Hi everyone. I'll start this off by saying i'm not the most avid photographer, in fact i far prefer shooting video then taking stills. but my wife and I attended a quick (5 min) photography shoot with an easter bunny today for a family photo. we started talking that maybe we could look at doing something like this, just basic seasonal shoots, maybe an easter bunny, santa, leafy tree. these aren't overly professional shoots just semi quirky ones like santa by the beach etc. the one we attended was literally a 5 min in and out, 2 photo's for $70. the lady that runs it was only setup for an hour and was basically booked out (all 5 min bookings) according to her page. so she's obviously not ROLLING in cash its not a bad little supplementary income. i'm just trying to go over ROUGHLY what you would need to run something like this and wasn't sure how many OCAUer's do photography as a business or side project as i'm not sure how much somethings cost, but the idea of a tax write off for camera equipment sounds good. main things i can think of are: ABN Camera gear props someone to play santa or easter bunny advertising (social media etc) website hosting this would 100% just be a side business, i work shift work so often have mid week and weekends free and while i don't really need the extra money the wife has recently left work for our first born and looking to do something on the side i think. we have quite a variety of weekend and night markets which we could attend offering a nice photo with the easter bunny etc as another alternative to just bookings. Camera wise i have a sony a6300, with a few lenses, tripod, a couple of hand lights etc. the quality is ok, but i don't think the clientele are particularly after a photo they can zoom in and pick out how many nose hairs they have, more just a nice enough photo for print quality and social media. but i would possibly have to look at upgrading the camera (what a shame ) so has anyone on here taken the leap and started a photography business, is there anything you would do different or found worked for you?