Last month PDN reported that the number of people in photography related jobs is up even though the percentage of photographers that consider themselves unemployed is also up.
The article pointed out that "Photography stood out from most other artistic professions, however, for growing the number of people employed in the work force. Other artistic professions, including musicians, designers and actors, show flat or declining numbers".
One of the situations that these kind of census surveys tend to not characterize very well is part time photographers. Doing real estate photography part time is actually the most common situation. As our poll "Do you do real estate photography full or part time?" shows. Only about 32% of readers taking the poll do real estate photography full time.