Quote Originally Posted by TooManyShots View Post
.... 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....
You are looking at the world while holding the telescope from the "easy" side.

There is no such thing as general photography market.
  1. There are easy to get into (and regret it) markets - in that market falls the target group, to whom camera manufacturers sell dreams.
  2. There are harder to get into markets, sorta boutique niches - in that market falls "real craft "artists and those with business knowledge.

When activities are difficult, only people who have the strongest stake will participate.
Hence 9 to 5, Monday to Friday job is what the majority fall into. They regret it during the weekends but then comes Monday...