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Sad times for Togs


mohikan22 11 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 11:00PM
Passed this on the local rag today
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ianrobinson 5 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 11:15PM
such a shame but like he said he's not giving up , once a photographer always a photographer.
User_Removed 13 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2011 11:52PM
Photographers never die. They just go out of focus.

I wish him success from home.
Andy_Cundell 4 1.1k 5 England
23 Sep 2011 8:12AM

Quote:Photographers never die. They just go out of focus.

I wish him success from home.



LMAO! I'm waiting to get 'in focus'!Grin
JJGEE 10 6.5k 18 England
23 Sep 2011 8:14AM

Quote:I'm waiting to get 'in focus'!Grin

In which case you are, perhaps, not yet born Wink
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 9:00AM
Its a good time for most photographers, its just a bad time to make money from it because basic cameras have improved and lots of people are trying to compete for what market there is. Time to diversify.
Big Bri 14 15.8k United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 2:06PM
I don't feel sorry for anyone - it's a tough world. I don't feel sorry for my local fruit and veg shop that shut down - their produce was poor, and I grow so much more in my allotment. Same thing with photography - if users on here feel sorry for professional photographers I suggest you lay down your cameras and quit the hypocrisy. Everyone moans when local shops and post offices shut down, but then spend all their money at Tesco.
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
23 Sep 2011 2:21PM

Quote: Everyone moans when local shops and post offices shut down, but then spend all their money at Tesco.


It's actually the other way round, Big Bri. They spend all their money in Tesco and then moan when local shops shut down.
Big Bri 14 15.8k United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 2:29PM
Typo, I meant to say "they spend all their money at Tesco" Smile
collywobles 11 3.5k 9 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 5:39PM

Quote:Everyone moans when local shops and post offices shut down, but then spend all their money at Tesco.


This is so true Big Bri. I can never understand the protest movement about big Supermarkets and in particular that thrown at Tesco. If a majority of the public prefered local shopping then the Tesco's and the likes would not be so sucessful, the public only have themselves to blame.
SlowSong Plus
6 5.1k 29 England
23 Sep 2011 7:32PM
I'd like to see 500 people trying to park outside their small local shops.
They didn't have to. Nobody expected 500 car owners to service their local shops all at once. For Tesco and the like it is essential to their success. They work on very small margins and require vast numbers of people to be buying (which we do). In any event, the whole point of local shops is for local people to buy locally and funnily enough, they were really successful when people didn't have/didn't use cars Smile

Back to the subject of the post. It's a shame to lose a 'high street' prescence but don't feel terribly sorry for him per se. It is a fact that every other person seems to see themselves as a photographer these days but it could be a case that he just hasn't kept up with the times. There was (maybe still is) a wedding photographer in Llandudno where I started in business. He had a main street shop/studio and his advertising used to play on the fact that he and his father had been in business for 50 years and for his weddings, actually used to say to people "you shouldn't risk going with theses recently started photographers on such a special day". He only did the chocolate soldier group shots - no candids and even did the B&G in wine/brandy glass montages (sound of puking) and other such stuff that probably was popular when his father was a photographer. I'm sure there still is a market for this sort of work but it is very limiting.

Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis - Times change and we change with them if we are to survive in business Smile
collywobles 11 3.5k 9 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2011 8:51AM
Businesses who refuse to change have a short life.
spaceman 11 5.2k 3 Wales
24 Sep 2011 12:50PM
F***in' hell. I hope you lot never offer your sevices to the samaritans.
Not sure what that's got to do with anything that's been said?

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