OWN Association (American Society of News Editor) estimated that, compared with 2000 in daily newspapers currently employs only 43 percent of photographers. That's a huge difference, confirming recent trends. Not necessarily good.

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One of the noisier cases last year was CNN. In 2011, the station fired 11 photographers. Also moved the graphic department, less a little bit. We? The development of mobile photography, more and more "citizen journalists" who are using the phone are able to provide a picture much faster and cheaper (read: free). In June, we reported on the Chicago Sun Times, publisher of the contract excused as many as 28 photographers, each time denying editorial staff, who every day move through the city with a work camera. Among the photographers was dismissed such Pulitzer Prize winner. The reason? "Readers looking for new video (…) We will soon start a photography course for our employees (…) using the iPhone will be able to make photos and videos (…) We are planning to conduct a workshop with assembly (…)"

World Press Photo 2010 / Photo by Kent Klich

These are only two cases in the last time. American Society of News Editors estimates that the disaster is irreversible, the American editor is already less than half of the photographers (in comparison with 2000). But it is not only associated with the "democratization of technology". It's all about attitude. Newspapers dies. Nobody wants that, but there it is. American Newsweek as a whole moved to the tablet. Olano printing. Because too expensive, because unprofitable, because without meaning. Now put on interactivity – and theoretically should encourage this trend, but … Good photographs there is no substitute. I do not say this about frazesach the likes of "picture says more than a thousand words." I'm talking about people who have devoted their whole lives to learn framing, to waste hundreds of rolls of film, wear a dozen digital bodies. The level of the world of photography is extremely high, as evidenced by such contests World Press Photo, Polish Grand Press Photo and other events dedicated to reportage. You can not lead to the fact that the case has become a niche. These pictures are doing the same people who work every day (or, God forbid, they worked) in the newspapers. The same people who publish on the blog the Big Picture, providing us with visual gems from every major event, with each major event. Creative photography and advertising that's not all, if everyone will be so literal in making money, then no one will actually register at the appropriate level. Photographers sooner or later they will have no choice, since the real reporting is increasingly difficult to make a living.

The winning photo of World Press Photo 2010 / Photo by Pietro Masturzo

Mobile photograph itself is not a problem. Clue of the matter is that if you can shoot SLR, the telephone and you make a good picture. That is why I am not able to hear further information about the "training of workers", the "teaching". Professional great picture will even pot. Amateur – no. Love to take pictures with their long-term view, if one way or another editor had contact with a good photograph, then no it will not help workshops. The most important is the willingness and catch the proverbial bug, while the "factory education" is associated more with the unpleasant necessity. Due to force anything good yet arose.