Is Photography Dying???!!!
I spoke to the Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers club on Tuesday night of this week, We had a good crown of great folks, I’m guessing the average age was 70. A big discussion came up about what is happening to photography today. When I got home I found this video on Youtube, take a few minutes t watch out and then let’s talk about this!
- Popularity and quality of smart phone cameras has killed point and shoot camera sales and affected serious cameras sales as well
Let’s review his main points:
2. Because cameras have gotten so advanced there is less reason to upgrade, it is a series of vanishing returns.
3. Declining interest in photography.
4. Increased number of camera users vs photographers.
5. Social media has replaced print, publications are dying.
6. Photography has moved away from art and story telling to
all about me, me, me, my daily life, where I go, what I eat, my friends and pets.
7. Photography has become stagnant. While all other forms of art change from decade to decade, photography has essentially remained the same, same subjects, same techniques.
8. (my thought) Why not change Candid street photography, to, Relational photography, meet people, find out about them and then with their permission, photograph them! Develop personal relationships with your subjects???!!!
Can our smartphone / snapshots world be returned to a craft?
Yes, but it’s up to us!
Get out there and shoot, practice, practice, practice apply ; Shutter Therapy
Encourage young people to join in on our fun!!!!!!
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