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Sold my Porsche today to step up my stock photography game

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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 08/17/2013, 23:33:27 PM by Mudplucker
and my newest lens, which will be featured in my first ever outdoor group photo shoot to be shot in September at my upcoming garden center photo shoot is....... (drum roll please) a really long white lens with a red ring at the end, and it zooms from 70mm all the way to 200mm and has, MOST IMPORTANTLY, Image stabilizer...

I'm gonna miss the Porsche, but I'm making some investments to step up my game in this business :)
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Luissantos84
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 11:03:19 AM by Luissantos84
is that all you got after selling a Porsche? :D
Nikon D90, 24-70, 18-135, 50, 80-200

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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 11:22:17 AM by Mudplucker
No it was a 944 turbo, so i got quite a bit more than that but I start flight training next month for my pilots license and the rest is going to help pay for my flight lessons.. otherwise I'd get a new full frame camera too :)
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Luissantos84
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 11:25:42 AM by Luissantos84
ah I see! so you are going to be a microstock superstar and also a pilot? you have too much time in your hands :D
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Komar
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 11:27:44 AM by Komar
If only the words could be, "I stepped up my game in this business and now I can buy a Porsche."


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Pulsar124
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 13:52:29 PM by Pulsar124
Just don't mix plane steering and photo snapping - a dangerous combination!
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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 14:42:16 PM by Mudplucker
If only i had too much money on my hands.. I have a friend that is an USAF fighter pilot and he got me started flying... it's fun but expensive for just a hobby. The microstock is also a hobby but I want to keep going until I'm uploading world class photography... and i don't think it's too far ahead in the future..
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Luissantos84
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 15:01:03 PM by Luissantos84

Originally posted by Mudplucker:
Quoted Message: The microstock is also a hobby but I want to keep going until I`m uploading world class photography... and i don`t think it`s too far ahead in the future..


don't forget to teach us after :D
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Clearvista
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 15:07:07 PM by Clearvista
I love you enthusiasm
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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 21:19:04 PM by Mudplucker
thanks you all ! I'm going to Florida with my wife and our 2 god daughters next week and we'll be there for 2 weeks, but once I'm back i'm gonna start doing some real shoots and submitting them. couldn't see paying models and using what i had before. it was okay but not really the tools that i could be totally happy (and satisfied) with.
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Miraclemoments
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Message posted at 08/19/2013, 12:02:27 PM by Miraclemoments
Why wait....having those kids together will surely make for some good shots. Take the camera with and the new lens.
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Lisafx
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Message posted at 08/19/2013, 14:07:59 PM by Lisafx
Nice lens, but not sure if I would have sold a Porsche to get it!

Good luck with your upcoming shoot, and also with your flying lessons. Great to see how you are pursuing your dreams!
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Nikon4004
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Message posted at 08/19/2013, 15:56:24 PM by Nikon4004
Cant drive your camera though
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Gmargittai
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Message posted at 08/19/2013, 19:51:21 PM by Gmargittai
Why have a Porsche? It is noisy, expensive and uncomfortable. It is not even cool. What is cool is a Tesla. Good thing you got rid of the old clunker.


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Leakeem
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Message posted at 08/20/2013, 00:53:40 AM by Leakeem
Wow. Good luck with your new equipment! Hope you'd get a new car with the earnings you will make!
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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 08/20/2013, 15:30:51 PM by Mudplucker
After 11 years of driving the Porsche, the Kia SUV my wife owns was way more cozy at my age ! I also used some of the money to buy a big camera bag with "Yuri Killer" embroidered on the side. He is leaving us soon but he won't be needed here anymore anyway :) Some of the funds i have left have to also go to hiring some models that at least look like a magazine might have an interest in using them. More likely than not i will spend more than i make in this venture but at this point all that matters is that i reach the level that makes people think i must have had some help or been super rich... neither ones really applies, the only help i got i paid for...
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Mudplucker
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Message posted at 08/20/2013, 15:35:20 PM by Mudplucker
while I'm at it here is a tribute to my old friend of 11 years http://www.eurotuner.com/readers_rides/eurp_0901_2002_mini_cooper_s/photo_06.html
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Lauriey
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Message posted at 08/21/2013, 09:37:15 AM by Lauriey
My favorite lens (well, the Nikon version). Enjoy it!
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