So you want to get started in photography, but don’t have the gear? Wrong! You do have the gear and in this blog I’m going to show you how to get started with photography using what you already have.
If you’re just now starting out in photography or videography, you probably don’t have a lot of equipment or the budget to get any. That’s okay! I promise. When I started I had nothing but an iPhone. So instead of focusing on what you don’t have, let’s talk about what you do have.
- A smartphone
Chances are you probably have a smartphone. In fact, you’re probably reading this blog on said smartphone. Phones have come a long way, and now they can do so much, so start using it.
- Your brain + the internet
All you have to do to start learning photography or videography is apply yourself. If you really want to learn, you will. Read blogs, watch videos, take courses. There’s an amazing amount of information out there for you to dive into. When I started out, I learned all I could as quick as I could. I read, joined Facebook Groups, looked up YouTube videos, found myself a mentor, and signed up for Skillshare. Skillshare is a great way to learn via video classes, and if you don’t want to pay, YouTube is also an amazing resource!
- Natural Light
You might not have fancy lights, but you do have the sun– so use it to your advantage. Get outside in open shade, or open up a window. The sun works as a great key light for your videos.
See? I wasn’t lying when I said you already have the 3 things you need to get started in photography, so now you have no excuse. Your challenge? Get out there, shoot, and have fun!