This wrinkle depends on how good you are, how valued you are at your studio and also on just a little bit of luck. Times may get rough now and then, financially speaking, and you’ll have to be able to weather the storm. If you still love it after realizing that you’re never going to be able to afford that yacht you always wanted, you aren’t discouraged by the fact that you can’t seem to get any Playboy models to pose nude for you, and you are making enough to eke by, then you just might be able to make this your lifelong pursuit. If not, get that orthodontia degree and do photogging as a hobby. Sugar will make you wealthy in the former career and then you can afford the really nice shiny hardware without worrying about the trade-off of new camera vs. eating this month.