Photography Explained Podcast Today – What Does The Future Of Photography Look Like?

What Does The Future Of Photography Look Like

Today on the Photography Explained Podcast I give you my take on this. And it is good and bad at the same time. The main point being that we need to be aware of the changing world of photography, and adapt to those changes.

Do that or get left behind….

Don’t worry, it is not all doom and gloom!

What do I talk about then?

  • Cameras
  • Lenses
  • Phones
  • Other gear
  • Image quality
  • Good enough
  • Video
  • 3D/ VR/ Immersive
  • The demand for “professional photos”
  • Who wants the photos?
  • Making money from photography
  • Processing
  • AI
  • Retro
  • Beyond phone photography
  • You – you are the future of photography
  • What if I only use a phone?
  • And check out this podcast I have found
  • Some thoughts from the last episode
  • What do I do?
  • Next episode
  • And talking of future episodes – my survey is still out there

Quite a lot then. Head over to the podcast episode web page, or listen on the podcast player.


I just want to pick up on a few things here.

The changing world

When I got into photography life was a lot different. You had film cameras of different shapes and sizes. Pro photographers used the best stuff, the rest of us the consumer stuff. And the gap was massive.

I went from one to the other over a number of years. Many years.

The world when I started in photography

Imagine a world where digital photography did not exist. You had to take your photos and get the film developed, and the prints printed. Yes, you had to go to a shop, or send them in the post and wait a week or so for your prints and negatives.

Sure you could do this yourself, which I did, but not to a great standard. I never produced a print to a standard that I could sell it. Nowhere near.

So there was a massive gap. And a massive learning curve to get from novice to pro standard. I know, I have been there and done that.

That was then.

No digital cameras. No internet. No Wi-Fi. 4 TV channels. No streaming services. If you wanted to listen to music you did so on a radio, or you went to a shop and bought a record or a cassette.


I don’t need to describe now to you – you are in it. As I am.

The point is that the world has changed massively, as has photography.

Where are we now?

Think about where we are now compared to when I started in photography in the early 80s. Now I know that is a long time ago, but it’s not that long in the scheme of things…

I don’t need to tell you about now. No. And on my podcast I tell you about photography stuff now. That is all good and fine, and to an extent is known.

What about the future?

The big things that have come out of me thinking about this stuff are these.

Getting Started In Photography Today

I covered this in episode 139 – And How Do We Get Started In Photography Today? How people get into photography today is totally different from how I did, and what I had to go through. Check out the episode for how I got into photography.

This is how people get started in photography today.

Buy a phone. Open the box. Take photos.

Yep, that is it.

And the future?

Well the starting point for the future is now. So apply now to the future and what do you get?

Well, let’s take my timeline of 40 years.

What is someone who got into photography today, probably with a phone,. going to be doing in 40 years? The answer is, we do not know of course, but think how far the world of photography has moved since I started, and the possibilities for the future are literally mind boggling.

But the future starts now. And more and more people each year are getting into photography with their phones.

Is this a bad thing?

No. Well I don’t think so. If more people are getting into photography that has to be a good thing right?

Check out the podcast for my thoughts on this little lot. And writing the last few episodes has given me a few new titles to write about which is good. Well it’s a good job as no one is sending me questions to answer! Talking of which.

Ask me a question

Just head over to the podcast website and ask me a question – or email me –

And my survey

Interested in my podcast? There is a survey that you can fill in that will help me, and also you can ask me a question there too – no I never miss an opportunity to ask you for your questions.

My new and improved podcast

This is the first episode of my podcast in the new, longer, better, fortnightly format. I have been working on these changes in the background for some time, and I am delighted with this episode, and excited for the future of my podcast.

Related reading

Well there is a website for the Photography Explained Podcast – you can find out all about my small but perfectly formed podcast there.

Related viewing

I have recorded a video which you can find on my You Tube channel.

And there is my course

“How To Become A Real Estate Photographer – Straight Talking Advice For Beginners To Get You Making Money Quickly And Build A Career” is my course – find out more on my courses page.

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OK – how can I find out more about this stuff?


Get in touch with me – email me –

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Get in touch, ask me a question that I can answer on my blog or podcast, or just say hi – it would be great to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting my small but perfectly formed website, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers from me Rick

Rick McEvoy
Rick McEvoy Photography
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Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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