Buying a new camera is a big investment and probably something you have been pondering for a while. In this video, I go over my three key decisions on if an upgrade is required or not.
A great deal of anxiety can be created by wondering if you need different or better camera equipment when starting out in photography. For many, this can dog us for the next decade of our careers. For the first part of my career, I was obsessed with cameras. I owned a couple of matching full frame bodies, but I was constantly paranoid that clients would think they were not good enough or that my images were subpar.
A good few years later, I realized that most hobbyists have better cameras than me, but that I still get the shots my clients want and manage to pay my way through life with my cheap cameras (I use "cheap" very much as a relative term).
In this video, I go over my rationale for needing to upgrade a camera in a business sense. Now, if you have a wad of cash burning a hole and it's going to make you happy owning it, go and buy that camera!
If not, then this video may well be for you. It will help you rationalize both the need for an upgrade as well as how much money it is worth throwing at the problem.
Having come from pretty humble financial beginnings, I am very aware of the astronomical costs involved in photography and the anxiety that is placed upon us as photographers by camera manufacturers to make sure that we are keeping up with the Jones. Hopefully this video will help ease that anxiety somewhat.