When Cartier Bresson shot this image, do you really think it was a matter of megapixels for him?
Well, the same resolution he had that day from the film inside his camera can be compared to a 12 Mpixels camera in today’s world. And this image is still having a lot of re-prints to be exposed everywhere in this world.
I mean we look at the pic and we just enjoy what we see through our eyes, we get inspired maybe but the last thing is about the definition.
We love what we see, what cares more than this?
Cameras are just a tool, a very important one, depending on what we shoot for, but always just a tool .
Most of the people out there identify the price of the camera with the word “professional photographer”, nothing can be more wrong. I’ve seen war photographers shooting with compact cameras much better than famous fashion photographers in Paris shooting with a $40,000 Hasselblad.
So where’e the point…?
It’s not about resolution. Buy the best camera you can afford, because you need the best tools around to do the best job you can, in every situation pick up the best you can, but do not get sick finding the way to have the money for something is too much for you.
Photography is all about inspiration and creativity. Cameras are just a tool in your hand.
Of course when you start making money you get better tools like in any other job, but your priority, if you want to be a photographer one day, it is to be creative getting the frame of a second.
I’ve seen photographers charging loans to get the best tools thinking that this is the way to get the attention and trust from the models or the people they shoot. In this job every single second matters and makes money, they don’t really care what camera you use, they care what you take with that camera. It’s a matter of trust yes, but not about your camera, it’s about you.
for the so many ones asking again what camera to buy to make it as a living.