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    Talking Offered first photographic job

    I'm lucky enough to be in a position where about 8 weeks ago I gave up full time work to pursue my photography as a career. I got sick of going "through the motions" with my work (an industry I had been in for 20 years) and it was time to do something that I enjoy.

    Well, it has paid off and I have just been offered my first contract. It is for 6 weeks as photographic team leader for Santa photography up until Xmas. Sure it isn't glamorous, but it is paid photography work. The other benefit is the company I will be working for also do event photography, so I'm hoping that this might lead to other more "glamorous" work.

    It's a pretty big deal for me given the risk I took to give up work, so I couldn't be happier.
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    Well done Warren, No wonder your happy
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    Congratulations, what will you be doing ?
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    That's great Warren. I imagine that those who are in the job know how hard it is to get in the job . Excellent.
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    Thanks William - very happy.

    Cheers Jon - Basically the photography roles themselves are quite simple, in a studio with conditions that don't change much. My role will be supervising the photographers and their work to ensure the quality is there and that if they change settings or doing something wrong, I can correct it. I will also step in as photographer if someone is off sick.

    Thanks Granville - yes it takes time, but I have the confidence in myself.
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    Sounds great but also a little scary. All the best with and look forward to hearing how it goes.
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    Congratulations Warren great first step. Have fun!
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    That's Fantastic.. Well Done!! and all the best
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    Congratulations, sounds like a good start...john

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    Thanks Pixley, Mary Anne and John. Baby steps towards a new career I hope

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    Go get 'em Warren
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    Fantastic!!! As the youth are saying today.... YOLO!!! (you only live once) I think it is great to pursue a dream and to get off the spinning wheel. All the best for the future.
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    Congratulations. Hope the new career path provides you with both the money and the enjoyment to make it a life long one.
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    Congratulations and well done Warren! Look forward to hearing how it all goes for you.
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    YOLO indeed (i feel younger already )
    Good on you for taking a risk. A the best for that foot in the door.
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    Congratulations Warren! It's always good to hear about transitions like that - well done for taking a chance and having it come out well

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    Great news Warren! Gutsy of you to quit work to chase your dream, I hope you have great success!

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    Congrats Warren

    Good luck with it all

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    Congratulations and all the best.

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    Well done I hope it all works out for you good luck

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