2014 resolution -- don't buy a camera

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Chris Malcolm
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2014 resolution -- don't buy a camera
10 months ago

I've upgraded cameras 3 times since I converted to digital in 2007. Whenever I get a new camera or lens I reshoot some of my favourites to check out the new gear. To my surprise new cameras have made the least important contribution to improving the quality of my photographs. The biggest improvements have been due to my improving photographic & editing skills.

When I was a teenager I made a similarly silly mistake. I thought if I bought a really good fountain pen I'd write better essays. But then as now the biggest obstacle to quality wasn't the tool, it was the tool user.

So I won't buy a new camera for at least two more years. Instead I'll concentrate on improving the photographer.

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