Let's have an interesting discussion on the "Value of Photography".
Digital photography has made access to photos much easier. Camera's are now everywhere, from inside mobile phones, CCTV, even in our cars. Yet, we as people, still see value in high quality photography for weddings, special occasions and records of all aspects of our lives. Along with digital cameras, the internet has allowed us to share those photos with far more speed and much further reach than ever before. A photo taken can be online and around the world within seconds of being taken.
We see professional photographers lamenting the decline in the value of their work. Customers are wanting it for cheaper all the time.
So there are a few possible scenarios here:
1. Photography, in the past, was to expensive, and the events now are a correction
2. Photography, in the past, was more valued, and now it is just another commodity
3. The proliferation of cameras in the digital age, means more supply, same demand, thus cheaper prices
4. Quality is not as valued as it used to be.
Professional photography is going through a mighty upheaval, where do you think it will it be in say 10 years time?
There are probably quite a few other thoughts and ideas about photography today, please feel free to bring up your opinions and views.