Those events included the College World Series, the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, graduations and high-school sports.
“I mean, the College World Series, we’re talking about a third of some people’s income,” Wagener said.
Prior to the flooding and eventual pandemic that stalled business throughout the spring and summer, Wagener said business was trending upward.
He added that the same trend could be found within the professional photography field in general.
“There was a trend of people going back to professional photographers because of their lighting and posing skills, as well as the products that they were offering,” he said. “So people wanted more professional images, and then coronavirus hit and now we’re all rethinking what we’re doing and how we’re going to do it.”
Now, Wagener said some professional photographers may not recover.
“Some of them are just not going to be able to make because this is a tough business to be in,” he said.
Wagener said the most critical time for photographers looking to start a professional business comes in the first three to five years.
“If they make it beyond their fifth year, they usually have some prospect of making it in this business, but this is a tough business, no doubt,” he said.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) — Back to school photos that circulating on social media from several metro Atlanta counties are facing negative attention.
Health experts say school re-openings must include effective COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, face coverings and social distancing to maximize safety. But, some Georgia students who have returned to class are not following those measures.
A photo posted on Sequoyah High School’s Instagram page shows dozens of students huddled together for a back to school picture. After on-line criticism, the photo was deleted from the account.
A similar picture of students outside of Etowah High School in Woodstock shows teens bunched together on a school sidewalk with no face coverings in sight.
There is also a photo from a Paulding County school of students crammed into a hall way with only a few of them wearing masks.
“That is concerning and this is probably my biggest worry is the behavioral aspect,” said Dr. Marybeth Sexton, of the Serious Communicable Disease Unit at Emory University Hospital.
Sexton says that while there is speculation and a recent study that suggests younger kids may have a lower transmission rate, that does not mean it will not happen. She adds that high school students are a different group.
“With older kids and teenagers, it really does appear that they can be just as contagious and likely to transmit,” said Sexton. “And there’s been good examples of that the summer camp that was right here in Georgia where 3/4 of kids and staff all tested positive after working, playing and living in close quarters.”
Sexton admits high school students are at an age where compliance can be an issue.
“It may be that there has to be some insistence,” said Sexton. “This is hard because teachers are already policing a number of things while they try to teach but there probably needs to be a sense of, you’re not coming into my class if you do not have a mask on because that’s what’s safe for you, that’s what’s safe for your classmates and what helps protect the teacher.”
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Pictures of Nashville first responders not wearing masks in public have some News4 viewers concerned they’re putting people at risk.
Health experts are continuing to ask anyone who is out in public wear a mask when around others to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Some people told News 4 first responders are held to a higher standard.
In a picture given to News 4, three firefighters wait to check out at Kroger in Nashville and not one of them were not wearing a face mask.
“By them not wearing face masks, the Metro Fire Department, they’re not taking it seriously,” Kroger shopper Tim Smith said.
A memo went out to all Nashville fire personnel requiring them to have masks on whenever out in public. The memo was sent out May 14.
The pictures given to News 4 were from three days ago.
“I don’t wear my mask all the time, but when I go to the grocery store, I do,” Smith said.
News4 found out it’s not just firefighters seen out in public without masks on. Another photo from a viewer shows some Metro Police officers also not wearing masks.
A News4 viewer sent in a photo from a rally downtown Tuesday night at Legislative Plaza. It shows multiple Metro Police officers standing outside of the rally not wearing masks within close proximity to each other.
A spokesperson for the Metro Police Department said whether outside or inside, every officer is told to have a mask on when not able to socially distance.
“It’s going to protect you and your family unless you want to end up in the hospital” Olivia Venson, who lives in Nashville and was concerned after seeing the photos, said.
Health experts told News 4 even if you’re outside, you can still catch the virus.
“If I’m within say 3 feet of another person, whether I’m inside or outside and neither of us are wearing masks, we’re putting each other at risk,” Dr. David Aronoff, who is an infectious disease doctor with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said.
In regard to the pictures from Koger, a spokesperson for the Metro Fire Department, said they are reminding fire fighters the importance of face coverings in public and expect them to follow the recommended guidelines just like everyone else.
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