January 24th, 2017
Tony and Chelsea Northrup recently posted a video (their Picture This podcast) in which they discuss the future of professional photography. They look at twelve different types of professional photography and argue that out of the twelve types, only three types of professional photography are growing or going to grow. Those three are real estate, video and lifestyle.
Their discussion of real estate photography starts at 24:42 if you want to just watch that part of the video. They also, make the argument that photographers should work at adding video to their skill set because still, photography skills are a natural precursor to learning video and video will become a more important skill in the future.
I think their discussion is well worth the time for any professional photographer; even if you don’t agree with all of their analysis.