MrSMW Posted July 6, 2022 Share Posted July 6, 2022 1 hour ago, kye said: The wedding shooters I've seen (those that actually run real businesses - eg Scott McKenna) basically say that the amount of work and learning curve for hiring one person (or coming to have your business rely on services that require another contractor to deliver) is so large that you should only do it if your plan is to scale the business to the point where you're not shooting, you've got half-a-dozen crews going each weekend, and your exit strategy is to sell the business in a few years and pocket the money. Yep. Unless your second shooter/assistant is your spouse, it can and usually does have so many issues. More issues created than solved. Been there, done that and there are times when I wish I had one, or at least a roadie, but the amount of time is too little vs the effort/cost/reliability. My ‘solution’ is my ongoing quest to have the most minimalist kit I can and further to that, know it inside out so it gets out of the way and is not cumbersome. I’m still on that path. Pretty close, but not quite with my current set up. Next gen L Mount or another system next year will iron out those few final kinks. Quite a bit of being a one man (hybrid) band these days is due to the tech… I probably could do what I do today 10 years back…in fact know I could because I was doing it, just not at the same level. But 20 years back? Nah. Some like to say it’s not about the tools, but actually, increasingly so, it is. For certain things. herein2020 and kye 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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