Here’s an infographic from the man behind Frugal Dad that is scary to think about, but actually rooted in the new reality of the 21st century. Similar to the way trained journalists are becoming less necessary in today’s media hungry world due to the number of citizen journalists willing to blog for free, photographers are also feeling the pain given improvements with cell phones. Read more about crazy possibility below. Full infographic after the jump.
This infographic lays out how smartphones are overtaking many point-and-shoot cameras in popularity: for example, the iPhone has surpassed the Canon Powershot (a camera I have) in upload popularity on Flickr. It also examines the tension between “citizen journalism” and traditional photojournalism. While that’s a very new issue, I think it is well worth considering. It’s my hope that citizen journalists with smartphones can become a driving support to photojournalism, and that the proliferation of media from ordinary people will help keep the world at large more informed and aware.