Overview

Out of the picture: Competition from amateur photographers has caused industry exits

IBISWorld’s Professional Photographic Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$985m
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
1.2%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
11,926
Business
5,799

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The widespread adoption of digital camera technology by consumers and amateur photographers has weakened demand for the Professional Photographic Services industry. This trend has contributed to subdued spending on industry services over much of the past five years. Manufacturers have added user-friendly features to digital SLR cameras and marketed them to hobby photographers, and the number of photography short courses and online tutorials has grown substantially. High-resolution cameras are also included as features in many forms of consumer electronics, such as smartphones and tablets. These factors have constrained revenue, which is forecast to grow at a modest 1.2% annualised over the five years through 2016-17, to $985.4 million. This includes projected growth of 1.9%...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of businesses in the industry correlates closely with population size and downstream business spread. This is due to the importance of proximity to customers in photographic business success. Industry operators tend to be skewed towards the larger states, with New South Wales and Victoria accounting for approximately 57.0% of the Australian population and almost 65.0% of professional photographers. Comparatively, the Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and the Northern Territory, which are home to less than 5.0% of the population, account for a combined 3.9% of photographic businesses.

The high portion of businesses located in New South Wales and Victoria is also attributable to their concentration of national business activity. Pro..

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Industry Products

What is the Professional Photographic Services Industry?

Industry operators primarily provide still, video or computer photographic services, including portrait, professional, street, studio and special events photography. The industry includes the videotaping of special events such as weddings. However, motion picture filming and video production are excluded.

Industry Products
Wedding photography
Advertising and fashion photography
School and graduation photography
Portrait photography
Other commercial and industrial photography
Other photographic services
Industry Activities
Portrait photography service
Professional photography service
Studio photography service
Street photography service
Wedding photography service
Video filming of special events for household use

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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