It's ALL about the gear!

August 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

It's ALL about the gear!

Ok this title is click bait, I admit it but have you ever noticed that all those photographers that preach about the photographer being the the only important thing and gear being unimportant are shooting with very expensive, top of the range cameras!  I recently read an article by an equantance which was very like this but the truth is that it is also very much about the gear. Otherwise we'd all be using cheaper entry level cameras, wouldn't we? This photographer shoots with a Canon 1DX ffs!

Shooting 12 frames a second definitely makes it easier to get that critical moment in sports action doesn't.   Now I may not have such a top of the range camera and to be honest I don't need it. A basic camera with a full frame sensor is more than enough for me. 

Now of course it's not all about the gear, as we all know. I know a German photographer who's work is spectacular and all done using an entry level DSLR. I also know several great photographers shooting with very expensive equipment. Sometimes the quality of the camera or more importantly the lens help create the photo but only in the hands of a skilled photographer. There'll always be the "all the gear......no idea" people around proving this. 

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Anyway rant over, just shoot with what you have and enjoy the experience 😎


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