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| Re: Photography survey for MBA research project |
It\'s a very open ended questions with a lot of answers...
Care to start the ball rolling with a more specific question?
Some pros are becoming obsolete but they are being replaced with a newer generation who never bought a roll of film, and are taking advantage of the easily acquired results that with film took more skill to master. There is less in the way (technically) between a photographer and their vision these days.
Extreme high end work is and IMO will not become obsolete, but it has changed because the photographer has to think more like a director or editor because so many of the work today depends heavily on post production (and no it isn\'t a crutch, it\'s a tool).
Low end work is more popular than ever because so many people decide to become a photographer without any real desire to make more money than is needed to buy another lens. So that has driven the prices down for established photographers.
The middle has suffered the most, many clients have lower or different ideas of what is \"good\" and alot of photographers did not keep up. Maybe becasue it ends up as a 3x2 inch picture on a website not a 2 page spread in a magazine.
Just recently the Chicago sun Times laid off their photostaff and will rely on writers and the public for their photo needs...for free!
I am referring to commercial / ad /editorial work I am sure weddings and portraits have their own stories.