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julieo Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Oct 2012
Sat 24-Nov-12 02:13 PM

Hello,
I have been shooting high school sports and travel lacrosse and have found my passion. I just love shooting sports and catching that exact moment when it all comes together. I am shooting now with the D600 after replacing my 300s, so I could shoot night games as well. I am using the 70-200 2.8 lens. Up until this point I have just be shooting as a hobby and supplying the teammates and their families with quality images, I also supply the paper with local sporting events photos from our area. All very rewarding but not much of a money maker. Parents ,of course, love the images and are more than happy to right click and buy a couple here and there.
I have shadowed the best sports photographer in the area and picked his brain on my next lens. 300 2.8 or 400 2.8. His advice was to get the 400 2.8 and ill never want for more.

I still have 4 years shooting while my kids are in high school and will build a very good portfolio.
Torn between just shooting as a hobby ( decent images no money) or getting the top lens and really stand apart from the other parents on the sidelines. Can I really justify the expense of a lens like that for a hobby, or might the lens create a small cash-flow in the future. In some ways I feel like I'm putting the cart before the horse if I buy the lens, but I can always rationalize that I don't play golf. Golf would be much more expensive and less rewarding (:
I know there is no real answer, just a question to fellow shooters out there.

Thanks,
Julie

examples of my images are at laxpic.com

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