Kit required to get started in stock photography
It is easy to be put off from shooting stock photography because you think you don’t own the right kit…big lenses, professional DSLRs, huge tripods, filters, studio lights etc.
Truth be told, when I started shooting and selling stock photography, all I had was a 6mp Canon EOS 10D and a 35-135mm Canon EF lens. That was good enough at the time to sell images through Alamy (albeit upsized to meet their requirements back then) and I even saw one being used on a full sized billboard advertisement.
I made a few hundred Dollars for this…
Now, the requirements are much less strict with regards to size and most people now own DSLR’s much newer that the 10+ year old Canon EOS 10D.
So, if you have a reasonably new DSLR, and many seem to have 12-16mp or more these days, and a half decent lens, that is enough to get started.
You could be out and about right now with just that basic equipment shooting the world around you and then uploading and selling your photos through various stock agencies.
We discuss the equipment needed to shoot and sell stock photography, agencies recommended and a whole lot more over in our new, free (for now) membership training section.
Go and check it out now as it may not stay free for long…