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Thanks Nick! I'm with you, but if I had to guess, I'd say lack of attention to detail, substituting Photoshop for photo technique, unwillingness/inability to part with the $$$ for top shelf gear, unwillingness/inability to assess the client's needs and over deliver. Tiring of shooting residential architecture is most likely not one of the reasons. If you are tired of shooting a subject, you just don't take those assignments anymore. This is a clear case of the client being tired of the photographer shooting their architecture, and voting them off the island as it were.
Something that I see over and over, in good times and lean times (surprisingly) is a realization on the part of the photographer that this is a business. You don't get to shoot what you want every single day, in fact that's the case most of the time, that's kind of why they call it "work". If I had a dime for every aspiring pro shooter who has asked for advice, all the while thinking they are about to embark on a career shooting where, what and when they want, I'd already have a Mustang at HQ. It's all about shooting where what and when the client wants, then adding your talent to that. I decided early on that I'd rather cater to the client's needs and be financially able to shoot what I want on occasion, vs. shooting what I want all the time but not being able to venture far from the bridge I'm living under. In the cold light of day, it wasn't a difficult choice to make.
As I said in an earlier post, this scenario is one of the few bright spots one can honestly point out to the fledgling shooter, and it happens every day. Find a spot where someone isn't measuring up, has read too much of their own press and grown too big for their lens covers, and you have a ready made opportunity for success. If you take care of them, they'll never be on the market again. Ahhhh, ya gotta love pure capitalism, and letting the market work.