Gear it up!

When setting up your first shoot it is pretty hard to start without some gear. And most of us will already have a pretty enough camera on us even if it is just your Smartphone.

“The best camera is the one that’s with you.” – Chase Jarvis.

However in spite of this famous quote from Chase, there are times when you need to add accessories or upgrade your camera to get better results.

On this page I will describe where I get some affordable gear for the starting out UK photographer/filmmaker on a budget. None of this should be misconstrued as advice, it is just my honest personal opinion and I encourage you to test out what I describe, and as always you can do your own research and draw your own conclusions.

TomTop

Most of my starting out film kit I have purchased from this website. It is good quality for the price and compares well to Amazon and Ebay prices. If you use the link here we will hopefully get 7% comisson on sales. Their LED video lights are particularly good. Go for the ones with a CRI value of at least 95%. You can go straight to the Camera and lighting section here. The also have tripods, sliders, drones, mics. The list is almost endless.