Thursday, June 03, 2004

Equipment (lenses, cards, etc)


I decided when I started this hobby that if I was going to get involved with it I was going to put a high level of effort into it and not produce low quality output. In my year of photographing I've shot approximately 200 Gb (yeah, that's Gigabytes) of images. I've only backed up about 100 CD's (700 mb per CD) which I think leaves me with more than half my images unarchived.
I chose to use the highest quality glass unless an argument could be made regarding the quality of the next best glass being of equal optical quality. This has led me to buy the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, the Canon EF 17-40 f/4 USM and the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM. I plan on puchasing the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L USM, the Canon EF 180mm f/2.8 L USM Macro and someday the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS. I hope to purchase the successor to the Canon 1Ds if/when it comes out and I've been able to evaluate it.
I'd also like to put a studio here in town. I don't want to shoot commodity shots with families dropping in all the time so that you make your money on volume. I'd like to develop a style so that I can command a higher rate for less work. That means I have to pay for all my own learning and equipment until I develop a style that attracts purchasers.

Well, that's all for now.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It Works!!