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After a long weekend capturing weddings, you often feel hungover without having drank a drop of alcohol. Dustin and Steve attempt to cope with that horrible feeling by offering insights into how they shoot and how their businesses operate. They won't be too loud, unless you've had a little coffee and some aspirin.

After a long weekend capturing weddings, you often feel hungover without having drank a drop of alcohol. Dustin and Steve attempt to cope with that horrible feeling by offering insights into how they shoot and how their businesses operate. They won't be too loud, unless you've had a little coffee and some aspirin.
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After a long weekend capturing weddings, you often feel hungover without having drank a drop of alcohol. Dustin and Steve attempt to cope with that horrible feeling by offering insights into how they shoot and how their businesses operate. They won't be too loud, unless you've had a little coffee and some aspirin.




Ep. #024 - Filthy Car Fingers And New Cameras At CES

It's Dustin and Steve, live in person! Well, not with an audience, but they're in the same room. It's basically the plot of face off. So check out the video on YouTube whenever Dustin gets that done and be prepared to be confused as you match the voices to the bodies. First up, it's follow up! Steve asks Dustin the serious question of whether or not he faked that his sweet baby was crying so that he wouldn't have to deal with Steve tearing into him because he booked a wedding on the day his...

Duration: 00:58:25

Ep. #023 - Straight Crushin' It & IPS

This week Steve's drinking a Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale while Dustin's back on that clear liquid he always seems to drink. First up we discuss why we keep shooting weddings. Then it's on to talking about Instagram and a few changes that were made. Next up we talk about crediting people in your posts and whether or not you should watermark photos you allow other vendors to share. Then Steve shares an email he received and there's a brief discussion about whether or not it makes good...

Duration: 00:58:48

Ep. #022 - Fortress of Solitaire (New Year Special)

New Year's resolutions for photographers and small business owners. Learning to fly. James Cameron movies. Bedazzled jackets and whoopee cushion marketing. Spending all your money before the end of the year on new camera gear. How to get those baby new year photos of the first baby born in your area. Also, Steve was drinking an Alpha Klaus from Three Floyds and Dustin was drinking a clear liquid again. Special New Year's Eve music from Noble Hunter:...

Duration: 00:31:35

Ep. #021 - Merry Fistmas to All

This week WPH is celebrating their holiday party with Dustin's Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter and Steve's Revolution Fistmas. Follow up this week is just Steve complaining about ghost photos again. Then we're on to talking about Christmas traditions and how to capture the kids on the holidays. Next up we talk about whether or not we send Christmas cards to clients. Then it's on to Q&A. This week we have two questions from Iain from Steve's house. Both about, spoiler alert, capturing...

Duration: 00:47:03

Ep. #020 - Wide Angle Distortion

First up we're drinking beer... Or at least Steve is. He's drinking a Necron 99 from Three Floyds. After that we jump into some follow up with an apology for not giving Dustin's weird bluetooth headphones a Kickstarter Failure spot. Then we talk about the bill the president signed into law making it so drones have to be registered even for recreational use. After that we talk about drone laws in the Dominican Republic. Finally out of follow up, we talk about what you should do if your cloud...

Duration: 01:11:25

Ep. #019 - Tom Cruise-y Boxes

We're talking vendors that try to do too much and Christmas gift ideas for photographers. Dustin's drinking a Budweiser while Steve is drinking either a Storm King or a Hop Lift... We didn't record that part this time so it's a little fuzzy. Questions from this recording whether or not we use accountants for tax purposes and whether or not the apple watch is useful during events. Also, we talk a lot about Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman... like surprising amount. So maybe hit up their wikipedia...

Duration: 00:52:18

Ep. #018 - Steve's Mac Dies at the End

Steve and Dustin are back and hitting it hard after the holidays. First up, Steve's drinking an Oat Street Porter by Byway Brewing. After that we talk about our Thanksgivings and the photo gear we purchased on Black Friday. We talk a little bit about the sites we use to find the deals too, which are available to use year round and always helpful. - the name your price site - the reddit of deals Also, here's a quick link for some more info on...

Duration: 01:09:01

Ep. #017 - Diametrically Opposed Editing Styles

What are we drinking: Dustin's on that vodka he claims is water. Steve's drinking a Hop Lift from Third Street Brewhouse. Steve gives Dustin a geography lesson on Minnesota and Wisconsin. Follow up: Looks like we don't have to do a ghost photo since no one cares. Also, Forever 21 stole our music (check out the ad at the link) Working together with videographers and photographers... and the difficulties that arise. Twitter character count changing to 280 and...

Duration: 01:09:02

Ep. #016 - The First Annual Thanksgiving Special

It's our first annual Thanksgiving episode! In this special episode, Dustin and Steve talk about the ways we are blessed and then give thanks. It's a family friendly holiday event, assuming your family knows is comfortable with talk of aubergine photos. Next up we discuss what we're looking forward to buying come Black Friday. Dustin's all about those B&H deals. Those are discoverable at Then finally we answer the most inane question Steve has found yet. It's...

Duration: 00:24:48

Ep. #015 - Fluffy, Beautiful, And Long-Eared

On the podcast this week, Dustin's back on that vodka that he claims is just water. Meanwhile, Steve's drinking another great Indiana beer for a great Indiana man, a Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds. After that Steve introduces a new segment, Follow Up (trademark John Siracusa). First up we revisit Dustin's negative Facebook reviews and Steve posits a new theory (which several listeners also wrote in to suggest, but they did it after he wrote it in the show notes, so no credit given). Then Steve...

Duration: 00:41:06

Ep. #014 - Professionals Dual Write

This week on the podcast Dustin is traveling and unable to get a beer up to his hotel room, so Steve's pulling all of his dead weight with a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. Dustin's off enjoying the Niagara Falls, in down province Ontario. Then we talk about the app for posting photos to Instagram from your desktop computer. After that, Steve and Dustin talk Instagram hashtag strategy. Next up we talk about that new Sony A7R III, and that falls apart when there's a shocking revelation...

Duration: 01:29:42

Ep. #013 - Professional Fat A** Card Stock With Special Guest Micala McClain

This week Steve was too sick to record, so special guest Micala McClain of 604 Studios joined Dustin on the podcast to talk about dealing with the craziness of fall... Without Steve, there was no beer consumption or beer talk, so it's straight into the photography stuff. They talk about handling the crazy that is fall and discuss why people are obsessed with fall. Then they talk about plans for the off season and all the work they want to get done. Micala's looking at changing up her...

Duration: 01:02:54

Ep. #012 - A Cat Named Syphilis (Halloween Special)

On this very special Halloween Spooktacular version of the show, Dustin and Steve talk about the scariest photography topics... but first they talk beer. Dustin's drinking some basic bitch shit again... Is his Leinenkugel Summer Shandy even worth mentioning in the show notes? Meanwhile Steve's partaking of the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore, from Scarlet Lane of course. Next up Steve and Dustin talk about what to do when a client ghosts you... and also when it's...

Duration: 01:06:09

Ep. #011 - Forked by Adobe with Special Guest Jennifer Van Elk

Dustin and Steve invite special guest Jennifer Van Elk (Steve's wife) onto the episode. Dustin's drinking a Lil Sumpin' Sumpin' from Lagunitas while Steve and Jenn are all up on the Eirik Bloodaxe from Scarlet Lane again. This week we talk about the Lightroom fork by Adobe. Then we move onto talking about whether or not brides and grooms should have their phones on them on the wedding day. After that we talk about unplugged weddings and whether or not we like them. Then we dip our toes...

Duration: 01:15:47

Ep. #010 - The Ten-iversary Episode!

In this episode we finally get around to doing the drawing for that giveaway, but you're going to have to wait till the end of the episode to find that out. In the meantime, Steve, a great Indiana man that drinks great Indiana beer, slums it with a great Ohio beer from MadTree Brewing called PsycHOPathy. Dustin's drinking a Leinenkugel Oktoberfest. Next up, Steve and Dustin discuss what they shot this weekend. Steve brags about his wife and her excellent work, while Dustin talks about...

Duration: 01:11:25

Ep. #009 - Overpayment Scams

On this episode Steve and Dustin discuss overpayment scams, but first they start with a quick apology because they didn't have time to make a video for everyone. Then Steve's back on the Eirik Bloodaxe from Scarlet Lane. He may never get over being sick as a result, but it's so worth it. Meanwhile, Dustin's drinking a clear liquid. Then Steve discusses a recent overpayment scam someone tried to pull on him pretending to be an independent filmmaker, and Dustin also talks about the...

Duration: 00:53:30

Ep. #008 - The Instagram Honey Dick Conundrum

In this episode there's some more cheese talk. Dustin has a Colby-jack wedding couple. Then we're back to the beer. Dustin's drinking a Harvest Hefe from Samuel Adams, while Steve is drinking another great Indiana beer for a great Indiana man, like Steve. This week he finally cracked open an Erik Bloodaxe from Scarlet Lane. Then Steve and Dustin talk about shooting while sick. Steve gives Dustin a primer on what his wife and him call "traditional coverage" for the wedding day. Dustin...

Duration: 00:58:06

Ep. #007 - The Chipotle Queso Faux-Hangover Cure

In this episode Steve and Dustin talk about the new queso at Chipotle which Dustin thought might be a hangover cure. It wasn't. They have a lot of thoughts about queso though. Tonight Steve's drinking Founders Porter which he mistakenly calls Dark, Rich, and Sexy... Which while an apt description of the beer, so apt it's on the label, apparently it isn't the actual name of the beer. Steve also brags a little more about that Scarlet Lane Eirik Bloodaxe he has but isn't drinking yet. Dustin...

Duration: 00:43:26

Ep. #006 - Extravagantalist

In this episode, Dustin and Steve talk about the new iPhone X... Well, they try to talk about it but first Steve forces Dustin to talk about their drinks. Dustin is drinking a clear liquid which he claims is water. Steve is drinking a Tiberius IPA from Scarlet Lane, a great Indiana beer for a great Indiana man. Then Dustin and Steve get down to talking about what they are excited about with the announcement of the iPhone X. Dustin tries to explain to Steve how he rents-to-own his phones...

Duration: 01:05:33

Ep. #005 - Just the Tip

In this episode, Dustin plays just the tip with his Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale while Steve drinks a delicious St. Bernardus Tripel bought for him as a gift. Then, Steve promotes the podcast, in the podcast. It's podcast inception. Dustin and Steve discuss their non-existent political futures. Then it's on to the good stuff. Dustin talks about his backup plan since he just went through what he calls the super bowl of wedding weekends (Labor Day Weekend) where he shot three weddings....

Duration: 00:50:51

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