Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vision Is All That Matters

You don't need certain equipment in order to craft great photographs. You don't need some "professional" camera or some certain lenses to be a great photographer. You need vision.
Steadfast Movement - Mojave, California
There was an interesting article in a recent photography magazine that talked about how, more and more, professional photographers are turning to their cell-phone cameras. I've been saying for about a year now that cell-phone cameras are an underrated photography tool. The point is that it's not the equipment that's important, but the one using the equipment.
California Sunset - Stallion Springs, California
Captured and post-processed using a cell phone.
Ansel Adams said, "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it."
Clasped - Tehachapi, California
It doesn't matter if your camera is a cell phone, a point-and-shoot, a Holga, film or digital SLR--what matters is that you are creative and that your images speak to the viewer. The viewer could care less what equipment was used to capture an image, the viewer is only concerned with the image itself and what it means to them.
Summer Mow - Tehachapi, California
A photograph is a form of non-verbal communication. If it speaks strongly and clearly, it will be meaningful to the viewer. If the photograph's communication is weak and confusing, the viewer will pass it over.
Wood Tear - Tehachapi, California
Worry less about equipment and worry more about how to create meaningful images with the equipment you have. Vision is all that matters.

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