What is YOUR day job?

There was a recent thread about how many contributors are connected to DT. The result can be found here Community Stats and wow what an eye opener.

Not only are there a lot of contributors but at this writing, 5:15 a.m. Eastern standard time, there are over 5000 folks on line. Me included! That certainly says a lot for Dreamstime and its global appeal. I do not want to think everyone is up so early on the same side of the planet.

With over 45,000 contributors I began to think… what does everyone REALLY do? Certainly there are the full time contributors making a living with their photography. I applaud them!! I do wonder what percentage is doing so. Hmmmm….. food for thought.

© Kts
OK now the question. What do the rest of us do to bring home the bacon? How do you earn your keep? What is your day job?

Are you a doctor?............A lawyer?..................A Chef?

© Junial
Do you work outside or behind a desk? Are your customers animals ?

I am in the IT industry. Yes it gives me a real headache sometimes. ID 10 T errors all day long. But it does pay the bills!

What about you? How do YOU make a living?

Photo credits: Sigrid Zabel, Nikolay Mamluke, Kts, Eti Swinford, Hongqi Zhang (aka Michael Zhang), Andrey Kiselev, Vladimir Lukovic, Kevin Chesson.

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August 04, 2011


I am a IT general manager for a financial company. Also have a small company of cleaning services for offices, factories, buildings... Have a degree on business administration and another as Industrial design / Graphic design.

And an enthusiastic photographer at the little time that i have left!

August 04, 2011


I too was a slave at many IT companies. Now I have turned full time into this. Cant run two lives, though my earnings here is currently almost nothing to what I was earning..

June 08, 2011


Retired, this is my renaissance career ?!?!?

June 07, 2011


I work in the Music Business and have now added Photography to my skills......lots to learn....and loving it..........

May 01, 2011


I am a photographer....... What was I thinking !@#$%$^^

February 17, 2011


i am a pharmacist

November 19, 2010


I´m a passionate high school/college teacher for mathematics and physics in Germany. Travel and photography are some of my other passions I enjoy during vacation.

November 15, 2010


I´m a passionate (female) high school/college teacher for mathematics and physics. Travel and photography are some of my other passions I enjoy during vacation.

June 14, 2010


That is a great list and good to see that we have a variety of people here from all walks of life.
(yet to see a politician, but they don't have the time I suppose)
As for me I am a Design Engineer working in an Automobile Co in India. To be specific its Tata Motors, the company which is going ahead with the NANO (the small car concept)

January 15, 2010


I'm a Security Officer and I work for a company called Coil Offshore in St John's Newfoundland. It is a group of six different companies the supply drilling pipe and materials to the offshore oil rigs that sit 300 to 500 km of the Eastern coast of Newfoundland. I've been taking pictures for years but only in the last view years did I venture into the digital world of photography and I just recently purchased a Nikon D90 which is the best camera I've had yet.

November 19, 2009


Total paper-pusher. I wish I could just take pictures all day for a living. I really need my portfolio here to take off and start providing some much needed income. Love your blog.

November 03, 2009


At this present time I am a support worker,I work with people with learning disabilities. I enjoy working with people. At the same time I also love photography and nature.

October 23, 2009


I am a Distribution manager for a photographer.I spend everywaking moment dreaming of being a big gun in stock photography.

October 22, 2009


I'm a Japanese-English interpreter/translator :D

July 02, 2009


I am a digital printer, printing images on to canvas, mouse mats etc., and freelance mac operator.

July 02, 2009


I was a web designer, but stopped for now to concentrate on my 6 month old son. now it's house wife and photographer for me :)

July 01, 2009


Hi, i've done a lot of interesting things over the years, advertising,freelance photographer, art teacher, dairy farmer, process worker, am now almost a fully qualified interior designer and i'm an illustrator on the side. :-) Also doin the mom thing, but my boy no longer a wee boy anymore (he's 15. lol)

June 24, 2009


A software engineer / business analyse in a small software house company in Thailand :)

June 20, 2009


I'm a wife of 23 years and a homeschooling mom of 7 striving to live each day to the fullest on our little hobby farm.

June 19, 2009


I'm a multimedia designer. Primary task is to do interactive flash (mostly actionscript coding), but i get to do photoshop and illustrator work for various online and print assignments as well.

June 19, 2009


I'm a lawyer trying to find time to take pictures.

June 19, 2009


I write my diploma thesis in Astrophysics.

June 18, 2009


Im an unemployed chippy and small builder who would like to get by on just photography.Slim chance.

June 17, 2009


I work in Amsterdam 3 days a week as a Security Officer in the Subway / Underground. I also have my own small company making Voice Overs with my own Voice (Audio)


June 16, 2009


I'm a student (Master of Innovation Management)

June 16, 2009


I work in R&D for a large chip manufacturer. I essentially get paid to try new things to see what happens...

Potato chip?

June 16, 2009


I work in R&D for a large chip manufacturer. I essentially get paid to try new things to see what happens...

June 15, 2009


I'm a medical doctor.
I date a doctor does that count? I'm a full time photographer and I work on documentaries that deal with social issues. I desire to leave this world a better place than I found it.

June 15, 2009


Neddog... are you a dad too? :))

June 14, 2009


I'm a process worker of 11 1/2 years, wife of 19 years, mother of nearly 11 years. Was a student of landscape design. Always into Photography! Still doing the mum things but once youngest starts school soon, will be doing more photographic things yipee! But will still be doing housework things :0P

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