I wonder whether skills in the darkroom will be better remunerated now that the commercial world has gone digital.

When I started working in labs in the late 1960's, the money wasn't too bad. I stopped working as a printer in '71, went back to school, and then in '73 came back into the field of necessity. I then found that automation had eliminated many of the better jobs, and because there were so many qualified workers, there was a terrible decline in both the working conditions and the pay.

Again, it seems that work with film and real paper may be a specialty field, and since the herd has moved on, there may be a recovery for those individuals still interested in doing that work.

Anyone else have thoughts of information about this?