This was taken with my iPhone:
Do you know how many times I get, "Wow! Your pictures are really good! What kind of camera do you use? It takes really amazing shots!"
I know it's supposed to be a compliment to my work, but really what someone is telling me is that because I have an expensive camera ... that is why my work is amazing. Not my skill, my talent, my eye, not me. Just the camera.
Now, I'm not saying the camera doesn't help in what I do, but I want y'all to know that I spend a lot of time learning, practicing and enhancing my skills to become a better photographer. You can take any camera ... a phone camera, a disposable camera, a point and shoot, or an expensive DSLR and make a photograph look amazing. You have to know your basic rules of composition and how light works. You can have a $5,000 camera (which I wish I had) and take horrible images if you don't know how to use it.
My point is, it's not the camera that makes the picture, it's the person behind the lens. Remember that. ;-)
This goes to show that I did do a lil' post work in Photoshop as well ... but I do that with all my photos. LOL Y'all know that, especially if you follow me on Facebook and see my before and after album!
So, go out there and shoot your lil' hearts out! You don't need thousands of dollars worth of equipment, you can do it with a lil' $200 iPhone! ;-)
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