That statement couldn't be any further from the truth. Sadly, some will not only believe that, but will spend money on that camera thinking that it will improve their photography.
|Guitar and Drum - Phoenix, Arizona|
If you owned this guitar and drum set, would that make you a professional musician?
What if I gave Neil Peart a basic drum set? Or Phil Keaggy a beginners guitar? Or Ryo Okumoto a kid's keyboard? They would be able to make those instruments sound amazing!
|Summer Mow - Tehachapi, California|
I could have created this with almost any camera... but not without vision.
A great painter can create a masterpiece using cheap paint, brushes and canvas. An amateur wouldn't be able to create a masterpiece even with the best paint, brushes and canvas.
|Steadfast Movement - Mojave, California|
The make and model of camera was irrelevant to creating this image. Skill and vision are what matter.
Tools are never as important as the skill and vision of the ones using them. In fact, tools are not important whatsoever--you can get the job done with any tools. Some tools may be preferred or may make the job a little easier or are maybe a little more comfortable, but any tool will suffice.
|Sunrise At Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo, Texas|
Does it matter what camera I used? No.
Ansel Adams said, "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it."
|Window Shadow - Victorville, California|
Vision created this photograph. The camera wasn't important.