justcristy wrote:What camera do you use and lenses for the nature and then the photoshoots and then of course, your gigs. I too am trying to run my own photography business, but with the economy and then living in a small town hinders me from really increasing my revenue. But I don't want to stop at just nature, which is practically all I do, I want to do gigs as well.
Anyway, you're good and I wish you much good fortune.
I use a Canon 400D. For my nature shots I use an 18-55mm lense, nothing special really, I want a macro lense, but I dont have £300+ spare to get one. And for my live gig shots I use a 50mm f/1.8 II. For band photoshoots I mostly use the 18-55, but if the light levels are low I change to my other lense. I dont have alot of kit at all, probably about £400-450 worth, but it gets me by on what I need it for.
Yeah, theres alot of competition over here right now, so thats a difficult aspect. And obviously with the economy at the moment everyone wants something for nothing! Gigs are the hardest thing Ive done really (other than some specific studio portrait work) I hate using the flash at gigs, but with the 50mm lense I dont usually need it. That lense has been brilliant for gig shots
Thank you very much and best of luck to you also!