"Nobody expects my brother-in-law to make money from fishing. Nobody expects my neighbor to make money from golf. Nobody expects the guy down the street to make money from picking guitar. So how come so many people think it's strange that I don't care about making money from photography?"
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McD: "Rest assured, your expectations will be met."
Gato: "WOW—I finally got my 15 minutes. Thanks, Mike."
Steve Jacob: "Good quote. My dad was a fanatical golfer with a scratch handicap throughout most of his youth. He was once asked why he never turned pro, and his response was also interesting: 'Now I play when I want to, compete with myself and make a lot of friends. If I have a bad round, only I am disappointed. To be a pro, I would have to play when I didn't want to, compete with my friends and create a lot of rivals. If I had a bad day, my sponsors, my family and all those depending on me would be disappointed. I would have to be crazy!' I feel much the same way about photography."
Dennis Fallon (partial comment): "I will say, though, that photographers have company. Woodworkers are often expected to make some side money with their hobby."