January 12, 2018 at 2:43PM
Next step for newbie Cinematographer
Started my journey to grow as a photo/cinematographer late last year. Per advice from a few DPs I spoke to, I purchased a Canon t3i, installed Magic Lantern, and started saving again so I can invest in solids lenses and lights (because what's a good camera without knowledge of using the right lens and lighting right?). I only had a budget of a few 100 bucks at the time.
Been learning a lot with the t3i and have been renting lenses from ShareGrid and Kitsplit when I have shoots. I then realized for many of the stuff I've been doing that even with ML installed and a fast lens, it still doesn't do too well in low light situations. Right now I'm doing photo shoots for friends (portraits, street photography, etc) and events. Eventually I want to shoot music videos and short films. My photos will most likely just go on Instagram/my website. But right now I'm not getting much out of this camera when I do events in darker locations. Should I sell the t3i and get a 5D, used A7s or G7 and continue renting lenses/lights until I have more $ saved to buy my own lenses/lights? Right now I have about 1k and some to spend. Any advice (financial or gear wise) would be appreciated. Thanks in advance