I once asked someone high up in the computer world how they went about interviewing perspective employees. What did they look for?
The computer world is unlike any other when it comes to finding and hiring good people. A 21 year-old who is self-taught can sometimes grab a job before a degreed person.
The response to my question was, "I asked them what they do when they are home."
Play with the kids? Nah. Garden? Nah. Woodworking? Hobbies? Biking? Nah. Get on the computer? Bingo! The best computer people have to love what they do more than anything, and they do it 24/7.
The same goes for a good photojournalist. They take photos on the clock, off the clock, and in their sleep. And when they retire, they keep on doing it.
The following photo is something I took on a weekend excursion. The sculpture was in an old abandoned building, somewhere in West Virginia. The way the light fell on it made me slam on my breaks (good breaks are one of a photographers most important tools). I thought about cropping the photo but I decided to leave it as I had photographed it. Sometimes doing nothing to a photograph is the best choice.