For the last 1.5 years Patrick and I have been filming our next massive project; a 10-12 hour long tutorial on all things wedding photography. To put the finishing touches on this, "DVD" we wanted to interview 2 very established wedding photographers that have completely different business models from ours. For the first interview I flew out to California to talk with Pye from Lin and Jirsa Weddings. Afterwards Pye decided to interview me for his second business, SLR Lounge.com.
Pye was kind enough to allow us to stay at his house and after hanging out for 4 days we really got to know each other. It was a shocking to learn how much we have in common personally but how differently we run our businesses. Pye and his partners run their businesses like a machine. On an average week day they could have over 12 people working in their offices, many of them are on full time salary. My average week day involves going wakeboarding and then watching some TV. Obviously Fstoppers requires a bit of time each day but my wedding photography business usually does not.
Patrick and I are still working hard every day on our wedding DVD and we are hoping to release it before the end of the year. We also have designed a new lighting modifier which we are also trying to release within the next few months. We actually just got our 3rd prototype in the mail today. Basically we have a lot of exciting things that are about to happen and in 2013 we hope to get back to the basics and focus on more Fstoppers Original Videos.