Photography vs console video games: The better long term investment?

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Morris Sullivan Veteran Member • Posts: 9,643
Re: Photography vs console video games: The better long term investment?

Cameranoobie wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

Both are terrible "investments". No camera or video game equipment ever appreciates in value.

I think it all comes down to individual preferences. I like photography but I am just not the kind of person who will go out and take photos for the sake of taking photos. If I'm not going to an event I want to capture the camera stays home. But I do love video games, because for the cost of 5-6 track days in my car or on my bike, I can have a home rig that will let me "drive" pretty much any car I want on any car I want whenever I want for as long as I want. Does it rival the actual experience of driving? Obviously not completely, but it's been a close enough substitute to keep me interested for a while now.

My biggest concern with photography is the long term rewards.

Like I said, Ive always had an interest for photography, its just that Ive always put it on the back burner and never really pursued it until just over a year ago. Yes, the fact that i was so heavily invested into video games, most definitely play a large part of that.

But I have friends who are prof. photographers and they always tell me that, photography isnt worth the investment (money wise) unless you plan on doing it profiesssionally. As in having your own business and making money from it.

What do you mean by "worth the investment (money wise)" If you don't plan on doing it professionally the payout money wise will be zero. Did you have something else in mind?

The "investment" in photography gear -if not done professionally- is payed out in the photos you make and the enjoyment you get from taking them, and possibly sharing them.

Maybe I'm missing something in your question.

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