oh for sure, that's what any market is all about, it's free to anyone to come in with a different product, different pricing and give it a shot.Originally Posted by britchick, post: 204569
Unfortunately I know a lot of truly great pros who can no longer make a living from their photography because a load of amateurs have setup in the area and are pumping out mediocre snapshots at a couple of hundred quid. They won't stick at it because the prices they're charging are unsustainable over time and many fail out when the going gets tough anyway but in the meantime, they set the pricepoint for that area so low that someone trying to make a living out of it full time just can't survive.
On the pro photo forum you should see the number of posts that go something like "I've done a few weddings for friends/family and this is my first one for a real client, any advice?" and they do a couple then you get "I'm so upset! it was raining this saturday, I couldnt get the lighting right on any shots, I missed uncle/aunty blah blah then my flash failed and I didnt have a backup" or "I got back home and I'd left the camera on iso 3200, everythings ruined" "I got back home and I've lost two of the compact flash cards!!"
Of course, by the same token I can't argue that there were some awful, boring, unimaginintive pros out there either