A photographer these days can have anywhere from $500-$30k+ in their arsenal of gear! It mainly depends on what the photographer specializes in shooting. I am personally more on the higher end because I shoot everything… I haven’t really picked a genre to stick with… although I do recommend if you want into the photographer industry… pick a genre of shooting and stick with it. It will save you money in gear! I’ll dive into gear maybe in a later post. What I am getting at is there is no amount of gear a person can have that will make up for the most important piece a photographer should never forget… confidence!
Some may say that I am a cocky person. I obviously say I am just a very confident person. Some may say that I will never have a big enough bag to fit my gear and my confidence in! If you know me personally you would also steer towards the very confident person but I will occasionally throw out the comment to throw it into “Cocky” mode for giggles. I would say that this is one of the factors that makes me a good photographer. I am always confident I am getting the shot that is needed or wanted. Lets break down the “confident photographer” based on genre.
Event Photography: Shy photographers don’t get the shot! They sit back and wait for the shots they see happen and hope they happen closer to them next time and that may never happen. Be confident and get up there and get the shot. You have a client that wants shots that will make them remember how amazing the event was. Concerts… get up front and get performer then TURN around and get up in the crowds faces!