Photographer Sales Tax Fact Sheet from Renee Sneed
The tips on this sheet are geared toward Texas photographers, but research your state's comptroller site or reach out to a CPA - you may come across some similar benefits in your own area!
As a bonus, here is the manufacturer's sales tax exemption form for Texas photographers. You should be able to bring this to where you purchase equipment to prevent needing to pay sales tax. It's more difficult online, but it may help at a local shop. If you're outside of Texas, again, check out your state's comptroller site (or contact a CPA) to see if this type of exemption applies to you!