A student asked this question at our discussion,
I have a budget of $1000, how should I spend it to improve my photography?
It’s a good question. It’s about priorities and understanding what area of your photography would you like to grow?
The answer to this question is different for everyone and only you can find out the answer.
So, if you had $1000 to spend, how would you spend it?
Would you buy a camera? Or a lens? Or a tripod? Or a software? Or Books?
Here’s what I would do
I would probably buy a good tripod.
And a TLR.
That is all the gear I would buy.
And remainder? Read on.
So let’s do the numbers.
Manfrotto Tripod Legs – $254
A good TLR – $50-$100. Unfortunately I have not been able to find one that I would really like (original Yashica or Rolleiflex) so this would be a compromise. If you don’t know what TLR camera are, take a look here.
That would leave me about $600. With the remaining budget, would book a week long trip somewhere close to Bangalore (which is where I am right now, incase you would like to meet, share your email here.)
What about you?
Now how would you spend your $1000? What would you do?
In the comments below, tell us how would you spend $1000 on improving your photography. What would you buy?