Here’s a small and life affirming snippet from ProPHOTODaily. I wonder what to do about it.
This week we spotlighted a new report about falling sales in the camera market — due in no small part to the rise in smartphone photography. According to the report from the Camera & Imaging Products Association, 34.7 percent fewer camera systems shipped in February 2019 than February 2018. Digital Camera World called the drop a “freefall.” Shipments of interchangeable lens cameras were down to just 521,217 – over a quarter of a million fewer cameras than were shipped (798,014) in the same period last year.
On top of that, the 24/7 Wall St. website released a list of the 25 worst professions now, based on data from CareerCast’s 2018 Jobs Rated Report and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Photographer” came in at number 25 due to diminishing employment prospects and falling wages, both of which, noted the website, can be traced to … the rise of smartphone photography.