The employment of freelance photographers is expected to grow over the decade. The demand for portrait photographers will continue as people continue to want new portraits. In addition, companies will continue to need the services of commercial photographers to develop attractive advertisements to sell products. Visit the Teaching Store to improve your photo game, including videos from the workshops and the individual email from the School of Photography.
Even in Japan, a former bastion of everything photography, I see fewer and fewer people wearing cameras or doing anything other than documentaries on social media on their smartphones. In addition, stock photography services available online allow individuals and businesses to access stock photos in exchange for a fee or subscription, which could reduce demand for photographers. Photographers are hired because of their ideas, their ability to communicate those ideas and express their creations in the material from the mind to the photographic image. Most of my photographic income comes and will always come from the paid work of clients that involves commissioning, creating and licensing images.
The Job Outlook tab describes the factors that affect the growth or decline of employment in the occupation and, in some cases, describes the relationship between the number of job applicants and the number of job offers.