In the last few years, we've seen massive changes occur in the photography industry with whole camera divisions and markets wiped out and replaced. More than likely this will continue and the photography industry is going to be vastly different in the next five years.
In a recent video, Tony Northrup makes some predictions for what he thinks are important changes for photographers and creatives to consider. It's imperative for us to not become complacent and assume what is current will remain. This may seem a little disheartening to some extent, but remember this creates an abundance of new opportunities too. Social media for one will continue to change and what works today may not in just a year's time. YouTube is my favorite platform and Northrup discusses how attention spans are shrinking. Shorter videos may be a better option for creatives now. Creative trends continue to change and although this isn't anything new these changes may occur at a much faster rate. We've already seen how many styles of photography are pretty cringe-worthy now and bokeh might be joining that list soon. With smartphones now offering a simulated version of this feature it's not hard to see how bokeh and images with super shallow depth of field are probably on the way out.
Check out the full video and I'd love to know what you think and if you have any predictions too.