At some point, as a photographer, someone has come up to us and said “Wow, that is a really nice camera, you must take really good pictures!” We then think to ourselves, it has nothing to do with the gear we use, but how we manipulate and use that gear, that creates the image. I agree with this sentiment. I know photographers who could out shoot majority of people, with only a point & shoot, even while up against the biggest, most well armed Uncle Bob’s of the world.
However, gear plays a key and pivotal role in the outcome of the overall image. Do you really believe that very highly paid and accomplished photographers use very expensive gear, because they have nothing better to spend their money on? No, top end gear allows them to produce images at the very best level possible.
Shared on Aug 11, 2014