What equipment do I need for the course?

What equipment do I need for the course?

Photography can get expensive pretty quickly when you start buying cameras, lenses, props and lights. We will help you keep your expenses to a minimum in this course.

Below you’ll see the checklist of the tools that are ideal to have for your shoot.

We recommend that you start with the equipment you have or can borrow, before buying. There’s no need to go out and buy a fancy camera on Day 1.

If you don’t have every item on the list below, that’s okay: start with what you own and start making small investments in tools as you grow.


✅A camera. You can use a smartphone, a point and shoot camera (also known as a compact camera), or a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera).

✅A tripod. Jeff’s recommendation for a basic tripod – available on Amazon

✅A white background. Bristol board or whiteboard from an art store works well.

✅A white bounce card. You can use one made of foam or a piece of white card stock

✅A black bounce card. This can be black bristol board or black card stock.

✅A table

✅Tape or sticky tack

✅A room with a window/natural light

✅A Shopify Store. If you haven’t yet started your business, you can learn more about getting started on Shopify for free.

✅A mood board (you can create with magazines or on Pinterest/Instagram/Google Keep)

✅Optional: Adobe Lightroom. This is the recommended app for edits and photography when you start Module 3.