How do y'all afford photography equipment?

November 25, 2012 @ 07:56:02 AM
Post: 1677
Join Date: Jul 2008
It's expensive g. I've been rolling with my d40 for about 4 or 5 years now. And a 50mm lens that's not even made for it but I get it in. I'd like to upgrade but its so expensive. How do y'all afford such equipment?
November 25, 2012 @ 08:40:05 AM
Post: 2049
Join Date: Apr 2012
i cant even afford polaroid film -_-
November 25, 2012 @ 08:52:40 AM
Post: 3407
Join Date: Aug 2009
Get a job or do photography jobs for cash.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

November 26, 2012 @ 10:36:20 AM
Post: 1677
Join Date: Jul 2008
I have a job...been having jobs. Need to investment in myself more...damn...lookin at about 2-3k on equipment ouch
November 26, 2012 @ 12:17:01 PM
Post: 9174
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Atlanta
Yahp. A job is key. I've been using my t1i + kit lens combo for the past 2 years before I recently got employed and finally got another nifty fifty . Now i'm looking to upgrade my whole setup to a mkII + 35L. It sucks that photography is so expensive, but to me I look at is as an investment.
November 26, 2012 @ 12:50:47 PM
Post: 1677
Join Date: Jul 2008
I feel you shank
November 26, 2012 @ 14:01:40 PM
Post: 1818
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: STHLM
im leeching atm. my girl has a sony a330 with the kit lens which i need to get a 50mm for. the shit works for now. gonna save up and get a canon 5d mkII later on.
November 26, 2012 @ 17:37:01 PM
Post: 27
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
When I was starting out, I just saved up to buy new equipment. Eventually I started charging for shoots, then used that money to pay for the equipment. Now that I have most of what I need, I barely spend money on equipment aside from minor upgrades!

Kevin Luc Photography | www.KEVINLUC.com

November 27, 2012 @ 07:05:26 AM
Post: 256
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ATL
Yahp. A job is key. I've been using my t1i + kit lens combo for the past 2 years before I recently got employed and finally got another nifty fifty . Now i'm looking to upgrade my whole setup to a mkII + 35L. It sucks that photography is so expensive, but to me I look at is as an investment.


mkii af sucks ass, so be warned. if your going to drop that kind of money look into medium format film.
November 28, 2012 @ 08:52:34 AM
Post: 1314
Join Date: Apr 2008
i used to work for my parents to work off my camera + car T__________T

now i work fast food to do this shit mane...

living at home is a plus too, no bills = all my money goes to what i want it to

my photos are really personal and to have a nice camera(s) to capture moments is a very important to me. Memories fade and i like to have pictures to remind me. it really is a good investment if you think about it like that.

i really want to upgrade from my t2i thats being held together with tape lol
November 30, 2012 @ 05:36:09 AM
Post: 1799
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
My dad only bought the camera body. I used my kit lens for a while and started renting/trying out different lenses. Renting can be pretty expensive so I saved up for a 35L. Pick out a lens that will be your worthwhile.

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November 30, 2012 @ 09:33:14 AM
Post: 1630
Join Date: Jan 2007
niggas buy my camera
December 08, 2012 @ 05:01:45 AM
Post: 75
Join Date: Jul 2012
Buying equipment is just like saving up for anything else. You work some kind of medial job and save away the pennies till you can buy the shiny new piece that you always wanted but never could afford.
December 21, 2012 @ 23:40:43 PM
Post: 66
Join Date: Dec 2011
What dasik said. I've been putting together my photo and video equipment little by little piece by piece. Start with what's important and prioritize your money towards shit that'll last you awhile and is good quality.
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