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Our next question comes from Benny, who asks:
“I am putting together a brand new wedding photography kit. I have a budget of $20,000. What would you guys put together?”
Watch the Facebook Live video to see our answer to the question:
Now, obviously not everyone has the luxury of having such a large dispensbile sum, but the objective here is to prioritize what gear and accessories you require firs,t and then save up and invest for other items in the future. In our latest Wedding Workshop course, we discuss the importance of having certain gear items first in your career, and how beneficial and versatile they prove to be.
Watch the video above to see why we ranked these specific items in this order. For those that want a reference guide, here is our comprehensive list for wedding photography gear:
First priority purchases
Full Frame DSLR (Canon 5d Mark III, Nikon D810) – $2,600
4 Additional DSLR Batteries (Canon Batteries, Nikon Batteries) – $260
2 64 GB SD Cards (Sandisk, Samsung) – $68
2 64 GB CF Cards (Sandisk) – $100
Portable Lighting kit
4 Full Feature Pocket Flashes (Canon, Phottix, Yongnuo) – $1,600
9 AA Rechargeable Eneloop Batteries – $100
3 Magmod Basic Kits – $270
1 Magmod Complete Kit – $236
2 Wescott 5-n-1 Reflectors 40.5″ – $80
1 Wescott 45″ Satin with Black Cover – $30
4 Manfrotto Nano Stands – $240
1 Triple Threat Bracket – $30
Store & Carry
grand total: $11,049
Second priority purchases
grand total: $3,976
Third priority purchases
Free Lens – $80
grand total: $3,129
Fourth priority purchases
Store & Carry
HIGH POWER PORTABLE LIGHTING
grand total: $3,225
Refer to the image above to see the gear guide for the lead and second shooters at Lin and Jirsa.
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