The life of a working nature photographer has changed beyond recognition. The days of funded commissions are long gone, but the merits of working to a brief remain worthwhile for all photographers. Peter Cairns explores
I can’t comment for other working photographers but the days when the phone rang regularly with big fat juicy commissions; the days when clients came to me almost waving a cheque in my face, they are now gone and I know they are not coming back. Gone too is the worth of charging around the planet cherry-picking images of charismatic mega fauna and blue chip landscapes. The world doesn’t need any more polar bear pictures or jaw-dropping interpretations of Monument Valley…
Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 47 of Landscape Photography Magazine.