Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against making money with photography. It’s quite awesome to pay your bills doing something you love. But unless you take the time to shoot just for the joy of photography, it can be easy to forget what you love about it.

One of several bits of advice from Rob Lim where he talks about the benefits you can gain from photographing your friends. One of my goals for 2011 was to take on a paid gig. We’re more than half-way through the year and that’s yet to happen. I already have a career that supports my family so I’m not desperate to frustrate myself with finding ways to make money with my photography the conventional way. I do it because I love it. If money happens to come my way, then I’ll welcome that too.