If you are new at photography then you need to realize that you are going to have to throw some money down for some good photography equipment to get you started. If you don’t have the funds saved up yet, wait a bit longer. I promise if you buy the right equipment, your business will be a lot better off.
Just because you are a beginning photographer does not mean you have to use whatever equipment you already have on hand to get started. Trust yourself that you will be good at your new hobby or job and go ahead and purchase a good camera that will work well for you. Don’t be afraid to sink some money into it at first. As I said, it will pay off.
Also you should be ready to experiment with your photos. Take some of subjects that you don’t think will be that great and you may be surprised at how good they turn out. This will be a good test of your new equipment as well.
Take the time you need to learn about shutter speed and manual vs. automatic cameras. If you want to experiment with different cameras at first to see what you like best, you should ask a fellow photographer if you could shoot a few pictures with their camera. This way you will quickly be able to find out what your preferences are and then you can more easily decide which type of camera will be best for you.
Also it is a good idea to buy protective bags and such for your new photography equipment. You don’t want all your hard earned money to end up wasted because you didn’t have the right satchels in which to carry your new photography equipment.