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Infographic: Who Shot the Photographer? A Look at the Stock Photography Industry

Anyone who has tried or is trying to make it as a professional photographer knows just how challenging of a task it can be just to make ends meet. In this new digital age, nearly everyone has access to a camera which has increased the interest in photography exponentially. Being talented isn’t always enough to command top dollar working within the industry, you’ll also need to be business savvy and, of course, having a little good luck can’t hurt. Take a look at the following infographic to get a breakdown of what is affecting photography as a career choice and what that means to professional photographers:

Who Shot the Photographer?

When compiling information for the infograph, ImageBrief, culled the data from repuatable sources including many of the leading stock photo companies, and The LA Times.

Their findings show a market flooded with technology which has opened up new doors for amateurs and photography enthusiasts. This new found accessibility to digital equipment and quality photographic equipment has flooded the market with competition. The large pool of photographs available online is making the ability to earn profit increasingly difficult, a fact that many professional photographs may find dismal.

[via PictureCorrect Photography Tips]

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