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    Show me a DJ who gives a client 100+ photos, and...

    Show me a DJ who gives a client 100+ photos, and I will show you one of three things:

    - A good DJ who takes 100+ crap photos
    - A crap DJ who takes 100+ good photos
    - A crap DJ who takes 100+...
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    This. All day long.

    This. All day long.
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    That may turn out to be the case. I'm basing...

    That may turn out to be the case. I'm basing those hours on my (admittedly, limited) experience as a second shooter where I also edit my own photos. As I gain more experience, I may find that my...
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    I don't know if that was aimed at my plans or a...

    I don't know if that was aimed at my plans or a general comment, but to add a bit more detail to my plans, I will be running a Photography business and a DJ business - two separate entities meaning...
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    I have a theory - and it's backed up by a few...

    I have a theory - and it's backed up by a few videographer friends of mine - that based on the number of rules and regs being placed on drones (in Canada, you essentially have to have a pilots...
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    Snap, which is probably a big contributing factor...

    Snap, which is probably a big contributing factor to my surprise at the average.
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    If, as a professional photographer, you are...

    If, as a professional photographer, you are competing with Uncle Brian with a DSLR (great or otherwise) then there are some grave issues in your business approach. Much in the same way that I'm not...
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    Genuinely Surprised By This

    For the last few months, I have been second shooting at some weddings with a view to launching my own photography business in the first or second quarter of next year. I've sat down and worked out...
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    It was a big resource when I was working in...

    It was a big resource when I was working in radio. Personally, I hated it as I thought it was a crutch, but I guess was useful when you're being lazy with your show prep.
  10. Thread: Hello

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    Awesome intro. Welcome to the forum. As for...

    Awesome intro. Welcome to the forum.

    As for investing in more kit, I'd say that you're pretty darn set for kit for the short-medium term. Very good start!
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    The % in brackets add up to the 15% conversion....

    The % in brackets add up to the 15% conversion. They're not the % of individual wins vs losses for Search Engine etc.
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    You either need to get your calculator out again...

    You either need to get your calculator out again or re-read the post.
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    Talk about whipping yours out to make me feel...

    Talk about whipping yours out to make me feel inadequate. :lol:
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    Sticky: It will. In January/February. Over the last 6...

    It will. In January/February. Over the last 6 weeks, I have taken more bookings for 2021 than I have for 2020 but I think that January in 2020 is going to be a 'glued to your computer' month.
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    Stupidity Level: Epic

    I was informed that a DJ was nice enough to pinch one of my photos and use it on his website. I had a look and started laughing, deciding not to bother sending a threatening email. Why?

    Because...
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    Nerdy Statistics!

    At the beginning of the year, I started keeping a spreadsheet of every enquiry that comes to me. I keep track as to where they likely have come from, where they go and everything in between for the...
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    Did I say huge sums needs to be spent, or did I...

    Did I say huge sums needs to be spent, or did I say 600 on PA is a waste of money? You need to pay off those tablets - they're effecting your eyesight. :lol:
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    If you're going down the buying route for...

    If you're going down the buying route for lighting, I suggest buying the Chauvet Gigbar.

    An all in one DJ lightshow that will take you seconds to set up and will be more than good enough for any...
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    What budget do you have to play with, and what do...

    What budget do you have to play with, and what do you have already? I'm assuming that you have a laptop of some sort?
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    :welcome1:

    :welcome1:
  21. Thread: NEW OWNER

    by Benny Smyth
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    Sticky: Thank you, Marc. Does this mean that if Toby...

    Thank you, Marc.

    Does this mean that if Toby were to return and question something about the site, you can no longer say "Naff all to do with me!"? :p
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    If you put on Social Media a post that solely...

    If you put on Social Media a post that solely mentions that you have PAT & PLI, or if having those two things is the first thing that you mention in your sales pitch to potential clients, then...
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    Sticky: June, July & August has pretty much killed me...

    June, July & August has pretty much killed me off. I'm either DJing at Weddings, Photographing Weddings (still in a 'designated bag carrier' role) and on the days I'm not out and about, I'm in the...
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    What if we've completely got it wrong? What if...

    What if we've completely got it wrong? What if Dogs don't like chasing balls, but instead love putting it in a certain place and we just pick it up and throw it only for them to retrieve it and put...
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    The Unpopular Opinion Thread

    If your idea of a nice steak meal entails eating a well done rump, I hope that cow's descendents trample you to death.
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