Photographic Services Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry provide still, video, or digital photography services, such as commercial and industrial photography, portrait photography, and special events photography. Major US companies include portrait studios Cherry Hill Programs, Lifetouch, Picture People, and Portrait Innovations, as well as commercial photo service Getty Images. Outside the US, major companies include H Tempest (UK), Studio Alice (Japan), and Visual China Group.

Competitive Landscape

Demand is closely tied to consumer income and corporate marketing activity. The profitability of individual companies depends heavily on effective marketing. Large companies have economies of scale in marketing and production. Small companies can compete effectively by offering specialized services or holding favorable locations. The US photographic services industry is fragmented: the 50 largest companies generate about 40% of revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products are family portraits and images for corporate advertising and marketing materials. Among companies with at least one employee, portrait studios account for about 70% of industry revenue; commercial photography for about 30%.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Photographic Services industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Photographic Services Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Photographic Services Companies:
$3,709.55M | Russian Federation
$572.58M | Netherlands
$484.39M | United Kingdom
$413.02M | Ireland
$382.42M | United States
$366.52M | United States
$356.79M | Japan
$300.63M | United Kingdom
$250.55M | Switzerland
$186.58M | United States
$180.00M | United States
$141.13M | China
$133.31M | United Kingdom
$122.95M | United States
$122.71M | United Kingdom
$112.23M | France
$97.34M | United States
$81.42M | Russian Federation
$80.00M | United States
$79.51M | Japan
$71.79M | United States
$62.45M | Vietnam
$60.00M | United States
$55.67M | United States
$55.22M | Australia

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