If one says that doing nothing will get anyone on heights & will make more money than they can ever imagine. Then the first thing they will do is do nothing as they are told & an enormous number of people will follow them because this is all that is happening. Every idea today which is successful is being copied by everybody. Everyone is so blinded in making money that they can't even see nothing is being made. In this current scenario if anyone is going to open up a business, then they should be passionate about it because this is the only way to earn & make it profitable. Here the talk is about setting up a photography business & the costing in setting up the photography business. It doesn't matter whether one is starting small or big all depends on whether one has what it takes to grow up that business up to a large extent. Starting as a freelancer or a company also doesn't matter as both have to start from scratch. So below are some points which will help in deciding the cost of photography business one is going to set-
- Equipment- This is the part which shows the skills & knowledge in photography as depending on the type of photography camera one might opt to buy because depending on the type of photography camera the work gets decided, then other types of equipment come too like photography lighting which is essential if one is shooting in photo studio where photography lighting is required, then camera lens etc. These are the basic types of equipment which one should have when they are on the first step of starting a business. Don’t get worried about where to buy one can visit a photo studio or photography websites to compare the price segments. A basic camera starts from 500 USD & then goes according to features.
- Software- These are used after the clicking of the pictures is done. To add effects like changing the aspect ratio, color, etc is done with the help of this. So one has to take a photography course for these types of things because photography courses cover it all from start to finish. Some photographic schools offer these courses if one is not feeling conventional while going to the photography schools then they can visit various photography website to learn about this. Some of this software is free to use for basic level editing but some come with packages also so this doesn't cost so much its economic around 200 USD.
- Website- In this era of social media marketing if one has to market anything they can take the help of internet. The days are gone in which one needed a positive word of mouth or manpower to distribute the pamphlets as this era is witnessing so much change is so less time. One should make a website to advertise their business & can also take the help of any advertising houses so depending on the type of business these advertising houses charge. It would cost around 200 USD to 800 USD to make a website. Mainly depends on the types of services one is offering. Then also comes to the websites plug-in which will add some extra features into the website like chat system, billing, invoice, etc. The costing of website plug-in is sometimes included in the websites costing. The website is most required when one is doing commercial photography because the types of services the commercial photography requires to start with having a website.
- Computer systems- To send & receive the file from the camera or to upload the samples to the website then also editing the samples all is done by a computer system. Depending on the work it’s decided that opting for a desktop is good or laptop is beneficial. So if one is a freelancer & the work requires them to travel more often than a laptop would be good. But if this is for a business firm or photo studio, then a desktop is preferable. Computers or laptops would cost around 1k USD to 1.5k USD also mainly depending on its interior specifications like ram, rom, graphics card. All of that is required more when videography is also included, but for photography, any simple system with a good function will work.