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Why I Quit Professional Photography

OK, this might surprise many of you - though I have mentioned it a couple of times in online discussions with friends and (now former) colleagues. But I decided to write a full post about it with the aim - as always - to perhaps help others.

So yes, some time ago I quit professional photography.
Or, let me put this in its proper context:
Some time ago, I decided I've had enough of professional photography.

Remember an older article of mine, where I gave you the concrete steps you need to tackle on your way to professional photography? My last piece of advice was: Think of, recognize, and act upon the signs that tell you to give up.

The self-imposed signs I had set for myself from day 1 were:
a) if it started costing me money instead of bringing any
b) if I started becoming miserable doing it.

Taking photos for Chthonic was the highlight of my
professional photography endeavor.

The first condition had not been met yet when I decided to stop, but I think it was on its way - people nowadays, when DSLRs are ubiquitous, are under the impression they don't need to spend any money for professional photography.
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