12-08-2016 01:50 PM
"(At work I didn't get paid extra for photography; it was just part of the job.)"
Is that not common? I don't think any company photographer gets paid 'extra' for doing his job. Am I, again, mistaken? Because I never did either. Plus all work or ideas belong to Hallmark if done on Hallmark time.
Yeah, I'm sure my situation wasn't unique, but I was pulled in several directions. We didn't have an "official" City Photographer, so almost every department wanted me to do work for them (events, portraits, architecture, report illustrations, historical sites, etc.). The first time I photographed a City Council inauguration (an all-day proceeding with three separate parts and hundreds of pictures) is illustrative. In previous years they had hired an outside professional to do it; but when word got around about other events I was doing (awards ceremonies, etc.), they asked me to do it instead. They liked my work better than that of the professional, so I was stuck with doing it two years and four years later. (And every two years if I hadn't retired.) But my own department (IT) was under pressure not to let me off the hook for other work I was supposed to do. So I ended up doing a lot of unpaid overtime and getting glared at when I photographed events, or edited images, on company time. Frankly, one of the main reasons I retired was that the IT work I had to do was more boring than the photography I often didn't get to do. So now my wife and I are trying to imitate Grandma Moses by somehow getting our pictures noticed in our old age.
01-07-2017 08:43 PM
I know this is an old thread, but just in case anyone digs it up wondering, I just took my 5D "mk1" from 1.0.1 directly to 1.1.1 with no problems. Its pretty unlikely that ayone could have an earlier verison of FW on theirs