Portrait Studio / Tanked Economy/Changing times Well I found myself in Baltimore and in need of a passport Polaroid of myself a few days ago. I managed to find three studios and that were boarded up ( busted and out of business ) : and a CVS with a broken machine. I drove through many a mall parking lot and asked at least 20 people if they knew were a Portrait Studio was. In the end I had to drive 3 hours back home to get a darn picture for the red tape nightmare quest. What the heck are studios rapidly becoming a thing of the past? Ok ~ lets think marketing ~ I posed this experience to a few non photographer friends and got the same general consensus . People for the most part dont want prints as much as they want files for there putter desktop and emailing to friends and family. So what do you think we should do? How about if we GIVE them the files on USB stick and sell the prints to them as always, perhaps a higher sitting fee to offset the loss in print sales. What the heck we have to pay our mortgage and a Closed out of business studio wont do it. Your thoughts appreciated ~ Good Bad or indifferent.