Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path"

The field of photography, as a profession, is both expanding and contracting at the same time. More people than ever are creating publishable images. And while most of them will never see a dime some do make a small sum of money doing what they love.  On the other side, choosing photography as a career option and sole means of income is becoming less and less viable as the demand for images shrinks and the number of sources increases.  The pie is getting smaller and more people want a slice. 
This article from the New York Times explains the issue.

My belief is that photographers will need to combine their skills with something else in order to survive. (Now if I could only figure out what the something else is so I can quit my day job!)

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