Starting your photography business these days require a wide set of skills and talent. However, skills and talent are not enough if you don’t have the essential equipment that you need. As a freelance photographer, investing your money in equipment make good quality works to deliver.
Here is the list of equipment that you may consider in starting as a freelance photographer:
The very first equipment that you need in starting up your business is purchasing to a good camera. There are lots of camera options to consider. There are digital SLRs, mirrorless cameras, full-frame mirrorless, and point and shoot cameras. You must do research in what camera model you need based on your budget and your preference.
- Camera bag
A camera bag is your camera’s protection. Investing in a good camera bag will keep your camera from being damaged when you’re going from one place to another.
There are plenty of different lenses that you can use to get different images on your camera. Investing in lenses will improve the quality of your photos. Remember that you can buy the most expensive camera, but it was always the lens that makes your shots beautiful. You must look for the lens with the right focal length and low aperture features. This can save you from poor lighting and hard focusing situations.
Tripod is essential to photography for it can keep your camera steady and gives stability to take pictures without the camera shaking when longer exposure time.
Good lighting comes with good photographs. There may be lots of photographers prefer natural light, investing in good lights will save you to situations if there is no sufficient sunlight available.
- Laptop or Computer
Laptop or computer is essential equipment to let you edit and store your photos. You must look for a device that has an accurate color monitor, high RAM storage, video card with 4GB and up, and faster processor (CPU) to ensure that device is faster even at multiple tasks.
- Editing Software
Having editing software programs let you finish your work by editing and enhancing the images. Most photographers recommend using Photoshop and Lightroom. These software programs, let you edit photos by enhancing the light, color, skin tones and remove unnecessary details.
- External Hard Drive
Photos consume big spaces from your computer storage. Investing in an external drive would be a good idea to store other files when not in use.