Photographers or business analysts?

Started Oct 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP v1fan Regular Member • Posts: 136
Re: Photographers or business analysts?

Richard Weisgrau wrote:

v1fan wrote:

Are we photographers or business analysts?

With all these industry news articles and blogers forecasting and pretending to be some sort of authority on photography market, it makes one wonder... What does all of this have to do with photography?

I don't know about others, but I am a photographer. I have been in the business for 48 years. I have heard the predictions of the demise of the profession over and over again throughout that time. All those predictions were wrong. Unfortunately, the Internet has given voice to a huge number of opinionated people who have no credentials to back up their opinions. Now there are some business analysts out there, but much of the analysis I read is speculation developed without proper research. Fortunately, I have learned to disregard that stuff.

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Richard Weisgrau

People who take photos ought to know that they'll be able to take photos with their current cameras or the new cameras that are always going to be there in one form or another, so who cares what happens to camera sales?

The bloggers like Reichmann and Thom and others are basically themselves irrelevant, and that is the cause for their doom-and-gloom articles. People no longer read, people who want camera gear review go on to youtube.

If only a fraction of this business talk was dedicated to pushing forward the medium of photography, and not photography gear fetishism, which all these forecasting of camera market is actually all about.

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