If you've been a photographer for quite a while now, then you probably will admit to a number of impulsive purchases.
What were your worst purchases when it comes to photography? Do you have a stash of things that you wish you didn't buy but can no longer or just wouldn't bother exerting effort reselling? Buying new gear or even just small cheap accessories can often feel empowering, as if they nudge you closer to becoming the photographer you've always been dreaming of being. Then, a couple of years later, you end up feeling bad for all the money you spent on things that you've barely even touched.
Coming to you from wedding photographer Jiggie Alejandrino, this video talks about some of his worst purchases that he wishes he never spent money on. The items he talks about in the video are of course based on his personal experience, what he shoots, and how he shoots. Some purchases he talks about are simply based on the fact that his choices were not future-proof and are now incompatible with the gear he uses. However, some are generally applicable to any photographer and should be heard, especially by a newbie who might be easier to influence.
Buying new gear and accessories should be thought of as investments. However, the fact that most of us when we are just starting out can't predict the exact kind of photography we will be doing and the exact kind of gear that we need, no one can really say that they've been spared from making such regrettable purchases.