One of the most frequent types of questions I see on social media is about gear or gear recommendations. For the most part, photographers and videographers who are relatively new to the industry tend to ask about what gear they should or shouldn't buy. I think it's always better to ask than spend money on something that may end up being a waste.
In a recent video, YouTuber and filmmaker Matti Haapoja goes through a list of equipment that he thinks is useful for new creatives. The initial investment that many of us make into this industry can be crucial in determining whether we succeed or not. Generally speaking, many of us may not have access to a lot of funds; therefore, being smart in on what and how we spend our money is really important. The industry can be tough at times, and the little helping hands and suggestions we get on occasion can be extremely useful. Thankfully, there are YouTubers out there who regularly make videos for new creatives just entering the market. I appreciate that gear recommendations can be a very personal thing, and chances are, no two photographers work in the exact same way. Even still, I think general suggestions like the ones in this video can be useful guides. My personal favorites are the Sony a7 III or the a7R III when it comes to cameras for filming. When it comes to lenses, my favorites are the small light primes from Sony like the 28mm f/2.0 and the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8.
What are your suggestions for creatives just coming into the industry?