Quote Originally Posted by TooManyShots View Post
You make it to sound like film photography is making a come back and driving out all those wedding photographers shooting with their 20mp+ full frame camera. The reality is the opposite. This is the first time I heard about the 1k wedding market is shrinking. With today's economy, 1k for most couples for wedding photography can be too much. Don't believe me? Go look up Criag List for the $500 wedding photographers. Of course, if your typical clients are making more than 6 figure annual incomes, you would probably don't care too much about the normal folks. To generalize your unusual experiences to the general photography market is just wrong. Just out of touch with the reality.
This has almost nothing to do with film, it could be paper machece for all I care. What it does have to do with is that the higher end of the market has the education and the funds to hire out truly great work and that market will pretty much be there unless the entire planet falls into socialism and no one makes upper income.

The Craigslist market you refer to is being flooded by more and more software developers and store clerks who want to shore up their income so this is more of a supply and demand meets public perception thing....it's not a market for a professional photographer as JBrunner tried to tell you...

And yes, although not on remotely a scale that harkens that pre-digital, pre-Internet days, film is making a fine art-esque and welcome come back into paid work. All my art directors and editors are enjoying it and are even paying the slight markup in some cases. We are all enjoying it, that helps to keep the final product fresh not to mention those involved.

No one is saying that film is making "the" come back in some form of anti-digital retaliation but more of the high profile niche it rightly deserves. When you are competing in a world of millions of people with cameras who call them selves photographers, having a niche is a good thing, being part of the general market is simply not....

Not where "Freetography" is concerned anyway...