Adapting in 2010

Posted on 12/16/2009 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (2)

In looking ahead to 2010, photographers should focus on how they will adapt to the new realities of the photography business.

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  • Jagdish Agarwal Posted Dec 17, 2009
    You are right Jim. Crying will not help. One has to adapt. Find new avenues to market your photography. And it works.

  • Bill Bachmann Posted Dec 17, 2009
    It is more simple than that. If you want a CAREER in photography, you must charge a good price for your work.

    If you don't, you will be selling cars and shooting a few pics on the side.

    Give me the career of photography where I can feel proud that I am published and getting a fair price rather then selling pics for a few dollars and feeling cheated!

    If we leave it to clients, they would LOVE one dollar pictures. But if you value your work and don't offer it for dollars, they will have to pay more to use it. Thank God there are still many clients that see the difference!

    This is written from Northern Africa on assignment for a client that wants to pay me to shoot. I am thrilled to have had many of those clients for years.

    Bill Bachmann
    Orlando, Florida

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