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In article<7dec1f76-b44e-4d9d-a91f-295128f21443@googlegroups.com>, Whisky-
dave wrote:

> > > Andreas Skitsnack:
> > > In my day, the students were hustled through the procedure and
> > > the resulting photo was actually a photograph of the student.
> > > Today, school photographers offer editing-at-a-cost. The local
> > > photographer charges $20 to whiten teeth, whiten the whites of
> > > the eyes, and remove minor blemishes. Other, more extensive
> > > services are available. If all the services are taken, the
> > > amount could be as much as $240. That might include taking
> > > braces off, restoring missing teeth, removal of tan lines,
> > > adjustments to the hair, etc.
> > 
> > Sandman:
> > Well, they've got to make money, ey?
> 
> But from who, it's the school that wants the photos NOT the parents
> usualy as if they want a photo of thier kid they'll take them.

"Take them?" This has always been a service a local photo studio does for the 
school in order to make money from parents buying prints. 

> > Sandman:
> > In my time, you bought sheets of those photos and cut them up and
> > traded photos with your class mates, and everyone had a pack of
> > printed photos of their school mates.
> 
> Nothing like that happened at my school regarding swapping photos of
> the class.

Cool.

> > Sandman:
> > Kids today don't have to do that, with instagram, snapchat and
> > whatnot at their fingertips. So they have to appeal to the parents
> > how may want a more professional looking photo of their kids, and
> > since the rushed-through parameter is still the same, they aren't
> > well-lit studio photos to begin with, so with a fee, they can fix
> > the images to look more professional.
> 
> They'll always be some that want this sort of thingf I just think
> it's less nowerdays.

The kids don't, the parents may. For christmas gifts to grand parents etc.


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Sandman