Hopefully this is the best forum in which to post this --
My good friend was just deported for a 4 month tour in Qatar for the US Air Force. While not the most dangerous post in the world, he's going to be away from his wife, 2 year old son, and 9 month old baby girl for that duration.
Before he left, he bought a Canon T3i with kit lens. Found it wanting, traded it in for a 60D with kit lens. Found that wanting once again, and all told ended up with a Canon 7D, a few L lenses, some lighting, and various other pieces all totalling at least 3k. He has a dream of being a sports photographer.
I said the in to photography is wedding photography. He agreed and when he gets back wants to start a wedding photography company. I said a wedding photography/videography company is doubly sellable. So I am looking for some input from some succesful wedding videographers.
We are going to get a small business loan, so while money isn't tight, it is a somewhat limiting factor, all I have now is a Canon HF M41. I love the camera but it doesn't scream "professional" at a wedding.
So I'm looking for some input on equipment/business plan help from experienced wedding videographers so that I can present a business plan to him when he gets back. I want this company to work, so I'm hoping to get some insight from the pros here. I appreciate any insight.