Have you ever considered the idea that you’re in the time-travel business? Not literally, of course, but professional photographers do preserve the memories and images of the present for the benefit of those living in the future, allowing our future selves and those as yet unborn to experience the legacy of our creations.
It’s a fun idea, and you could say that we’re in the “futures” business.
Other people’s futures, that is.
But what about the future of photography itself, not only as an industry, but as a viable business proposition for an individual professional photographer?
What might the future of the photography business look like for the next generation, and what can we do today to help shape and ensure the security of that future?
Who will take over from you when you’re gone?