Adjusting to the Changing Landscape of Professional Photography

Photographer Michael Freeman says that although things are getting tougher for professional photographers, the “consumption of imagery in all areas is actually increasing”. Professionals therefore need to think more about marketing themselves and specializing in a particular niche.

(via PhotoFidelity)

  • Alan Dove

    Beware anyone who cites Henri Cartier-Bresson as an example of wise career planning. While being born into dynastic wealth certainly is a good career move, it’s not something most of us can manage. Incidentally, the same advice (minus the ironic HCB reference) is now being dispensed to unemployed print journalists: vague pronouncements about promoting your own work and embracing the new media landscape, without any practical ideas on how to accomplish that.

  • Alessandro Casagli

    Exactly. It looks that nowadays everyone has his own opinion on how the game is changing  but no clue on how to solve this. 

  • mugget man

    I think it’s safe to say that one thing will always remain the same – successful people will be the ones that work hard. Plain & simple.

  • Dirk Gently

    It’s not all about hard work, sadly. You can work your butt off and still not make money.