- Aug 13, 2014
- Honolulu, HI
- Real Name
I think you're right. Stills photography is dead as a viable market from what I can see. Sure, there are still older people (like me!) who do this sort of thing, but the total size of such a market is small and it's getting smaller. Commercial stills photography is all but dead apart from weddings and such like - but again, that's just too small a market to sustain the number of brands we still have. Video is probably the saviour, but I don't have a good feel for that since, frankly, I don't understand it all!
Even for weddings, videography is essential. I've been to some receptions where a video slideshow and presentation was shown of the rehearsal and ceremony shot just hours before. Talking about pressure to get it all together and edit the video! Yikes. To be a wedding photographer nowadays requires being competent and creative with video too, often needing a stills photographer, videographer, sound person, plus an onsite editor.