A director of an investment firm has compiled the map of the photography world and put it in a nice infographic, which details the current state of the photography industry.
The digital imaging world has been the subject of a fantastic rise in the past 10 years. More and more digital cameras, DSLRs, smartphones, photo sharing services, social networks, and social media websites are being launched and someone has to keep track of them.
Photography Industry Landscape infographic by Taylor Davidson
Inspired by the LUMAscapes, which consist of technology world maps, Taylor Davidson has decided to do the same thing for the photography industry. The kbs+ Ventures director felt that the “photography industry landscape” was not mapped properly and he took LUMA Partners’ idea further in order to compile the aforementioned map.
This infographic is aimed at consumers and investors alike, but its main purpose is to compile a structure for the latter category, so that they will be able to see how this world has evolved over the last decade.
It is worth noting that Davidson has not included all photography-related companies, but he is open to suggestions and the map could change in the near future.
The Photography Industry Landscape infographic covers the most important companies, retailers, and web services available for consumers and waiting for investors.
Who are they and what are they doing in the photography industry
There is a list of camera manufacturers, which includes Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fujifilm, Ricoh, Lytro, Leica, and GoPro. Moreover, phone makers have not been forgotten, as Google Glass and Memoto have also been mentioned.
The infographic is full of sharing services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, 500px, Google+, and Tumblr among others.
Davidson has also added camera accessories makers, retailers, mobile editing services, photo-editing companies (Adobe), post-production services, photo management (Dropbox), stock photography agencies (Getty Images), infrastructure applications (Imgur and ImageShack), image security (TinyEye), analytics (Statigram), advertisers, print providers, corporate management firms, and other photo management and discovery agencies.
The “market” is four times greater than 10 years ago
According to Davidson, more than 380 billion photos have been captured throughout 2012. This amount is four times bigger than a decade ago. It is clear that more and more people are buying devices capable of taking images, therefore there is still room for the photography industry to grow.