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Photographic Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Photographic Activities Market Research Report | SIC M74.200 | Mar 2017

Developing: The industry's expanding range of services could alleviate poor demand conditions

IBISWorld’s Photographic Activities market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Advancing technology has encouraged more amateur photographers to enter the industry
  • Businesses increasingly rely on sourcing images cheaply or for free from online image libraries
  • The marriage rate and income growth are expected to remain low and restrict demand for industry services
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry offers professional photography services, including video recording, to private and business consumers, and is comprised of many small enterprises. Despite industry revenue falling at the start of the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue increased over the five-year period. Rebounding economic conditions improved business confidence and real incomes. These improving conditions and increasing advertising activity boosted industry demand. However, the marriage rate in the United Kingdom remained at historically low levels, which constrained demand. Furthermore, technological developments and the rapidly declining cost of photography equipment enabled consumers to take their own high-quality photographs... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

After declining at the start of the period, industry revenue grew over the five years through 2016-17. Improvements in business confidence, higher levels of advertising activity and rising real incomes boosted demand for photographic activities. However, historically low marriage rates curtailed demand for wedding photography. Technological advancements, shifts towards digital photography and a fall in the cost of photography equipment also made it easier for consumers to take their own photos and increased the number of amateur photographers, who often offer similar services to the industry at reduced prices, which adversely influenced demand. Nev.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Photographic Activities Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Photographic Activities Industry are

  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Effective product promotion
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Marriage rate and Demand from advertising agencies in the Photographic Activities industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Photographic Activities Industry?

    The industry includes professional photographers and photographic processing services. Services provided by industry operators include portrait and aerial photography, specialist photography, photojournalism and the video recording of special events. The industry excludes the processing of motion pictures for the TV industries.

    Industry Products
    Commercial and industrial photographyAdvertising and fashion photographyPortraitureWedding photographyPhotographic processing servicesSchool and graduation photography
    Industry Activities
    Portrait photographyAerial photographyPhotomicrographyCommercial photographyVideo recording of eventsPhotojournalismFilm processing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Marriage rate
  • Demand from advertising agencies
  • Business confidence index
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Wedding clicks
  • Downstream conditions
  • Technological developments
  • Margins constrained
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Wedding photos
  • Corporate clicks
  • Service expansion
  • Margins unchanged
  • Table: Photographic Activities Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Photographic Activities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Magazine Publishers
  • Estate Agents
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Specialised Design Activities
  • Travel Agencies
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electronic & Optical Equipment Repair
  • Manufacture of Office Machinery and Equipment (Except Computers and Peripheral Equipment)
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Products & Services
  • Wedding photography
  • Advertising and fashion photography
  • Commercial and industrial photography
  • Photographic processing services
  • School and graduation photography
  • Portraiture
  • Other
  • Chart: Photographic Activities Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private consumers
  • Private sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Photographic Activities Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Outsourcing
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Photographic Activities
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Photographic Activities Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Photographic Activities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Photographic Activities Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Aerial Photography
  • Aerial photography is the taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated position.
  • Portraiture
  • Portraiture is the act of producing an artistic representation of a person.
  • Tripod
  • A three-legged frame that is used to stabilise and elevate a camera, a flash unit, or other photographic equipment.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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