Is it the end for high-end stock photography production?
I asked three stock industry stalwarts, what they think will happen to expensive shoots. High-end production: Is it dead, or just sleeping? After all we haven’t seen any or much of it for a while now….
Here are the answers they gave.
Steve Pigeon, President & Founder Masterfile:
“I don’t believe low price stock images will kill big and expensive productions completely, but those productions are sure to become a lot more scarce. In a normal world, scarcity would drive up the value of those productions but this isn’t a normal world. There’s a good chance that scarcity of big ticket stock image productions will drive clients back to commercial assignments – which is something that pro photographers have been waiting 30 years to see! So the wheel has come full circle: Assignment –> RM stock –> RF stock –>