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Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers. by Zack Arias

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Not enough hours in the day.

Q: I GET INSPIRED TO GO MAKE PHOTOGRAPHS. I HAVE THE GEAR. THE ISSUE IS I DON’T HAVE THE TIME. I HAVE A YOUNG FAMILY AND I’M WORKING A JOB THAT I HATE TO SUPPORT MY WIFE WHO IS IN LAW SCHOOL. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY TO LOVE AND SUPPORT MY WIFE AND KIDS AND GET TO DO WHAT I LOVE. DO YOU HAVE ANY MENTAL HEALTH SUGGESTIONS TO GET ME THROUGH THIS? THERE IS A LIGHT IN THE DISTANCE BUT IT IS YEARS AWAY.

A: I used to have an attitude that to be a photographer you had to be a photographer. Working a day job meant not being a photographer.

I could not have been more wrong. I was recently reminded of how wrong this type of thinking is as I’ve gotten to know a guy named Wes Quarles. Wes installs residential Internet ...

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