Sun, 18 Feb 2007

Mardi Gras!

— SjG @ 10:26 pm

Saturday was the Grand View Krewe’s annual Mardi Gras extravaganza at Venice Beach.

I took close to eight hundred pictures. I’m currently sorting, refining, color-correcting, cropping, etc. They’ll be available in the gallery soon! You can see pictures from 2003 and 2004 there now … If I get my act together, I’ll post up pictures from not just this year, but the last three years…

While you’re waiting, check out some music by The Gumbo Brothers.

2 responses to “Mardi Gras!”

  1. Thia says:

    ummmmmmmmm.. yeah i need to know the cost of all ur photography equipment because i”m doing a a school course that grade tens are required to take called CALM(carreer and life manegment) and its like trying to narrow down what type of carreer you would like so i need to know the cost of photography equipment because i want to be a photographer.

  2. SjG says:

    I’m no pro, but I would say that to start a photography business you could get in for as little as a few hundred dollars.

    The critical things are, obviously, a camera and a good lens. You’ll want to use an SLR, whether you’re going digital or film. These days, it’s probably preferable to go digital, but then you’ll need to spend a thousand dollars or thereabouts for an entry level dSLR — and you’ll need a computer with backups and archival storage capability. If you’re going film, you’ll need a darkroom setup.

    As your career progresses, you’ll want to spend more on lenses than on camera bodies.

    If you’re doing studio photography, you’ll also want to invest in tripods, lighting equipment, backdrops, and general staging equipment.

    None of this stuff is cheap, but you can start small and build up equipment as you go. Some pro photographers have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Some never spend more than a few thousand.

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