Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Use What Camera You Already Have

Keep Out The Sun - Tehachapi, California
Captured using a cell phone. This photograph was good enough to be published in a magazine.
Here is a truth: a new camera or lens or editing software will not make you a better photographer. It might make it a little easier to achieve what you are trying to do, but it will never make you better.

Camera companies and camera stores want you to believe that you need to "upgrade" to the newest thing on the market. It's faster, smarter, shinier, better. Yes, digital technology changes quickly--if it's newer then it is probably slightly better in some way. But that still won't make you a better photographer.

Why?

Because photography is about vision and nothing else.

Gear just isn't all that important. Camera's don't matter. Either you can or you cannot craft great photographs, and the gear you use makes no difference. The best camera is always the one that's in your hand.

Instead of spending time and money on new equipment, spend that time and money learning how to make better photographs. That will improve your photography.

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