Photographers worldwide have had a lean couple of years but now that we’re a quarter of the way through 2011, there are some things that we should celebrate about the state of photography in this day and age.
- Photography is more easily accessible: The entry level has been lowered as the price of high quality cameras go down.
- More people interested in photography means more people can appreciate good images when they see it.
- You can fix up pimples, bumps and lumps in Photoshop, more often than not in under 30 seconds.
- Interested in obscure photography? Want to go old school? You can form a community around your images through flickr, strobist and other sites. The photography community is increasingly moving online, which means you can always find support for your images.
- Instant gratification: You take a photo and you can look at it straight away so you know if you got it right or failed miserably. This also has it’s downsides (see: facebook pose)
- Cameras are getting smaller and smarter. And if people give you shit for say, using your iPhone, remember, Henri Cartier Bresson used to be criticized by the more traditional medium format photographers of his era for using a 35mm camera.
What can you add to the list?