A big part of the reason for the drop in income for photographers? All of these people who are willing to shoot for free in exchange for the “exposure” and “photo credit”.
I found this great document to be filled in by photographers themselves. So they can see how prices are nowadays in photographyland. Don’t be shocked by some really poor paid images and assignments.
Readers and buyers of printed news, now you knows where your money doesn’t go!-)
And let’s praise the photo-editors who still pay photographers a healthy amount of money for there work.