Some people take photos casually, as a pastime, but some people treat it more as a profession. If you are going to take it a step further, and open a pro studio, you’re of course going to need a bunch of equipment.
Even if you don’t use it all, the appearance of a good, operational studio is important. But you are probably going to use the equipment regardless, and if you don’t think you need something, maybe you just don’t know how to use it! Or what it’s for.
For example, you are going to need some photography lighting equipment because that way you can control the environment a whole heck of a lot more. You’re going to want as much photography studio equipment you can afford to use so that your clients can have an option. Even if you have one you really like., you are probably going to encounter people who are paying you money – i.e. you have to do what they say – and will have a different aesthetic than you. And that’s okay – your expertise should be respected, but sometimes a client will simply have something different in mind and you’ll have to accommodate. Could be worse I suppose!
So if you have a lot of options for your clients to choose from, there’s a better chance they’re going to be happy. If they’re happy, there’s a better chance you get a favorable review both online and in person, through word of mouth, and then you get more clients and more money and you can get the vacation home you’ve always wanted! I get all my equipment at www.thelashop.com because they ship right to your house and have a lot of options on the site. I hope my advice has been helpful at least in encouraging you to do things right and get a good start on your photo career. If done right, it can be a whole heck of a lot of fun! It’s how I make my money and I love it.