Aperture Speaks; Professional Photography, Is It Dead?

Yahoo has been very busy of late, buying Tumblr and making major cosmetic changes to Flickr. Although these changes are late coming, the comments of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer  has created shock waves and condemnation from photographers. Marissa said;

Marissa Mayer CEO Yahoo

…there’s no such thing as Flickr Pro, because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, there is no such thing really as professional photographers, when there’s everything is professional photographers. Certainly there is varying levels of skills, but we didn’t want to have a Flickr Pro anymore, we wanted everyone to have professional quality photos, space, and sharing.” 

You can watch me discuss this statement and what I think about  professional photography below.

Do you think professional photography is dead? Do you think Marissa Mayer misstated what she wanted to say? Do agree that the gap between amateur and professional is getting smaller? Let me know in the comment box below.

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