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. 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 the 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. Here’s a few changes I’m seeing in the Photography market. First, the emergence of numerous Apps that make booking a photographer just like booking an Uber. Here’s a few Apps I found for “Photographers On Demand”.
Photographers On Demand
SnapprThe Uber of PhotographyThe Easiest And Most Affordable Way To Book A Great PhotographerLots of funding…
FlytopherHire an amazing vacation photographer for your next tripChoose a photographer you love — we’ll take care of the restI learned about this one from my attorney who booked photographer through Flytopher for family portrait while on vacation in New York City
Paparazzi ProposalsOnce in a lifetime, captured forever
PhotoSeshThe easiest, fastest, & most efficient way to book a Photographer!
ScoopshotEveryone’s private photographer™Hire a photographer in less than 2 minutes!
Photographers.com.auFind the perfect PhotographerWas recently acquired by Snappr
PerfocalThe hassle-free way to book your perfect local photographer.
ScoopshotOn Demand High Quality Photos & Videos For Brands
OoshotPhoto, video, motion design, brand content.
Shoot My TravelHire the best professional photographersand experience the city through the lens of a local photographer
PinpicFind 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.