1:00 – how Pye & his partners started their photography studio. They weren’t originally photographers, but fell into it accidentally when a client needed some photos.
5:00 – Pye talks about how he built up his photography skills, the shoots he does just to build skills, and how many photographers don’t do this.
8:30 – the team booked gigs off of Craigslist for free or $50 just to build their skills. Pye talks about how they grew their skills by doing these free gigs.
10:30 – SLR Lounge & Lin & Jirsa photography have about 20 people working for them. They shot 300+ weddings and portrait sessions in 2014. Pye charges $8,000 minimum for a wedding day shoot, and he talks about how he got to that number. How beginning artists undermine their own credibility by trying to charge too much.
18:30 – how Pye & the team created additional income streams from their art, and how SLR Lounge came into being.
25:00 – a lot of artists try to run more than one business at a time. This is very difficult to do, and needs to be handled strategically. Unless you have some sort of specific advantage, you can’t build more than one business at a time.
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