Good news! Photography, as a fine art, is slowly increasing in value. Traditionally fine art photography prints are not valued as highly as art of other media, but that’s starting to change.
According to a study by ArtTactic, the consumer confidence levels of fine art are more positive than negative in terms of photography, and the prices of modern art are expected to increase moving forward.
I was impressed by this study. Cameras, and professional photographers, are everywhere. (Don’t believe me? Google “Utah photographers” and see how many pages of people come up.) Perhaps the increase in picture-taking availability means there is a higher level of appreciation for it as an art-form. Whatever the cause, elite photography can no longer be viewed as a dying craft.
If you’re interested in the full study you can find it here. What do you think about the opinions of the experts?