microstock might not be the main reason for contributing in a lot of cases, I like many had my DSLR kit before I even discovered microstock and a few IT guys I work with have top drawer DSLR cameras just for social use.        

David

« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2009, 04:53 »
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Freelance Farmer and Photographer...

« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2009, 08:57 »
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Web design, graphic artist, copy & technical writer, IT, stock and custom photographer.  Still can't pay all of bills.

« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2009, 09:25 »
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Musician in Canadian military bands for 21 years. Security guard for the last 14 years. Denis 

« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2009, 15:57 »
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if you are employed in consumer staples, does that mean you are a "stapler"
People working in Google are called googlers :)

BTW, electrical engineer here, working as a software engineer.

« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2009, 16:23 »
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Husband and Wife Team, and we are Full time Creatives :)

Photographers, 'Stockers, Illustrators, Bloggers, Inspirational and Motivational Writers, Authors, Publishers, Graphic Artists, Mentors, Social Networking Consultants, Marketing Consultants...


« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2009, 16:54 »
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Day job? What's that  ;)

« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2009, 17:15 »
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Day job? What's that  ;)
It makes sense.  Some people work in night shifts. :D

« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2009, 18:14 »
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Full time photographer.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 23:54 by Digital66 »

« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2009, 18:56 »
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Day job? What's that  ;)
It makes sense.  Some people work in night shifts. :D

True ;)

« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2009, 19:01 »
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Illustrators might have selected other

Yeap that was the only one suited me.

Other. I am an other!  :D

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2009, 19:50 »
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Day job? What's that  ;)

Oh come on. You've heard of a day job. It's that thing that's paying for your microstock habit.   ;)

« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2009, 20:58 »
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I was an elementary school art teacher for years.... then left to do photography full time... then last year was offered a DREAM job. So, I'm still shooting full time and teaching 3 days a week. I guess teaching is the "day" job, since the photography happens whenever I have time.

« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2009, 23:43 »
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graphic / website designer and photog..

« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2009, 00:37 »
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hairdresser

« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2009, 01:21 »
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Web developer. I guess that includes graphic design and programming... ???


« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2009, 05:20 »
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A Vet here. Used to work as a seller in wholesale pharmaceuticals. Now I don't have a job.

« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2009, 06:05 »
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Day job? What's that  ;)

Oh come on. You've heard of a day job. It's that thing that's paying for your microstock habit.   ;)

There is no such thing  ;)

« Reply #49 on: August 22, 2009, 08:42 »
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Cost controller in finance department

digiology

« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2009, 12:19 »
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Prepress technician for a commercial printer.

I used to do a lot of freelance graphic and web design but gave that up a a few years ago so I could focus more on my photography.

« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2009, 23:27 »
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Day/night job is food service distribution,  mmmmm food! ;D

« Reply #52 on: August 25, 2009, 02:23 »
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Geologist

« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2009, 23:01 »
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FT photographer.


 

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