It’s that time of year when high school seniors are waiting for college acceptance letters and thinking about future careers. If you know someone who is thinking about photography as a career you might want to point them to the stories listed below.
Photography was a great career for many of my generation who were children at the time of WWII. For those of “Generation Z,” the New Silent Generation as it’s called, taking pictures is unlikely to be a productive way of earning a living. Photography is fun, and a way to express oneself creatively, but it will be almost impossible to earn a decent living by devoting oneself to picture taking as a career. At best, photography will be a supplement to other more lucrative ways of earning income.
If you know of someone who is thinking of spending lots of money for a college education that will train them for a career in photography; tell them to think again.
Photography: Business vs Means of Self Expression
The Future of Still Photography: Hobby or Career
Seeking A Career In Photography
StudentStock: Educating The Next Generation of Photographers
So You Want To Be A Stock Photographer
Is There A Future In Stock Photography?
Image Licensing Trends
Changing Photography Business
The Cost Of Producing Stock?
$15 Per Hour
How To Make Money As A Travel Photographer In 2015