Sunday, February 14, 2010

Equipment Caveat

Photography is loaded with equipment and one could spend thousands if they get bitten by the equipment bug. I know I have certainly been in this boat before and to an extent will always be. There is however a potential problem with this. People can get so caught up into the buying of new equipment that they forget why they are making the purchase. Now, if you just like to collect photography stuff then that is fine…just don’t expect to get better just because you have the best equipment. I have seen some amazing shots come from a $250.00 point and shoot. Additionally, I have seen terrible shots come from pro level cameras costing $6000.00. If you are serious about your art then let the equipment aid you and not be your driving force. Equipment does not a good photographer make.


  1. I could not agree with you more, especially on the last sentence!
    I took a photo/drawing class in 2008 and was the only person with a point & shoot camera. Everyone else had bags of equipment huge cameras. I began embarassed, & ended up with a "who cares" attitude. You see, my photos were excellent, & well liked, & still high quality!
    I am considering buying another camera this year, & it will be another point & shoot by Casio. I love my little Exlim! Keep shooting, Jason!

    Angeline-Marie of

  2. Remember the best camera is the one you have with you!!