AI impacts on photographers

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Looking at the AI impacts on photographers and content creators.

I am thinking about the effects of AI on content creators and the need to adjust work practices, habits and, in some cases, career choices. Let’s look at the short term, say now out to 12 months. While this article is about the AI impacts on photographers, it will affect all creatives to varying degrees.

Low-end generic stock photography is dead in the water.

Having already been replaced by user AI-created imagery. As of this week, any home content creator, low-end designer/graphics person can, with a few keystrokes, create visual content instantly for cents.

Copywriters are on the way out.

Most hack writers for advertising, editorial and social content have an extremely short life expectancy. Already copywriting teams are reporting job terminations.

Voiceover-artists replaced

Once, the gods of the industry are now being replaced by AI-generated voices and translations. Even flawed, cheap voice-overs are very attractive to bean counters in large corporations.

Designers, I’m sorry, you too.

Regardless of end outputs, visual designers are headed the way of dinosaurs. In an industry disrupted by cheap and often nasty template-based design, AI will mostly kill the remaining practitioners, except for top-level niche workers.

Photo retouchers, goodbye.

Once a highly skilled workforce, digital transformation placed those skills into the hands of people with completely different skill sets. With the rapid implementation of AI technology into photo software, three hours of work has been reduced to mere minutes. Remember, this is just the beginning.

While I am incredibly excited about the new opportunities, AI presents across the board. I do worry about the ability to adapt to a society where seeing will no longer be believing. Lies, and alternative facts, fake news are all virtually undetectable by most people.

The AI impacts on photographers is only just beginning.

As time progresses, AI’s impacts on photographers’ ways of working will be dwarfed by the overall effect on workers and how work is done. I suspect, unlike the era of automation, AI’s advancement will likely be felt more by administrative staff and middle management. Work requiring a degree of intuition rather than a relatively simple repetitive task will not escape dramatic change this time.

Here are some more thoughts on AI impacts on photography over at Outback Photography

Stock Photos of Mildura

Dramatic photo of speed boat and water skiers on the Murray River near Mildura. Loverly golden tones. Stock photos of Mildura.

Mildura, on the banks of the Murray River

Nestled on the banks of the Murray River, Mildura is a small rural town servicing a large area of northwestern Victoria and far western NSW. It happens to be our home region. Therefore it makes sense that we would have an extensive collection of stock photos of Mildura.

Photo of sunsetting over Mildura with thriver Murray and houseboats in the foreground. High camera angle. Stock photos of Mildura
The Murray River is home to several small regional cities and towns across South Eastern Australia. Providing essential water and lifestyle activities to a sparse inland population.

Of course, we also have a growing collection of HD and 4K stock videos of Mildura and its surrounds. These clips are licensed exclusively through Pond5. There are also links here to some of our popular searches.

The Mildura District

Embrace the Laid-back Charm of Mildura: A Glimpse into Australia’s Casual Style
In the heart of Victoria, Australia, lies the picturesque town of Mildura. Known for its warm climate, rich history, and relaxed atmosphere, Mildura embodies the essence of casual Australian style. From its stunning natural landscapes to its vibrant local culture, this hidden gem offers a delightful escape from urban life.
Mildura’s unique blend of rural heritage and modern influences makes it an ideal setting for capturing authentic Australian moments, with many stock photos and video clips showcasing Mildura’s beauty.

Spectacular red sunset over salt lake near Mildura, Victoria, Australia. Stock Photos of Mildura
Late evening Summer thunderstorm skips past a salt lake at Yelta, near Mildura

The region offers an array of visually stunning content, from the majestic Murray River and its sun-kissed banks to the lush vineyards that produce some of Australia’s finest wines.

When it comes to promoting Australian-made content, Mildura is a treasure trove. Its thriving agricultural industry, local markets brimming with fresh produce, and charming boutiques featuring handmade crafts provide ample material for showcasing the country’s creative spirit and entrepreneurial drive.

Red table grapes hanging on vine near Mildura, Australia.
Red Globe table grapes on the vine.

Whether you’re a travel blogger, a marketing professional, or a content creator, Mildura’s laid-back charm and true Australian style will captivate your audience. So, dive into the stock photos of Mildura archive and our available video clips.

Australian pelicans, slightly comical photo of an adult pelican with beak open.
A group of Australian pelicans resting and preening themselves along the waters’ edge of a billabong, Yelta, Victoria, Australia.