here is the point. The most part of the people think that inspiration comes with an expensive camera and that you can get better images with better cameras.
Nothing can be more wrong. The camera is just the tool we use to get our images. Nothing else. Of course there’s a difference between a $50k Hasselblad and a $300 Canon or Sony or Nikon, but that is not making any difference on your inspirational side.
I used both of them and let me tell you… if I’m in a studio in London shooting a $300k campaign that the client needs to print everywhere with huge sizes well, I’ll use the Hasselblad. But if I’m traveling and I don’t know who I’m going to meet and what kind of places I will visit, I’d better bring a couple of $300 cameras in my backpack.
Trust me I’ve been using the Hasselblad on my travels sometimes and it’s not ok, because everybody is looking at you mostly when you are in a poor country or in some scary areas… you can’t handle a $50k camera in front of people which has no food, not to mention how Uneasy is to travel with a Hassy.
Photography is the way we express our visual creativity. The camera is essential, but always just a tool. Never forget this.
I’ve seen some of the best images in my life shot by compact cameras and here is the point.
Try always to challenge yourself, every morning, when you wake up and start your photo journey, no matter where and how.
Every day let the inspiration drive you to the point you want. And if you get there with a $100 compact camera, you’ll see that your inspiration and not your camera will make all the difference in this world.
Have fun with the photography, feel free and challenge yourself every single day.