We all know that photography is not a cheap hobby. But hey, just because the gear is expensive, it doesn’t have to be that expensive. There are some tips and tricks that will save you tons of money when buying gear, and Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter will show you as many as ten of them in his latest video.
Buying your first camera or upgrading the existing one is an exciting event. It can also be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re new to photography. To save you from spending your money in vain, Martin Kaninsky suggests five cameras that every photographer should avoid when making this big purchase.
We can argue forever (and we most likely will), but we can also turn this common argument into a great joke. This is exactly what Eric Floberg did with his latest video. It lasts under one minute, and that’s all it took for Eric to show that gear does matter. And to troll YouTubers a bit along the way.
It looks like some deals have extended beyond Black Friday, and here’s a pretty sweet one. If you’ve been planning to get a Sony a7R III, you can now get it at a significant discount. Instead of $2,798, the camera body now costs $1,998. But you need to hurry up since the offer is only valid today.
There are times when your gear absolutely needs an upgrade. But there are those other times when you think upgrading will make you a better photographer or a happier person – but it won’t. In this video, Rafael Ludwig discusses why we should “get off the hedonic treadmill” and stop upgrading our gear all the time, and how new gear won’t make us any happier or any better at photography.
Whichever business you decide to start, it will require an initial investment, and photography is no exception. Before you jump into the murky waters of being a professional photographer, there are some items that you must invest in. In this video, John Branch discusses seven essentials that you absolutely must buy before you start your own photography business.
Even if you don’t suffer from the so-called Gear Acquisition Syndrome, I’m sure that you’ve bought some gear that turned out to be a bad investment. Evan Ranft sure has. In this fun video, he lists all the gear that was a totally bad choice and that he now regrets buying. Are any of these items on your list as well?
If you only had one camera and lens you could bring on a desert island, what would they be? Have you ever thought about it? Andrew & Denae have, and they have also asked four other photographers what they think. It’s interesting to see how different their answers are, and we’d also love to hear yours.
Sometimes you just have a ton of gear to lug around, especially if you do commercial photography or filmmaking for a living. Grip trucks are common in Hollywood and for huge production companies, but they don’t come cheap. The team at video production company Threefold, though, has figured out a somewhat more economical solution – They converted a 1995 Ford Diesel E350 ambulance into a custom grip truck.