Im actually new to photography too hence i can totally relate to your question with regards to equipment such as lenses
what i feel is that you should experience using ur kit lens and from there identify what do you like to shoot and what sort of style your into.
I started with the 18-55 and slowly realised i like to shoot street photography and from there the prime lens 50MM is practically always on my camera body whereas my peers they are using the zoom lens like the EFS 17-55mm/28-70mm/70-200mm.
But then again, if you have the dough..just get them all..hahaha :x
In the same way , A passion of mine is Muay Thai. And in that too had to learn a whole lot of stuff (stance , clinch , defense , counter striking , cardio , etc) when i first started..But when i had my first pro fight i was more proficient in counter striking than the rest...But counter striking was my aim since the day i started training.
I dont find anything wrong in having a goal to move toward while learning as much as i can in the areas im interested in.
I know from experience it ain't easy moderating a forum and i do appreciate the effort , but a sarcastic tone that stops new guys
from wanting to ask questions cause of the risk of negative responses isn't a good environment online or offline.Just my 2 cents..
The journey is slow due to my day job but i must admit, photography is an rewarding hobby (But not so to the wallet T.T) even at my slow pace of learning and shooting
I know nuts about studio shooting so i cant advise man...hope that you will find whatever you need soon!
I think Catchlights just meant that you should take your time to learn, instead of learning too many different level of difficulty stuffs at the same time. Some skills are required (necessary) in order to progress to the next level. And much of it comes from countless shooting and experimenting from alot of different stuffs. If you jump straight into too many things, you may just confuse yourself with too much information which you may not even comprehend at that moment.
Jack of all Trades, but master of none. You need to learn how to do something well before moving on to another.
Remember. When you do photography as a job, you're recording your client's memories in photos. If i were you, i'd wanna get things right in one area first, to deliver the best to them before offering other services.
While using the skills you've more or less mastered, you can start learning another skill. It doesn't mean that you stick with one forever
whatever photography genre a photographer go into, the foundation is the place ones should to start with.
of course you can shoot a wedding or studio portrait using 5DMK3 with couple of L lenses, and set the camera on P mode with auto WB, noting wrong with that, you still can get pictures.
Pretty interesting stuff.
Last edited by TheLoneRanger; 23rd October 2013 at 12:46 AM.
wise man tell me:
you can take a photo;
you can make a photo.