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CameraWizI'm deciding to pursue photography and videography. Well in the first day I got asked to shoot a bands promo video. There's a lot of questions I have. Should I be renting a better camera than a t3i? Should I be renting better lenses? Anything I should be concerned about? I already said yes that I'll do it so any tips would help. Should i be shooting glidecam the whole time? should I shoot handheld? Should I hire a buddy of mine to help do some some of the further away shots of the crowd and such?
Most importantly, how much should I charge? I don't want to sell myself short nor do I want to overcharge.
Help me NS.
mantoast100 for the day of shooting,
mantoast1. Is it going to be a live show in a dark area? If so think about the lighting.
Its not about what gear you have but how you use it. Spend some time with your glidecam get as many shots as you can, do not shoot handheld if not glidecam put it on a tripod. Think about how you're going to tell the story before you get there so you have an idea of what to shoot. I like to write down ideas and bring it with me so I can go on the spot.
AltitudeFotoIf you're just starting out I would suggest charging $25-$50. You can set a goal for yourself, say every 10 clients you raise the price x amount of dollars.
As for renting. It depends what you have and what renting costs (balance the pros and cons) I don't know where you stand with school, but I'm a Journalism Major at CSU and with that as my major I get free camera gear rentals. So if you're in college, your school may offer that.