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    Today, I quit my day job ......

    Well, I finally did what I've been threatening to do for the last two years: I quit my day job. I'm now devoting the majority of my working hours to the success of my current gallery and to opening the next one in Perth (Australia) by September.

    That's not to say I've given up my career in professional geology all-together, but I'll be relying on it much less than I was yesterday. However, now I've got the freedom and time to make my passion for photography into my new career. It's a scary thought, but also very exciting.

    How do you jump for joy and tremble in trepidation at the same time?


    Cheers,
    Graeme
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    Best of luck, Graeme!

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    Graeme,

    As a non practicing geologist and now photographer, good luck.

    Rich
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    Thanks very much for the wishes. I know it's going to take much more hard work than good luck to become successful, but I'm ready to give it a try.

    Thanks,
    Graeme
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    Quote Originally Posted by naturephoto1
    Graeme,

    As a non practicing geologist and now photographer, good luck.

    Rich
    I wonder how many of us are out here? I guess it is a stretch to call me any kind of geologist, but it was my college major oh so many years ago.

    Oh, and good luck Graeme!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sorensen
    I wonder how many of us are out here? I guess it is a stretch to call me any kind of geologist, but it was my college major oh so many years ago.

    Oh, and good luck Graeme!
    Well Paul,

    I did receive Grad degrees in both Geology and in Zoology/Ecology. I did work as a geologist as an environmental consultant for 8 years. I have been out of the field for the last 10 years (as a photographer) but still maintain my PG license (but boy and I rusty).

    Rich
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    Good on you Graeme!! I'll see you in October.
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    "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist" -- Louis Nizer

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    Good luck Graeme....I applaud you for going where your passion lies...
    Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

    Visit my website at http://www.donaldmillerphotography.com

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    No guts, no glory...and that took guts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MurrayMinchin
    No guts, no glory...and that took guts!
    Seconded. Here's wishing you plenty of glory to go with 'em!

    Every success, Graeme.

    All the best,

    Frank
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