Why I Love Photography, but Hate My Camera
Peta Pixel came out with a very interesting article on photography vs. the camera. Essentially, the author of the post, Steve Giralt, talks about how we as photographers can get stuck in the gear lust, arguing in the forums over how this is better than that, and vice versa. The age old Canon vs Nikon debate is essentially the Hatfields and McCoys of the camera world.
But the camera is just a tool, right? Steve’s argument is that despite the latest hoopla on the latest and greatest, it really is the photographer, not the camera, that can capture that special image. It reminds me of a quote I ran into which says:
A camera is like a guitar; it is just a box with a hole in the middle. It only makes noise until an artist picks it up and makes beautiful art.
So what Steve is trying to say that a “better” camera doesn’t automatically makes you a better photographer.
Be sure to read the rest of Steve’s article on Peta Pixel.
What do you guys think?
(By the way, I shoot my fashion and commercial almost exclusively with micro 4/3 camera, as you can see from my website, Fotosiamo.com)