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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Another Photo Business Bites The Dust
« on: April 06, 2013, 11:33:56 AM »

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_22961142/cpi-abruptly-closes-its-us-portrait-studios

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ST. LOUIS—A financially struggling operator of more than 2,000 U.S. portrait studios in locations such as Wal-Mart and Sears stores has abruptly shuttered those outlets, leaving some laid-off workers scrambling—without pay—to make good on customers' orders...

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Re: Another Photo Business Bites The Dust
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 11:54:31 AM »

Yeah, saw that in the WSJ this morning, Slobodan. Really helps the job situation. But batten down the hatches. There's a lot more coming.

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Re: Another Photo Business Bites The Dust
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 01:07:23 PM »

Sadly, I think it's inevitable. I expect that only professional expertise that can't be replaced by 'friend with a digi' will survive.

I can't speak for the company concerned, but I can say that walking past local photographers' studio windows isn't a wonderful cultural experience.  Never was.

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