ygmir wrote:*wanders in*
Actually, the school has a huge lending/renting library. Not sure about basic cameras, but super big ticket items, right up to HD movie cameras in the 100's K value, and two full on sound stages, even used in Hollywood movies at times.
But, the suggestion is to have this camera, for your own, so as not to find none when you go to borrow, or, that it's screwed up.
But yeah, your gig there does sound sweet.......and with the tuition here, dang.
Hi and welcome ChadBroChill......May I call you CBC?
I'd love some advice and such. either here, for everyone, or, PM's are good. I"m just an old dad, trying to get his kid off to a good start, but don't know much about these new fangled cameras.
CBC has a great ring to it, i could get used to it.
My school had what we called The Cage *dun dun dunnnnnn* where we could rent equipment, exactly as you described. Anything you could want from a basic camera, up to high end studio stuff. Something to take advantage of for sure, the gobs of $$$ you pay for the schooling, pays for that, so USE IT. Where else could i get access to Hasselblad cameras, i used one that was retail $30k+. Added that to my resume.
I am more than willing to offer help on understanding cameras. One thing to remember, the camera is only as good as the user (i hate when people say "wow what a great shot, you must have a nice camera", no one ever says "wow what a great novel, you must have an awesome pen"...)
Lenses are always a better investment/upgrade than a camera body.
So dont feel like you need to invest a lot upfront. It takes time to learn and understand how it works, and what style of photography they like. My first camera for school, a nikon d50, i sold 2 years later and bought a canon 5d.