It's more of a hobby for me though I have been paid for a couple of weddings and funerals. I am helping a middle school I frequently substitute teach at with yearbook photos (fall and spring sports, other events as needed).
Photography is and has been my main hobby for as far back as I was big enough to hold a camera. Now that the current crop of DSLR's also take excellent quality video, I'm starting to dabble in that too.
I am into Photography. It is my hobby. I brought Canon 70D from my savings. I am not an expert.
I am watching YouTube Videos to learn basic Photography. I got some basic idea about Aperture, ISO, Focal length etc.
My main model is my friend.
I still enjoy it as a hobby. As long as it continues to be a challenge and with something more to learn I will keep at it. Experimentation with the shots to figure out what works and what doesn't is half the fun. Besides that you might stumble upon something you had not thought of before.
I like photography better for a lot of reasons. When you take a picture there's something that feels more permanent about it than film, like capturing a moment. Video is too fluid. It also uses a lot more computer resources which I don't really care for. I like things simple.
Combining two hobbies sounds interesting. I had the opportunity to shoot some yearbook photos (sports) for a middle school and I enjoyed the action photography. It's always fun to try and get the expression on the players faces as well as the action.
I am into photography as a hobby. I invested in a pretty good camera a while back and took some classes here and there. I usually take my camera with me wherever I go and have just recently got into editing photos too!
I took a lot of pictures prior to going to high school. I remember how excited I was to have saved enough money for my first camera. I got on my bicycle and rode to K-Mart (not exactly a camera store I know) to get a 110 film camera. If I am not misktaken it was a Kodak and used those square flash cubes. I too thought Iwanted to do it profesissionally. I got every photography magazine I could get my hands on. The passion is back now and I would love the opportunity to do more sports photography.
In my early teens I was an avid hobby photographer. Highly active in the local photo club, took a fair amount of pictures and spent many hours in the dark room.
In my later teens I got in touch (and involved) with a group of friends that did short films as a hobby. Most of our spare time got film-centric: Making film, watching film, showing film.
It was very fun to write scripts, gather and make props and costumes, and then eventually make it into a finished film on a shoestring budget!
When I got to university I stopped making films, but kept taking pictures and also showing (35mm cinematic) film in the student's film club.
My last major photography event was a trip to China in April 2000. Took eleven rolls of film in about as many days and had them all ordered in triple copies plus digital format!
When I became a father almost two years later I had to replace the camera bag with a bag of diapers and other essential baby stuff, and by then digital cameras were becoming main stream.
Now I don't take many pictures, but I do know how to do it when needed, and my daughter has just began with photography as a class in school...