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The Photo Bar Podcast

Dec 15, 2017

In this episode, I talk about how I started my business with just a Nikon d3000 and a Nikon 85mm 1.8 lens. From there my gear collection exploded to multiple camera bodies, lenses like the Nikon 14-24mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm and many more, tons of flashes, and so much more gear than I ever needed. I had the dream gear setup most photographers dream of! Then I got burned out, exhausted and sore, and miserable of it so I sold it all! That's right, I sold everything except two camera bodies, a Sigma 35mm lens, 85mm lens, and a few flashes. I talk about the photography gear progression many of us go through, as well as, gear acquisition syndrome. I also discuss how renting is a great option too buying and the switch to FujiFilm from Nikon, and much more.

Just A Few Things You Might Learn

How gear can get you into debt

My rule on when to buy gear vs renting

Budgeting for buying and renting gear

How less gear can push creativity and problem solving

Links & Things Mentioned In This Episode

Nikon 14-24mm

Nikon 24-70mm

Nikon 70-200mm

FujiFilm X100t

FujiFilm X-T2

Godax TT350F flash for FujiFilm

Sigma 35mm Art for Nikon

Sigma 85mm Art for Nikon

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