You don’t need NEW gear
New photography gear can cost a lot. Altough the cost for cameras dropped in the last couple of years, it will still cost you a lot. How can you cane money? Buy used gear.
I used to think that it’s bad to use gear that isn’t new. But if you do your research, usually nothing can go wrong. You could be able to buy some very expensive gear, for less money.
Backup your pictures
Back things up, to safe yourself time and money. Also, copy into 3 different hardware elements. Just to be sure. You never know. Nothing is worse and more expensive than to loose your card, or footage.
Share a studio space
If you shoot in a studio, you could share it with some other photographers. This way you can split all the costs.