Research and consulting firm InfoTrends has released a study which indicates that by 2010, 90% of all pictures shot professionally in North America will be captured with a digital camera, up from an estimated 70% today. The study also notes that there are over 131,000 professional photographers in North America, and that they spend nearly US$800 million a year on "cameras, lenses, printers, ink and media, software, and other accessories," says a press release.
The 275-page report, entitled North American Professional Photography Market - 2005, was published in December 2005 and is "designed to help manufacturers of equipment, software, supplies, and services to succeed in the professional photography market." It's available for purchase from InfoTrends for US$16,995.
Thanks to Peter Burian for bringing this study to our attention.