Perhaps you have heard photography pros say that equipment doesn’t matter, it’s what you do with what you have that counts (don’t say it, even if you’re thinking it). While I have always appreciated this perspective given that I don’t own pro gear, truthfully I often wonder how much better some of my images would be if shot with a full-frame camera and pro glass.
Not long ago I came upon the website of photographer Alister Benn when I was searching for cool photos from Iceland, our destination next month. His work is amazing so I wanted to know what he used to capture his images. In his own words…
I have heard many arguments over the years about how much camera equipment comes into the process of making meaningful images, and we’ve all heard the quote ‘That’s an amazing photograph, you must have a great camera.’
Virtually every professional photographer will wince at it, but deep down, most of us also have quite good cameras!
Finally someone who tells the truth! Thank you Alister, just what I needed to convince my wife I need a new camera. Like most pros, he shoots with a full-frame DSLR and pro-glass lenses. Does equipment make a difference? I think the real answer is that once you really know what you are doing with a camera, it does, particularly when it comes to printing descent sized prints. But if have no clue how to use the dials on your entry-level DSLR, then I believe the trite advice rings true.