It is so easy to take digital pictures that they have little intrinsic value these days. Anyone can also print them as high quality snapshots.
We have become so adept at capturing images that no one takes the time to appreciate good photography. Few actually make the effort to get the image onto to paper.
Some people never even get them off their cameras, Then there are those who tote the images around on their iPods, iPhotos, or other digital devices.
Of those who do print pictures, almost none take the time to try to print something other than a snapshot. Those who do try to print and sell large scale photos often find people who want the image but not the print.
I find it hard to even cover the costs of the ink for my Epson 4000 printer when I do large scale images.
If there are jobs harder than real estate, they might be selling digital prints for more than $24.95 or convincing people to pay attention to the real issues of the day.
As technology makes us more capable, it might also be making us less appreciative of real life and some really great photos.
Lots of important things seem to be lost in the chaff of the modern world.
Maybe some of the pictures will at least live on as long as the servers keep the Internet humming.