What Equipment is Needed to Start a Six-Figure Photography Business?

It is essential to have a quality camera that fits your needs, a good selection of camera lenses for the type of work you are going to do, a computer to keep the small business running and lighting and camera accessories that help you produce your images. Starting a photography business can be very expensive, even with the most basic equipment. If you want to shoot professionally, you need a full-frame camera. A model like the Canon 6D is a good entry point for serious photographers.

It is the most affordable full-frame camera in the Canon range. When a 50 mm lens is placed in a camera with a crop sensor, it is recorded more like a 96 mm lens due to the crop factor. In a full frame camera, a 50 mm is a 50 mm. Get memory cards with a larger number of gigabytes.

They are slightly more expensive than cards with fewer gigs. But you won't need that many. You can use a USB cable or a memory card reader as a fast and portable option. A decent tripod is also an important purchase for anyone who works with a camera.

It allows you to use long exposures and low ISO values without the risk of the movement being blurred. In addition, it allows you to perfectly adjust the shots for HDR compositions. The Manfrotto 055 is an excellent first tripod, offering the best of both worlds and helping you determine the qualities you value most. A flash is also an essential tool for photographers as it provides a powerful burst of light that lasts only for a fraction of a second and can be synchronized directly with the camera's shutter.

A good choice is the Neewer NW-670 TTL Flash Speedlite with LCD screen for Canon 7D Mark II and 5D Mark II. A reflector is an inexpensive but essential addition to any beginner's portrait photography kit as it helps direct additional light into the frame. Different light modifiers create different styles, so it's important that photographers have several options available. Ordinary AA batteries are also useful to have on hand as they can be used to keep tools such as headlights, synchronizers and remote controls running all day without missing a beat.

Choosing the right photo studio lights for interiors is essential for your business and continuous lighting is generally the way to go when you start your journey in studio photography. A 15-inch MacBook Pro is also necessary if you're always on the go and Sandisk 16GB compact flash cards are useful to have on hand at all times. Today's consumers want information delivered in an attractive way, so offering high-end albums will help boost your six-figure photography business. To build a six-figure photography business, you must create your own unique style and stand out from the crowd by having charitable partners and offering downloadable PDFs with special savings on tools you can use to develop your business.

Writing notes is also an important part of how I promote my six-figure photography business, and it's also something I teach to my Boutique Breakthrough students.

Lynda Campuzano
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