Hello LCC members,
It seems like my e-mail lately has been filled with announcements about the newest gear. All of the stuff starts off with the promise of better this or that more features better video etc etc.
But you know what?
Here is the bottom line most every camera on the market today captures high quality images. Why do I say that well it is a fact if Canon,Nikon,Pentax,Sony and the list goes on did not capture great images they would go out of business. That’s right it is a business that has to ride that perpetual circle of more, better and faster.
But, you must ask yourself how much more, better and faster do you really need?
The camera is just a tool like a paintbrush and it is your hands, eyes and brain that make it work. My point here is that in my opinion you are much better off to invest your additional $$$ in books, photo work shops, classes or post processing software.
Much of what I have learned up to this point has been from books and attending photo work shops and various classes.
Some helpful books I can suggest are:
For Black & White photo techniques and processing I can recommend From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man by Vincent Versace
Books by Scott Kelby are great sources for knowledge and techniques.
Books by Nicole S Young are inspirational and have great tips on improving your photography.
Books by Moose Peterson which is a great wildlife photographer.
There are lots more great books these are just a few that have been helpful to me in my photographic journey.
” it’s more than just the gear it is also what’s between your ears that can make a great difference in your photography”