The ongoing lockdown means everybody has got a bit more time on their hands.
While some people use that time to expand their cooking horizons, clean out the spare room or knit up a storm, others are picking up new hobbies and honing their crafts.
And some hobbies, like photography, can become careers.
Glen Alpine's Jay Patel is one local who has successfully turned his passion into his work - thanks to TAFE NSW.
Since graduating with a Diploma of Photography and Photo Imagery, the 30-year-old has done photography work for a number of high-profile clients, including Sony, Nickelodeon, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Opera House, through his business The 10th Letter.
Mr Patel's interest in photography piqued at an early age, after receiving a Game Boy Camera and matching printer which he used to document his family travels.
But it wasn't always a clear path to life as a photographer.
"Being of Indian heritage, I felt compelled to pursue an academic route, although I'd always known I wanted to be a photographer," Mr Patel said.
"After graduating from university with a Bachelor of Architectural Computing, I decided to enrol in a Bachelor of Photography.
"The degree was highly theoretical, so I switched to a Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging at TAFE NSW Campbelltown and have never looked back.
"The TAFE NSW course provided me with hands-on skills I needed to establish my business, and while running a business isn't always glamorous, it's incredibly rewarding.
"Every day is a different work environment for me, and I genuinely believe that you don't need a white-collar job to be happy or successful.
"Ultimately if you have the drive, you can pursue anything.
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
TAFE NSW head teacher Lydia Kullik said people looking to turn their hobbies and passions into careers could like to Mr Patel as a success story.
"Jay is a great example of how TAFE NSW equips students with the skills they need to pursue the career they want, and even run a successful business of their own," she said.
"The Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging provides students with traditional and contemporary photography techniques, along with the technical and leadership skills they need to thrive in the industry.
"Students also gain a portfolio of their own work and learn how to build a small business website, so they can hit the ground running once they graduate."
Learn more: tafensw.edu.au, 131 601.
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