|Pathway To The Soul - Tehachapi, California|
A post of mine has gained some attention, and is one of the most viewed posts on this Blog, despite being only three months old. In the post I give a very quick comparison of three nearly identical cameras, and give a recommendation about which one is better and which one is a better value. I then conclude with, "You'll be happy with whatever that choice is."
|Inside The Broken - Tehachapi, California|
With the three cameras compared in the post I mentioned, what do you think the most significant difference is? Answer: one has two memory card slots. Aside from price (one of the cameras is fairly cheaper), that is the most significant difference. Yet people will spend hours and much mental energy researching, trying to pick the one that's just a hair better.
|My Heart or My Grave? - Tehachapi, California|
That is all a moot point, anyway, because cameras are devolving. No digital camera today can compete with the equipment Ansel Adams lugged around 75 years ago. People don't buy cameras today because of quality. People are much more interested in convenience than quality.
|Through The Lens - Stallion Springs, California|
But image quality isn't paramount. Have you ever heard anyone say a word about the quality of canvas, paints or brushes used to paint a masterpiece? I never have. The image on the canvas is what the viewer cares about, not the quality of materials used to create it.
|Gathering Cherry Pollen #2 - Stallion Springs, California|
And that brings me to what is important in photography: creating art. Anyone can snap pictures, but it takes an artist to create something meaningful with an exposure. In order to create art, one must have photographic vision. You have to know what you are creating in order to create it.
|Country Elk - Stallion Springs, California|
If people would spend the time and energy that they spend researching equipment and instead put that effort into figuring out what they want to create and how to create it, they'd be much better photographers. Don't waste your time and energy with the unimportant things. Focus on what is important, and you'll be amazed at what you can create.