PenguinPhotoCo

PenguinPhotoCo

Lives in US Minor Outlying Islands US Minor Outlying Islands
Works as a Studio Owner/Photographer
Joined on Sep 7, 2009

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  • It's ART - people pay based on how they value the art. So why are you implying photographers rip people off?
  • read your policy - it will almost always specifically exclude certain things - most auto policies I"ve had exclude coverage for 'delivery use' - as in delivering pizza or newspapers. A trailer is ...
  • AMA membership includes insurance if your flying for FUN - commercial won't be covered by them. Or any insurance company...as it's illegal to use a drone/RPV for commercial puposes in the US and no ...
  • I agree - but HOW to do that? 90% of folks entering the field in the past 5 years (if not longer) are 'shoot and burn' - no physical product. All they sell is their time/skill/talent. And if they ...
  • Replied in Bingo!
    Absolute truth. 80% of my portrait (senior, family, baby) are previous customers in some way. Used to be 20-30%. The meaning is marketing brought in a lot of new customers, WOM was great. Today WOM ...
  • I saw this at PPA print competitions 5 years ago - to score well with a wedding photo you had to be almost bizarre - the 'typical' portrait or such had been seen 1000 times. About then you saw a ...
  • Not true...he wasn't getting 'sub par' work. He found 'acceptable' work for 10c on the dollar. The mantra in this field has been 'shoot better' and you'll be fine...sorry, not so. I guess it may ...
  • I've seen sales/income drop by nearly 1/2 over the past 3-4 years. Today I am a full time photography with no other income...but that is about to change. And not by choice. Change you choose is ...
  • Umm... henry ford made a success of his THIRD car company ..the first two did survive but as something else (cadillac and lincoln actually). Boutique vs mass production. He had an innovative idea - ...
  • Everyone please note..I did not say that!! LOL
  • if you have a goal you need to make a plan, a roadmap, to get you there. You want to be an architect or chef you go to school to learn how THEN you make the investment in the tools, not the other ...
  • Some have tried..but it's human nature to pay for TANGIBLE things, not ideas. Look at music and movie piracy, or photo piracy - it's digital and not 'tangible' so why pay for it? "It costs nothing ...
  • Why are you making this about me? You've veered off the topic because you know I'm right and you've nothing left to say.
  • If it was sally soccer vs walmart for the $100 customer it wouldn't matter. But alas, that's not the change that has occurred in the marketplace. it's Clive Customer that used to spend $1000 now ...
  • 5d2 x2 5d3 24-70 2.8 x2 70-200 2.8 is x2 580 x3 and an old metz PW x7 monolights that go to a job - 2 or 4. (if job needs 1 or 3) also have 14fisheye, 85 1.2, 85 1.8, 135f2, 28-135, 100 macro. Plus ...
  • I see all too often in this field folks holidng up the Grand Sale as an example to others of how great the field is. I've not seen that in others fields...I'm sure fast and loud, jesse james, OCC ...
  • My son's school and most around here don't have books anymore- ipads and laptops only. Give it 10 years and these kids won't need/want a book. Libraries are soon to die then. Education is going so ...
  • art leather, GP and others made albums and folios. "Digital" killed them - now it can be argued was it the shoot and burn "newbies" (or new biz model if you consider it that) that changed consumer ...
  • HH Color lab out of missouri are excellent, use their own software (free) that I like better than ROES. WHCC out of I think minnesota are also excellent, they use ROES. You'll have to check and see ...
  • Replied in exactly
    sears/walmart port studios closed (for lack of sales). art leather went bankrupt. GP albums closed. Many many labs closed. Framing suppliers merged. Other suppliers merged or closed. Camera stores ...
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