This isn’t my only side hobby though. I’ve long had a keen interest in photography. While I don’t think I would want to be a photographer full time, I really enjoy it. Since I already have much of the required equipment already, I thought that something that will set me apart from the crowded web design/development arena would be to provide photography services for clients. It would be limited to portraits and product photography because I don’t see clients needing any more than that. But I think it would be a good value add considering I already have most of the required equipment. I need a bit more work to develop my skills, but thanks to a few friends of mine, I will at least get some solid portrait experience once I fill out my few missing pieces of kit.
Finally, thanks to some experience I am getting from work and my friends at Geek Speak Live, I have been considering starting my own podcast. I have a lot to say and think that people will enjoy listening to it! I’m still debating it at this stage, but I know it will be pop culture related. Thankfully, while the genre might be the same as Geek Speak, mine would differ quite significantly. I am a big fan of Geek Speak and have no desire to compete with them. While Geek Speak focuses primarily on Comics with Movies, TV and gaming distantly filling the minor places, I would focus more on gaming, TV and Movies (In that order) and probably ignore comics entirely as I never really got in to them. The only comics I’ve really read and followed are The Walking Dead and Buffy Season 8 & 9. Plus, since my employer owns all the equipment necessary, it won’t cost me anything and it raises the profile of my other side projects.
I think that is enough to keep me busy and who knows, maybe one day I will be able to give up my 8-5 job and just do this for a living!