If you’re a freelance photographer, you know how difficult it is to make scenes that don’t cost a lot of money. No matter if you’re doing senior portraits or high fashion photo shoots, consumers always want an interesting scene in their photos. If you’re looking to make the most out of your photography, but don’t have the time or money for expensive materials, this article is the right place to start.
If you are a photographer, you know how expensive photography equipment can be. We all know cameras are expensive but many people don’t necessarily think about everything else that goes into making the perfect photo. If you’ve got a camera, it’s the best place to start but you can do with a few extras that will make your photographs go about way better.
One of the first things you’ll want to honk about is your backdrops and scene setups that you have. You’ll need a lot of accessories, costumes, and more depending on what kind of photos you usually do, but the general case is that the more you have the better so you can take amazing and unique photos every time. Getting the same backdrop and having all the same looking photos as other clients isn’t what your potential customers want, so diversity is definitely points in your freelance album.
You’ll want to go everywhere you can to search for materials. The best places to start are thrift stores where you can find old canvas, sheets, lights and many more things that could go well with your photos. Your next stop should be a department store like Grainger to get everything you need to put together your backdrops and stands, seats, paint and more.
Going online to look for used photography equipment is also an excellent way to save on the items you need for your studios. Look for people who are photographers or closing studios for the best items for less.