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What kind of photography equipment do I need to start out with?

I would like to start a small photography business...nothing major as I am an amateur photographer and am not sure of myself/skills yet. I do think that I take pretty decent photos and have a great passion for photography but don't really know how to begin. What kind of fairly inexpensive camera is a good start? I do have a Sony Digital Camera and a Canon SLR 35mm. Also, what other kind of equipment is imperative when beginning-just to look like you know what your doing? Any help would be greatly appreciated! One more thing before I forget, what is needed to take great photos of food/wine? Is there a special kind of setup that I would need?

Asked By: yorkiepoo - 4/24/2007
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You may not like this answer but it is intended to be honest and helpful. Don't start any business, not even a small one, until you are sure of what you are doing. Apart from the risk to your reputation through failing to deliver you may be liable to losses. Don't buy more kit until you are a little closer to knowing... More
Answered By: Gerry T - 4/24/2007
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You are thinking about food photography... More
Answered By: Peter - 4/24/2007
 
Let's start from the last question--people who do advertising shoots of food and wine (working for restaurants or food manufacturers) need to know how to set up lights professionally. Moreover, there are tricks of the trade--for example, to photograph beer, pour it at room temperature (holds head better) and mist the... More
Answered By: TR - 4/24/2007
 
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