ebi – here’s my flickr page if you’re at all interested. For the record I’m not saying my work is “pro level” but I do want to pursue a better way to gain pro experience besides just whenever I get the chance. http://www.flickr.com/photos/durak28/sets
I think Stef makes a great point. That goes for pretty much any field of artistry but probably more so for photography. But everyone has to weigh the instability of a paycheck vs the ability to feed your soul. Money ain’t a problem unless you don’t have any.