Great shots seem always taken with Great gear.

Started Apr 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
happypoppeye
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Re: Great shots seem always taken with Great gear.
In reply to BobT, Apr 25, 2012

Your looking at technicals but talking about non-technicals

BobT wrote:

Like it or not......agree or not....but this seems to be the case. Those tasty landscape shots seem to always be taken with the gear, the cost of which, many will never be able to compete. It does get discouraging at times. Definatly gives off the impression that ONLY the expensive gear is capable of producing those exceptional images.

O, there are exceptions...just like with anything. Yet the vast majority of those deliciously tasty images were NOT shot with a Digital Rebel(for example-very often).

Now I do realize that it's not quite that simple. Photographers with the smarts to produce top images have been into this a longer time, are more academic about the whys and wherefors of the skill, and find that those pricy machines can offer them more solutions to some of their skills, if not making it a bit easier to to get those shots, too. PLUS...they are usually kings/queens of the skills necessary in photoshop.

Yet, it would be nice to read about some folks who were able to crank out some outstanding works with their Nikon D70 and entry level lenses. I mean we always hear about how "it's NOT the equipment that make the shot, it's the person behind it".

Maybe true in theory, and comforting to hear by folks unable to purchase the Canon Mark5-III (or whatever it is), but it's not happening very much.

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