For much of 2018, Predicting the events of the next 24 hours—never mind a full 365 days—has felt impossible. Some days have contained a week’s worth of headlines; some months have contained more changes to the worlds of business and politics than an entire calendar of years past. Don’t expect 2019 to be any different. But do understand that while the world is changing in fundamental ways, some old lessons still hold true. Just tune out the noise. Here, at BSBD we compounded business predictions for 2019, a year that will see the world transform thanks to disruptions in business that will impact a wide range of sectors—and we explore them all. It’s your future, discover what you’re in for.
CORPORATE FORECASTS FOR 2019
In 2019, a number of business breakthroughs and trends will become available to the public, for example:
The BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook projects that the employment of photographers will decline by six percent over the next ten years. However, that number masks some major variations in prospects that depend on the type of photography. Demand for portrait and wedding photographers is projected to remain strong, but staff photographer positions, especially in the publishing world, will continue to decline. The Bureau projects that photographers employed by newspapers will drop by a stunning 34% over a decade. On the other hand, projections show the ranks of free-lance and self-employed photographers increasing by 12%.
“The decreasing cost of digital cameras and the increasing number of amateur photographers and hobbyists will reduce the need for professional photographers. In addition, stock photographic services available online give individuals and businesses access to stock photographs for a fee or subscription, possibly dampening demand for photographers,” says the BLS.
Still, as it looks toward the future, the bureau points to two bright spots on the horizon:
The demand for tour guides, in general, is expected to increase by about 10%, leading one to suppose there’s room for photographers offering location workshops and guided tours of popular places.