A lot of photographers and videographers longingly look at new gear, trying to rationalize dropping a lot of money on the latest and greatest cameras and lenses. But when do you really need to actually upgrade? This great video offers some useful questions and guidelines to help you make the correct decision.
Coming to you from Dan Watson, this awesome video talks about what you should think about when you’re thinking of upgrading your camera gear. It’s easy to rationalize purchasing expensive gear, and often, doing so ends in a little regret and a big hole in your wallet without the return on investment to justify it. There’s nothing necessarily wrong with being geeky and enjoying the fun of playing with cameras (after all, they are pretty nifty gadgets), but when it comes to running a business or examining the impact a purchase will have on your personal finances, it’s important to give yourself a health dose of rationality and separate what you want from what you really need. It’s true that sometimes, better gear truly will enable you to do things you couldn’t before, but sometimes, you might be better served with more practice or education. Check out the video above for the full rundown.