Business of Photography/Videography / Re: The basic wildlife problem (aka what's left to shoot anyway?)« on: October 02, 2014, 10:06:11 AM »
I don't see the inherent difference in wedding photographs one bride in a white dress looks pretty much the same as another. Portraits - same thing one guy in a suit looks like every other guy in suit.I think your question applies to photography in general now, not just wildlife.
Why's that? As one of the other big photo business segments weddings and portraits tend to look inherently different, an architecture/product/... all have different content as ordered by the client. To me, wildlife photogs seems to be among the most endangered species as w/o further amendments, the content never gets outdated.Unfortunately as you point out, wildlife photography has become a measuring contest of one's financial power (having the latest gear) as well as their availability to be out in the field almost everyday.
Yes, the latter cannot be helped I'm afraid to say :-o ... but one other catch of wildlife tele shots is that if you manage to get a great shot with your 600mm, the less wealthy photog can still get lucky and get a better shot with his/her cheaper 300mm as long as the subject doesn't eat you. So i reckon there's more in it for beginners, unlike with sports where you have to sit at the edge of the field and simply have to have a 1dx+600mm.
Personally I focus on birds and there are still hundreds in North America that I have not yet had the opportunity to photograph and there are thousands more world wide. I do it for fun not profit.