Advice from Studio Photographers, PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by bixbooh, May 3, 2007.

  1. bixbooh

    bixbooh TPF Noob!

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    I am wondering what I should realistically expect for start up cost. I am planning on doing senior sessions, family portraits, baby sessions etc., NO WEDDINGS. I will probably start in my home and then move to a location when I get established. What do you think I will need and what can I expect to have as a total cost for startup. (Camera, lights, other equipment...) I am looking for grants and loans but unsure of what amount I will really need.

    Thank you in advance!:hug::
     
  2. kugy5

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    A descent Digital SLR with 2 good lenses $1500-2000, need not be new!
    a three strobe kit with umbrellas stands and case Minimum 300 watt each $1000-1500
    A tripod $100
    background support and background $200-300
    Of course you could spend much more,or you could be lucky and purchase a retiring photographers system for a fraction.
    and then let the assignments dictate how you need to grow.
    Good luck and persevere!
     

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