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YOUR CAMERA DOESN'T SUCK PART I
Some of the most common questions that land in my inbox are: “What camera should I get as a beginner?” “What’s a good camera?”
“What camera should I buy to take better photos?” All great questions, but here's what I want to tell you: buying a camera won’t make you a good photographer.
So here is my advice and take it how you want.
If you’re starting your photography journey today, and you’re asking yourself these questions, my answer is this: check your pocket. In a world filled with smartphones, people often overlook and underestimate the power of those bad boys. I’ve been a photographer / filmmaker for a while. I worked hard to save up for my first camera and have been smart about upgrading my gear ever since. Even now, I don’t have a ton, I keep it lean with the essentials I need. I mainly shoot on either the Sony a7iii or my iPhone. Buying an expensive camera doesn't mean you'll take better photos. Trust me. I've shot for brands like Google, Amazon, Starbucks, Bose, Toyota, and many others - using the Sony a6300 and the kit lens! THE. KIT. LENS! Again, I say, it's not the camera - it's all about the craft, the angles, the lighting, the props even. Learning to get creative with what you have.
The image above was shot on an iPhone and happens to be one of my top favorite pictures I’ve ever taken. I didn’t want to lug my big camera as I was going to be getting in the water, so I just brought my phone with a waterproof case and I got the exact result I was going for.
It's the person who’s using the camera that matters; the camera is but a tool. Now get out there and create!
Please tag your creative friends who might be encouraged or inspired by reading this! // #mondaymotivation #shotoniphone