Quote Originally Posted by TooManyShots View Post
It depends how you see it. You can't expect to shoot any paid gigs with film nowadays....unless your film photography (large film format I assume) is something unique.
I would phrase it differently.

"You can't expect to shoot any properly paid gigs nowadays....unless your marketing and business practices are good."

There really are plenty of people that can do really nice photographs. I would think that a super majority of the 61,052 APUG members that exist at the time of this post could easily reach the quality threshold required.

There are far fewer people who are willing to do the work and take the risks needed to make a good business of it.

Examples of some successful film shooters in the portrait and wedding market.

http://canlasphotography.blogspot.com/

http://josevillablog.com/

I'm not suggesting that film can fit every market but these guys are proof that it can work just fine in their market.