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Author Topic: If microstock is not your full-time, what else do you do?  (Read 10258 times)

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« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2011, 17:48 »
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graphic designer, web designer, photographer


« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2011, 18:58 »
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Media designer is by far the shortest way to say it...

« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2011, 19:01 »
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Part time work from home Mum.

I was a software engineer, development manager and prior to that marketing and pre/post sales support for software. Had my own graphic design business for a couple of years in between, but the money in the software business was much, much better.

« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2011, 20:29 »
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Web design & coding as well as a bit of print design.

« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2011, 23:12 »
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Marketing Manager / New Product Initiation for a commercial bread company.  Best perk is the opportunity to bring home fresh bread and rolls for dinner!

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2011, 23:27 »
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Business/technology consultant

jkp

« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2011, 02:17 »
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I was Design Manager for a fire sprinkler contractor for about 10 years...  Now I'm hoping to get completely out of that and focus on a career full time with photography. 

CCK

« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2011, 03:44 »
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Lawyer.

grp_photo

« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2011, 06:07 »
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Photographer

« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2011, 06:47 »
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Digital Prepress Specialist at a printer
Previously a Graphic Artist at an ad agency

« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2011, 07:37 »
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Lawyer, though currently sort of full-time on microstock.

« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2011, 07:55 »
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Have a degree in Radiology Technology worked in the medical field the las 15 years am now shooting stock full-time since April 2010. I also freelance for video and photo projects

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2011, 13:26 »
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Business/technology consultant

Darn.  I thought you were going to say "breakin' heads" ;D

« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2011, 14:24 »
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I left the film and television industry when my husband was transferred to Central Canada.  Now I see all my old buddies getting executive producer or writing credits and it makes me very very sad.  Now my core job is driving kids around and breaking up fights and mopping up puke.  I've been a working photographer for about 7 years, and somehow the team sports part of it has avalanched.  But, now that I have earned a reputation and lots of clients, I just don't want to do it anymore.  I think they call that burnout?   I promised myself it is my last year in this gig.  I have been planning to launch a new biz, but so hard to give it any attention when I'm still getting bookings and have 7 folders left from last week to edit and order.

Why oh why didn't I just work on my stock portfolio the past 5 years?  I just don't have time for it.  Always on the computer editing clients.  If I had put half that effort into micro I think I would be in a pretty comfortable position right now.

lisafx

« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2011, 14:52 »
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I left the film and television industry when my husband was transferred to Central Canada.  Now I see all my old buddies getting executive producer or writing credits and it makes me very very sad.  Now my core job is driving kids around and breaking up fights and mopping up puke.  I've been a working photographer for about 7 years, and somehow the team sports part of it has avalanched.  But, now that I have earned a reputation and lots of clients, I just don't want to do it anymore.  I think they call that burnout?   I promised myself it is my last year in this gig.  I have been planning to launch a new biz, but so hard to give it any attention when I'm still getting bookings and have 7 folders left from last week to edit and order.

Why oh why didn't I just work on my stock portfolio the past 5 years?  I just don't have time for it.  Always on the computer editing clients.  If I had put half that effort into micro I think I would be in a pretty comfortable position right now.

Sorry you are feeling burned out.  But to be honest, I think your sports photography business has a lot more potential for longevity. 

« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2011, 15:19 »
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I am a full time stock photographer for the last 3 years (almost exactly to the day:)). Before that I was a physicist, medical researcher, software developer for a big company. Who knows what's next:)

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2011, 00:10 »
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Business/technology consultant

Darn.  I thought you were going to say "breakin' heads" ;D

Who me? Naw. I "advise" people nicely on their business matters.  :o

« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2011, 00:35 »
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Space Propulsion Business Development Manager

Every time I see you're name, I think of Captain Kangaroo.  LOL  His name was Bob Keeshan.

I have had some people tell me that the Captains name was Bob Keenan.... but you are right.   I grew up with that show... Mr Green Jeans was my favorite.

« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2011, 02:09 »
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I drive semi truck shorthaul.  My camera pretty much always goes with me which is why I have some */ highway travel stock photos in my portfolio.

« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2011, 11:21 »
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Captain Kangaroo was the best. Well, him and Bozo! ;D

« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2011, 15:09 »
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Freelance Graphic designer and heavily pregnant mum. Micro income has been invaluable since I've been on maternity leave.

« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2011, 16:37 »
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Photographer

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2011, 03:12 »
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architect

« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2011, 03:34 »
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Aerial Photographer

« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2011, 09:15 »
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I was a pharmacy technician for 27 years. Now I write freelance for women's  and family magazines in Norway and Sweden.


 

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