I don’t know about anybody else, but I have had “gear envy” more often than I like to admit.
I have told myself many times, “If I just had that lens (or new camera) I would be able to take better pictures.. AWESOME pictures!”
It’s really easy to get the “itch” for a new camera or some other piece of photography gear.
And, in my own defense, I like to think that with each piece of camera gear, I have gotten better as a photographer. But, is it because of the gear?
Maybe I have gotten better because I have learned more about the Art of photography rather than the equipment. In fact, I have long been a proponent of the idea that the gear does not make the picture, the photographer makes the picture.
But it sure is nice to be able to have the best camera or lens available, right?
What I have done in my reflections on gear vs craft is to come up with some reasons to put off buying and decide what are the important aspects of each shot.
And I have mentioned it before, but it is an important thought, “A good photographer can get a show-stopping shot using the most expensive camera or a cell phone or even a pin-hole camera.
So let’s take a look at some reasons to not buy the next best piece of camera gear.