Since I was, shall we say, 'Let Go' from my previous IT job, I've decided to take the leap and actually get into a job within the field of Photography. Most of my fellow US members may know of the company Lifetouch. For those who may not know them, they're a photography company who have been specializing in school portraiture for many, many years. Most kids who had a school picture taken, at least in the US, had it taken by Lifetouch.
Anyway, I was hired in the Sports and Candids department. So basically what I'll be doing is photographing team sports, the team portraits, cheer leaders, etc etc. I'll also be doing games themselves, as well as prom stuff, school plays, etc etc. Basically anything in a year book that isn't your year book photo, will be taken by my department.
I'm pretty excited, I get to use my A700 for anything to do with candids (i.e. the football/baseball whatever games) and they're giving me a Nikon D2X, SB800 flash-gun, manfroto tripod, and a Normon 400W strobe and power pack. The Nikon stuff I get to use for the team portraits etc.
Anyway, it should be fun to actually get out there and get paid to take pictures. No, it's not the most creative job in the world...but the candid jobs I do get to use some creativity there. But regardless, it's a foot-in-the-door of the industry, and I'm certain it's not a bad thing to have on a resume.
Well, I just wanted to share. Thanks for reading.