I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dane Sanders at WPPI while we were in Las Vegas. If you don't already know Dane, he's a wedding photographer who web chats with some of the industry's up and coming photographers. Trey Ratcliff of Stuck In Customs fame sat down with Dane to talk about creating unique and artistically strong content for the web.
Trey Ratcliff is a travel photographer who specializes in HDR imaging, but Trey is also a very smart businessman. His site Stuck in Customs is an enormously popular photo blog and Trey's networking on Google+ is also quite noteworthy. If you are interested in Trey's views on HDR and business vs creativity, listen to the first half of this interview. However, I thought the conversation got really interesting around the 40 minute mark when Trey starts making the argument that the content created and shared on the web in the next 5 years will be more mature and of higher quality than the content currently being created.
While I think it's impossible to argue that the quality of content coming out of the top photographers in 5 years will ever decrease in quality, I'm not sure if the majority of content shared will necessarily be more mature in nature. Case in point, the MEME What People Actually Think I Do....now the 3rd largest post in Fstoppers history! What do you guys think? Is the content that is shared the most going to increase in value or perhaps will content actually decrease in substance?