I was told by one of my fellow classmate whom I studied photography with, that the market for photographer has been very bad nowadays. She works as an assistant photographer and earning a meagre $80 a day. There were days where she only works 2 days in a week.
Due to the economic crisis, more and more people are not willing to pay. Worst till, photographers are plunging their prices unbelivably low, free and even professionals are working for free just to hold on to the small market. Alot of new and young talents gone wasted.
It's a sad truth and I'm seeing alot of friends go hay-wired. people whom are good but can't survive doing what they are good at. It's somthing which many all of us should be aware of. I hope this mail I'm writing can gather support from people like you, be it sunday photographer, hobbists, professionals to do something for our community, our rice bowl.