Peter Boughton wrote:The other way of looking at this statistic is: with a five day working week, that's a full half day every week. How many amateurs get to spend four hours every week doing photography?
Those few hours are not necessarily subjects which the professionals would choose for themselves. For many, I doubt if the working week consists of the usual 9-5, either. The trick, I suppose, is to be able to do what you enjoy while getting paid but that undoubtedly involves a fair bit of graft at the outset.
I am also reminded of a former member who successfully completed a year long photo-a-day project while holding down a full time job. He still has my respect for managing that and producing a wide range of creative images. I really have no idea how he managed it.