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    Learning more with every "click" mjs1973's Avatar
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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    I have worked for Lands' End for almost 15 years now. I have worked in several areas of the company, but my current roll is in the digital imaging department.
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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Ya call this livin'?

    I work with commercial and industrial lighting - sales, design, etc. Lately my projects have included everything from the home of a multi-million dollar art collector to a 1.4 million square foot distribution center to a farmer's pole building...

    One day closer to retirement!

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Retired postal worker. Wife works part-time, so I'm the go-to guy for dishes, vacuuming, laundry, honey-do's, and errands. Oh yeah, I'm a part-time chauffer for my mother (I think she's enjoying my retirement more than I am). Was team photog for the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays minor league baseball team last year, and shoot for Just Minors baseball card company.

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Like many others, I've done quite a few different things thru the years...
    Right out of high school I was a retail manager for national drug store chain, did that for about 5 years and then took 2 years off to sell stuff at flea markets throughout southwest Virginia and parts of North Carolina.

    After it sunk in that being a professional flea market bum might not be the best way to make a living, I somehow landed a job as Director of Janitorial Services with a hospital; did that for a few years and then finally decided to go to college at a small Bible college in Georgia. Majored in Youth Ministry and Communications.

    Then was a 10 year stretch as a truck driver, during which time I was also a youth pastor and an associate pastor of a small church in PA. Situations changed, medical condition forced me to quit driving, and right now I run a web site hosting company as well as design web sites for churches and local racers.

    And I'm track photographer at 2 area dirt tracks as well as Tour photographer for a regional modified touring race series. Photo sales are good, but since race season is only about 6 months long here in PA, I've begun seriously trying to learn about other types of shooting so that I might make a little 'toy' money during the other 6 months of the year.

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    I'm an umemployed bum.
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    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
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    Talking Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Like so many here, I have had a variety of very satisfying careers in my life. Before I retired 3 years ago, I had been a business analyst (self employed) working with customers in client organizations to determine their systems needs and then developing the documentation to work witht the system developers to ensure that what the client wanted was what the client(user) got. It had its challenges, let me tell you, but I found it very rewarding. I am now retired, on the advice of my accountant and my financial planner, who were worried that I would end up giving to much of my Retirement Savings Plan back to the government in taxes. :blush2:

    Having been a film photographer (serious amateur) since I was about 6 (yes I am old as dirt), I decided that I needed a new hobby to keep me busy in my retirement and digital phototgraphy filled the bill. :idea: I bought my Canon 350D about a year ago and have been on a learning curve ever since. I bought the Canon because the EF lenses from my old EOS 630 would fit the new camera, albeit with a 1.6 crop factor that I can live with. Having worked with PCs and its many types of software, the transition to the digital darkroom with Photoshop Elements, was very easy.

    I am still experimenting with both the camera and the software and see this as a hobby that will take as much of my time as I let it. I am still learning and will continue to experiment as I believe very strongly in life time learning. Its what keeps us old guys young!! :thumbsup:

    I am also finding that it is important to participate in these forums and look to be a life-long contributor to this one, as time, knowledge and experience permit.

    Cheers,

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    P.S. I also hope to acquire a Canon 5D in the next couple of years!!

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    I design photography equipment. ;-)

    Well a unique kind. A camera that can image the atmosphere in real time, also known as a lidar or laser radar.

    This is an example of what a lidar looks like. The telescope on the top is pointing horizontal in this case. Below is a laser and power supply.


    And an example of an image it can produce.


    The image is a vertical profile versus time of ozone near the ground. The red is unhealthy ozone in Houston, TX. Blue is clean air.

    So you can imagine, I love optics.

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Student majoring Photography @ Delaware College of Art & Design during the week, roofing/construction/auctions when I have time, and full time during summer. Hopefully I'll be at the GM plant this summer.

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    I am the Information Technology (IT) manger for a Trucking and Leasing Company headquarter in Ohio. We have 40+ locations spread across 10 states. I go back a ways when home computers came in a kit. Quotes I made from that time "PC's in the home are a waste of money." Another one " Why would you need more than 8MB of RAM?" Okay so I am not much of a visionary but hey the Internet hadn't been born yet or at lest made public. I find my interest in computers and digital photography a good marriage. They even both fight over money (LOL).

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    I'm an umemployed bum.
    I thought you were a professional student?

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    ...handle says it all...
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    I invite your casual attention to my family Photo Site

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    I push a button for visually handicapped reporters. Occasionally, I get to shoot for me.
    "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire." - Reggie Leach

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    I work my 9 to 5 as a factory maint. man and I am also a part time fire fighter. I would love to be a photogrpher but at the age of 33 I am allmost out of luck on a career change.

    How can I be lost
    If I've got nowhere to go?

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    this is what i do

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    That's nice work.

    I do that too... not personally though..

    What stone selection is that, and why color mortar did yo use?

    Looks like Gray...and judging by the lightness of it, it looks like Lehigh.
    Viva La Point and Shoot.

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Have you seen: CSI, Law & Order, COPS, Without a Trace, Dragnet, or NYPD Blue that's what I've done for the past seven years. It's the OT that keeps the camera's in my hands.

    Occasionally, I play sports, wedding, portrait, advertising photographer to get me that rainy day fund.

    I can't wait for the day I can move to a tropical location and live happily ever after.
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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyson L. Sparks
    I work my 9 to 5 as a factory maint. man and I am also a part time fire fighter. I would love to be a photogrpher but at the age of 33 I am allmost out of luck on a career change.
    I changed careers for the third time at age 51. I don't even remember being a youngster of 33! Try it, you might like it.
    "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." --Mark Twain

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    I am an Heavy duty mechanic for Canadian Pacific Rail. This is us changing out an engine.


    EDIT: We pull the train up in a couple of minutes. Its not invisible LOL. That picture was taken with a camera phone. Not bad quality eh?

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    I'm a mom. It doesn't pay the bills but it gives me the most beautiful subjects to shoot whenever I want. Plus lots of free time to shoot. DH foots the bills
    --Sarah

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    Computers

    I work for a computer services company.

    I specialise in Microsoft systems for office automation. Usually this means I install messaging systems or I manage people who do it and who migrate office PC's to use the new services. Often I go in as a firefighter on an international project where nobody trusts one another and restore calm, get the project back on the rails.

    I also do organisation, methods, quality and security for companies running office automation systems. When some essential person is about to leave a customer organisation I go in and document eveything he/she knows so that someone else can take over.

    Charles

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by benjikan
    Hello All...I am a photographer, creative directoe and pop/rock music composer;..oh yeah and Father of three lovely daughters..I am divorced!
    So, do you speak Canadian French or the French of France?

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Student

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    Re: What do YOU do for a living? OR What keeps the film / camera's in you're hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by almo
    I'm an umemployed bum.
    Nah,,,just a struggling artist..

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