Why do you buy new gear? Is it to achieve your creative vision? To compete against other creatives in the marketplace? To be cool? To realize unknown ideas? There are a million reasons to buy new gear and many valid counterpoints for using what you have. Regardless of where you sit on the continuum between new equipment and using what you’ve got, injecting the occasional purchase of something new into your rig can be inspiring and spark new ideas. But how do you do that if you are short on cash or don’t know what would be the best use of your funds? I’m going to share a few ideas on today’s episode of Getting Work To Work.
Five ways to get your hands on new gear when you are financially limited:
- Rent whenever possible
- Borrow from friends
- Buy used gear from companies such as Sweetwater or B&H Photo Video
- Work on the crew of a student or independent production
- Volunteer for a non-profit organization or religious institution