Photographers On Demand

By Mike Luter

Everyone is talking about the growth of the on demand business economy. The get it when you want it products and services economy.

I’ve been a follower of Mary Meeker industry trends reports for years.  Lately I've really been thinking a lot about this on demand business model Mary covers and the impact it is having on the photography market and what our future will look like.

The on-demand economy is certainly changing business as we know it. For example, up 49% over last year Get-it-when-you-want-it products and services increased from about 40 million in 2017 to 56 million in 2018. Online marketplaces are the most popular, followed by transportation, housing, food delivery and health/beauty. Online marketplace being the most popular followed by transportation (Uber and Lyft), housing food delivery, postmates, etc…

On demand is in demand, but what does this mean for photography market? The growth in this segment has probably already had more of an impact than you think and is gaining momentum every day. One of the biggest  changes I'm seeing in the Photography market is the emergence of numerous Apps that make booking a photographer super easy… just like booking an Uber.  Here’s a few  Apps I found for “Photographers On Demand”.

Photographers On Demand

Snappr
The Uber of Photography
The Easiest And Most Affordable Way To Book A Great Photographer
Lots of funding…

Flytopher
Hire an amazing vacation photographer for your next trip
Choose a photographer you love — we’ll take care of the rest
I learned about this one from my attorney who booked photographer through Flytopher for family portrait while on vacation in New York City

Paparazzi Proposals
Once in a lifetime, captured forever

PhotoSesh
The easiest, fastest, & most efficient way to book a Photographer!

Scoopshot
Everyone's private photographer™
Hire a photographer in less than 2 minutes!

Photographers.com.au
Find the perfect Photographer
Was recently acquired by Snappr

Perfocal
The hassle-free way to book your perfect local photographer.

Scoopshot
On Demand High Quality Photos & Videos For Brands

Ooshot
Photo, video, motion design, brand content.

Shoot My Travel
Hire the best professional photographers
and experience the city through the lens of a local photographer

Pinpic
Find a professional photographer in Qatar

What are your thoughts on this new trend? What does the future of the professional photography hold? Are they devaluing the market?  I would love to hear your feedback on this new trend.

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