Photography they say is an art of keeping memories and also a way of providing economic livelihood to many engaged in it as a business.
But in the advent of digital phones and their fast-developing features with high pixelated cameras, photographers in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region are worried about the toll the preference for phone cameras are having on their businesses.
Some of these Photographers who spoke to A1 News hold the view that many people now prefer to use their phone cameras to take pictures to digital cameras.
Aduko Thomas aka ‘One Shot’ a photographer said, ” I used to snap 80 people a day, but if not wedding or other occasions, I can not even get up to 20 people to take pictures for them. And, it is all about these ‘wahala’ smartphones with their usual cameras.”
Another Photographer, Anime Atinga also lamented that ” I’m planning on venturing into other business because with the way these smartphone companies are going, another ten years to come, our work will be outdated. If not photo editing that still keeps in business by now, you would not have found me here.”
When A1 News engaged some youth in random interviews on the trend , they explained that employing the services of a photographer was expensive as compared to the use of a phone’s camera.