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What is the potential for Family Photography in Singapore?

Postby getshott.com » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 2:26 pm

Hello

Can someone give me an idea of what is the potential for opening a family photography studio?

If anyone else has one or knows friends that run this kind of business, please give me a fair idea of the chances of success here.
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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 4:01 pm

Bad. Brutally competitive market and consequently laughably low rates by Western standards, plus local tastes are pretty far from what you're used to catering to (cf. Chinese wedding photo shoots). There's a niche for expat-oriented photo studios, but it's already stuffed to bursting.
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Postby notsoworthless » Tue, 26 Jan 2010 7:34 pm

jpatokal wrote:Bad. Brutally competitive market and consequently laughably low rates by Western standards, plus local tastes are pretty far from what you're used to catering to (cf. Chinese wedding photo shoots). There's a niche for expat-oriented photo studios, but it's already stuffed to bursting.

Ditto.

It can get depressing. So many amateurs posing as professionals, bringing the price down, way down.
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Postby sierra2469alpha » Tue, 26 Jan 2010 8:13 pm

Tried the idea in a small way, admittedly (serious hobby, quite a body of published work, etc.) within parts of the expat community - not worth the investment of your time, let alone anything else. I get more money from our travel photos through resellers rather than "family" pics which now I refuse to do.

I agree also with "notsoworthless" - lots of amateurs out there.

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Thanks guys

Postby getshott.com » Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:41 pm

Thanks for all your advice. Looks like amateurs and freelancers are in every field these days.
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