A&P How much have you earned on your photography?

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  1. Smeghead

    Smeghead New Member

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    And has it surpassed the value of all your gear?
     
  2. .chris

    .chris You drown before the water lets you in. OT Supporter

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    Hell no.
     
  3. Smeghead

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    lol, I think I'm getting close to the value of my XSi camera house :hs:
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    $0.00
     
  5. Jcolman

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    Yes. I'll have earned just over $30,000 this year with my part time business.
     
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    I've probably broke even with all my gear.
     
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    I made prob between 12-15k last year working weekends mostly, though I spent more thank 10k in gear. I viewed it as an investment though, cause this year it's gonna be about making money and not buying more gear.
     
  9. NOR*CAL

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    In the negative actually :o
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    yeah i guess i am way in the red since i bought all this shit and havent used it for anything profitable
     
  11. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Grossed probably 82K this year (reporting this amount), not including random shoots that were paid in cash. I think total amount would be in the 100 range. But that includes my regular salary job shooting with SpyOnVegas.

    Im so glad i bought a new house just before teh new year, because i know that when those 1099's come in, it will hurt.
     
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    You live the dream :bowdown:
     
  13. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Not sure exactly, but it was enough to pay for everything and then some.
     
  14. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    :) i do my best to bust my ass, and take any and every job i can. But at teh same time, i know i will never excel in one category :wtc: , but ill never starve and wonder when i will be getting my next paying gig. So its a compromise im willing to take.

    "Work hard now, so you dont have to work hard later" is what i tell myself everyday.
     
  15. smaug

    smaug born to lose

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    its a hobby for me, so i'm in the red.
     
  16. Girth

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    last year, not much. This year in the first 6 months, I have enough booked to cover all the gear I've bought. :o
     
  17. Waddup you?

    Waddup you? OT Supporter

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    I shot a friend of my wife's 40th birthday party for $250 and that's it.
     
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    It's moar like I pay to shoot people, cause I buy gear for the appropriate shoot :ugh2:
     
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    Since I bought my gear, I've payed it off through shooting. I just need more high paying shoots to pay for more gear.
     
  21. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    I try to budget out, X amount of money for gear a month, right now its 250 for incidentals and gear, if i want something, than i have to save that money. If i "need" something for a shoot, then it goes into a different expense.
     
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    fuck I want to make 100k from photography. shit!
     
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    this
     
  24. johan

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    -20 in the first year, high startup costs.
    then +5, and +18.
    So its just slightly ahead of costs.
     
  25. Smeghead

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    It's just a hobby for me too, I don't have any fancy expensive equipment, but I still managed to make a few bucks here and there.
     

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