Sunday, March 12, 2006

Is Photography Your Hobby?

In the dictionary one of the definitions for "Hobby" is:

An activity or interest pursued outside one's regular occupation and engaged in primarily for pleasure rather than financial reward.
I don't feel like my photography is a hobby. In fact when someone asks me, "Is photography your hobby?" I find it difficult to give a civil answer. In my head the word "hobby" just doesn't reflect my passion or commitment. I may never make a significant financial reward, I may never be considered a great photographer by curators and museum directors. That doesn't matter. My photography isn't a hobby.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uh....what brought this on?

Pitchertaker

BillieS said...

What brought this on was something I was reading that talked about photography as a hobby and suddenly I was remembering all the times that someone had asked me this question.