Can everyone take pictures, write, and design?

On the CFC LinkedIn Group, Gerry Suchy posted an interesting article from the NY Times called For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path. The article deals with the shrinking of opportunities for professional photographers because amateurs are making a detrimental impact on pricing. Here’s an excerpt:

Amateurs, happy to accept small checks for snapshots of children and sunsets, have increasing opportunities to make money on photos but are underpricing professional photographers and leaving them with limited career options.

Check out the full article here.

Photographers, are you experiencing this? Designers, I'd love to know how much like the photography business you think the design industry is? And what about copywriters? If everyone can write, does that mean no one needs a copywriter?

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