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It takes more than fancy equipment

Every photo taken today is taken with a more sophisticated camera than classic photos taken years ago that everyone recognises. It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer. Sure, the barrier to entry has collapsed but talent counts and separates a snapshot from a work of art.

If you don’t believe me, then read today’s What The Duck! for a humorous look at this issue and don’t get hung up on buying expensive bits and pieces for your camera. Sometimes though, dumb luck helps.

PS. if anyone is worried that they’re getting obsessed wth purchasing expensive Canon lenses, especially L series ones, then give me a shout and I’ll take them off your hands. No, I won’t charge a penny for this charitable work. I just want you to get back to basics and take great photos!

Thanks Treasa for mailing me about the broken permalinks here!

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

4 replies on “It takes more than fancy equipment”

Well any camera is only as good as the person controlling it. Of coarse that is the case, always has been.. The thing about “fancy” cameras and “L” series lenses is that that they significantly improve the image quality of the photograph and of coarse not the photgraph. “L” series lenses for instance really give a rich looking color to image’s. It beautiful to look at. “Fancy” cameras apart from improving image quality, do nothing more than give you extra megapixels and controls to play with for extra creativity. Another area is the fact that “How good is the software you have on your computer?” and “How good are you at using it?”, nearly every image you see on the web or anywhere in general has been significantly digitally manipulated in someway, either by changinging the color of the sky, contrast.. Personally, i only take photographs in RAW image format. I only change to my photo’s what you can change when working with a film negitive…
Good article though…..

Just to clarify:

“Personally, i only take photographs in RAW image format. I only change to my photo’s what you can change when working with a film negitive…”

This is not to say i don’t appreciate photographs that have been digitally manipulated, each to their own and some do look really beautiful.

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