I have been working professionally since 1976 , my only source of income is from phototgraphy, I feel as passionate about it today as I did the first day I saw a print emerge.
I am also working on personal projects at a rate that would be daunting for many, I use the camera as a tool to put images on film , I prefer to call myself a printmaker rather than a photographer, and the darkroom is where it all happens, not at the exposure / camera side.

Quote Originally Posted by PKM-25 View Post
Unless you are highly successful at it, then you are living a way that most can only dream of and that is far better than a hobby. If the day ever comes that I can no longer earn a comfortable full time living off of photography, then I doubt I would do it even as a hobby because I would not have nearly the time or freedom to do what I want, when I want like I do now.