Photography EquipmentMarc Ehrenbold
Photography equipment and accessories are important tools in a photographer’s life.
While it is true that it is the photographer’s talent or “eye” that takes a good photograph, the type and quality of his equipment will help him bring the beauty of the subject to life.
Professional photography equipment (or photographic equipment) can be very expensive. It is an investment and something you want to put some thought into before buying.
Cameras, to begin with, can cost a few thousands pounds depending on the brand and model. This will have to be replaced every few years because of the continuing advancement in technology.
But one of the biggest costs lies in the lenses. The lens that comes with your camera will not achieve the same results as with a professional lens. There is no app for this, nor is there a do- it- all lens available.
You have to get a special lens for every situation: wide angle, ultra wide angle, fish eye, wide zoom, super low light lens, telephoto zoom, low light telephoto, macro and perspective control lens (among others).
Getting high- quality lens is important because it determines the sharpness, the bokeh or blur, the color and contrast, and the speed that the photographer uses when he takes pictures.
Then, there are all the additional accessories: stands, tripods, lights, backdrops, props, bags and cases, flashes, filters, cards, batteries, transmitters, receivers, portable power units, cleaning tools and computer hardwares and softwares. None of these are cheap either.
Photography is not a cheap hobby or business, and the photography equipment can really put a hole in your pocket. Luckily, the camera hire business has been hugely successful in the last several years.
It gives freelance photographers and large production crews alike an opportunity to use the newest state- of- the- art cameras and accessories without having to shell out thousands to buy them. By turning to camera rent instead of buying, photographers can easily get the type of lenses that they need for a particular shoot without straining their budget.
Then, they can easily get a completely different set of camera and lenses for their next shoot. Hiring the equipment can also serve as a back up in case they have additional photographers who are helping out in the shoot, or their gear is in repair.