The End of Concert Photography?

Is this the end of concert photography?

Might as well be…

I had fun shooting some shows a few years ago. It was an exciting process and a lot of fun on the night of the show. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. But a lack of time to devote to it meant it would never become a big enough thing to pursue, particularly in a climate where people with camera phones think they can do the same job.

Every now and then I get the itch to look at the schedules of the local venues and send out my requests and hope for the best, but I just don’t have the time. I hate that part of it.

And now, one major newspaper agrees that those iPhones can do the same job. Ugh

This article is a well-written explanation of why that is a bad idea not just for photographers, but also for newspapers and other media outlets.

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