Automotive photographer Sean Klingelhoefer is a former mechanic. His deep regard for all things automotive has helped shape his craft, new career, and photographic subject matter. He was kind enough to take the time to participate in our ongoing Five Photography Tips series. Here is his advice on the art and practice.
1. Invest wisely.
One mistake many photographers make is buying copious amounts of cheap gear. While this can be necessary at times, most of you will learn you really do get what you pay for. If you invest in solid gear now, you’ll be using it for the rest of your career. It might seem like a lot of money up front, but by the time you replace your broken knock-off gear three times, the good stuff would have already paid for itself. An added bonus is the good stuff, like PocketWizard radios, work every time and often offer substantial freedom (added range, for example) over lesser products.