Everything changes within time and one of them is the photography industry. After the introduction of digital photography, almost everyone including the child has his hand on a good camera. Photography has become more accessible. Is this making the photography industry good or bad?
The fact that cheaper camera have made photography more accessible is both a good and bad thing. Let us look at the good side. Those who aspire to be photographer can truly not worry today about the money because the cameras don’t cost as much as should and you can afford to buy. This allows people to pursue their passion and hobbies with much ease. It is encouraging young people to take a shot at photography itself. The bad side well, since everyone is in to some people just get in to it for the fun of it. Have you ever been invited to a page of a friend of yours who recently bought a good DSLR camera? The page should go as following, name of the said friend followed by the word photography for example, Mark Photography, Jason Photography, etc. This is where you will see the divide in photography. Sometimes the quality of the photos that are on these pages are so bad that it’s best you never had opened such a page.
Thus, photography has become competitive that you try to be creative and create opportunities for work and business. Today the industry has different spheres from wild life to micro photography. You can see photographers coming up with concepts like pre wedding shoots and shoots for wedding day photography so that you can have better collection of your memories.
The good, the bad, the right, the wrong and everything in between is in the industry and I ask you not to settle for average. You need to be careful both as a client and as a customer. Even if try to fix this you will not be able to fix because that is how everything evolves. There was a time when newspapers was bought daily to find out what is happening around the world but today everything being on the internet the demand for newspapers are pretty low. Same with factories as machines doing what employees did jobs are disappearing but new jobs are created too although we don’t notice. The only solution to this is that your try your best to adapt and get ahead of the competition and not give up on the true essence of photography which is your passion towards photography. Nothing will break that.