Here is another one of those articles, this one in the New York Times, chronicling the decline of opportunities for professional photographers. It is frustrating and discouraging to keep reading this news and these types of predictions. But there are always going to be those who are determined to follow their passion and figure out how to make their way in the changing landscape. Many people say the answer is through diversifying, working in multiple markets, developing a variety of revenue streams, and hustling non-stop.
Here is a great example of a young photographer who seems to be having success at figuring this out.