“There are very few professional photographers who, right now, are not hurting,”

Posted: March 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | No Comments »

This article about HOW HARD it is to make a living as a photographer was written today in the NY Times. Photographers…….. we need to constantly reinvent and stay abreast on how our technique is changing and who needs our product. Read, keep your eyes and ears open, shut up and listen so you can learn how to survive.

“Pages are at a premium, and there’s more competition to get anything into a magazine now, and the bar is just higher for excellent work,” said Bill Shapiro, the editor of Life.com, who ran the print revival of Life before Time Inc. shut it in 2007. And that is for the publications that survived — 428 magazines closed in 2009 alone, according to the publication database MediaFinder.com, including ones that regularly assigned original photography, like Gourmet, Portfolio and National Geographic Adventure.