Maybe you need a telephoto lens for one specific trip OR you want to test out a camera body before fully committing to a purchase OR maybe you've got a photographer in your life who would love a rental as a gift!
I rented the Sony 70-200mm telephoto lens from them on my road-trip to the Southwest in 2020. At first I was skeptical (and stressed out about renting a $2,300 lens) but they made it so easy, stress free, and affordable!
It's All About the Accessories
Okay, not really but they're fun! Here are all the items in my arsenal that are not camera bodies or lenses:
Ah organization! Whether you're a hot mess like me or a well organized human, you'll LOVE this little bag for all your bits and baubles. I feel like I could pass for an organized human with this at my side.
Sunglasses for your camera! This filter is very important for videography! It'll allow you to capture your footage no matter how sunny it is outside.
"How Do You Edit Your Photos?"
I'm one of those photographers who gets a big Cheshire grin when it's time to import my photos from the camera to the computer. However, when I was just starting, editing seemed like a good enough reason to not get into photography to begin with. It seemed intimidating and complex. And it can be but it can also be very simple. Here's what I use to keep it simple:
Start here! If you've ever used an editing app on your phone, you know enough to get started with Lightroom. The rest you'll learn as you play with it. YouTube is your BFF!
If I need to remove an object from a photo or fix a giant blemish in the middle of my face, I import my photo into Photoshop. I have friends who solely use Photoshop for all their editing. I just find Lightroom to be a little more user friendly.