You tried and failed to make it as an artistic photographer. The only thing you're taking now are mental pictures of the inside of your cardboard box. Click.
You're a photographer at Walmart's photography studio. You earn a regular paycheck but have to work hard to avoid taking pictures of exposed and enormous butt cracks all day long.
You are a photographer for your city's newspaper. You make a fair living, you do interesting and rewarding work, and once in a while, your stuff makes the front page. You won Best Zoom in 2011.
You're a talented and well-respected photographer who does work for a number of national magazines. You once got to shoot Blake Lively in a teddy.
You're an independent, artistic photographer who has achieved (B-list) movie star status. Your gallery shows are well-attended and your photos go for a pretty penny. You laugh in your high school art teacher's face.