Is professional photography dying out?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
PenguinPhotoCo
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Re: I did notice..
In reply to rsn48, Mar 27, 2013

yep - people photography is a people business.

Face to face works well. the biggest (in sales) studio in my county works that way. hard to compete with it too. He's a 'nice guy' they all say - a lousy photographer, never had a website till last year, AFAIK still has no business cards. Never seen an ad of his anyplace, no displays, nothing.
He has 50% of the school, sports leagues, 30% of all the seniors in the county. For 8 years I'd never ever heard one good thing about him, other than hes a nice guy (and that was last month).
He shoots my kids school's pics. I've seen the work, the crap (as in cheap and boring) order forms, the slow turnaround times, the low prices.
But it's working for him. All because hes 'in their faces'.
How he finds the time...that I've not figured out yet. Having 5 employees helps I'm sure.

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