Like many photographers, when I first started on this journey behind the lens I thought it was all about the equipment. Get an expensive camera and ALL of your pictures will come out like Ansel Adams mixed with Gordon Parks with the flare of Annie Lebowitz. Of course I soon learned that was very very very wrong. My first batch of pictures were so basic that I questioned why I bothered with dropping so much money on a DSLR (Canon Rebel XTI BTW). I kept with it took the camera off of manual mode and started to experiment. However, I still had an itch to want a bigger camera because I just knew that it would increase my creativity, another thought that was not true about camera equipment.
Years went on and I upgraded to a Canon 40d which is still my favorite camera. As I demo’d and rented a number of cameras and lenses I realized that it was the gear that would be the deciding factor in the way I shoot. So I lost the urge to chase gear but this point was hammered home after seeing Zack Arias on Creative Live. The short clip which is just a small portion of a wonderful workshop he led, reassured me that it was not about the gear and me spending money I don’t have, it is about the work I put in with the tools I have at my disposal.
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