Was a pro for 8 years to give it up for a day job. Still love my work and photography is just a hobby. Most of my analog gear is 30 years old and I buy used on eBay and thrift stores. My job supports my hobby. Other than photography, I have few other luxuries. I try to live a simple life. I bike to work, pack my lunch and don't have cable. My other splurge is the occasional overseas trip. Hope to retire in 5-10 years to devote to my hobby full time. I slowly saving up to retire.