Lifestyle Photography Equipment – What you currently have!

I’m often approached and asked by many lifestyle photographers “Have you check the latest and greatest camera gear, I’m looking into buying it, what are your thought on it?”

Honestly, that’s a serious question that stops me in my tracks.  Let me explain. Most of the lifestyle photographers who ask me that question also confide that they are on a very tight budget and really don’t have the money to blow.  Yet, they are seriously considering even going into debt to obtain the new gear.  So WHY would they do that?! The reasons I often here are; they have been led to believe, for years, that in order to take great photographs you need the latest equipment.  Add insult to injury; you need the latest equipment to be considered a “professional” or even a serious amateur aspiring to becoming a professional.

This is the time when you want to be completely honest with yourself.

Here’s the bottom line and many will disagree with me:  There should be only (2) reasons for you to get the latest and greatest photography equipment.

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Fine Art Photography, And A Purpose

I believe that everyone matters; life experiences matter, and most importantly, no one should ever be forgotten!

Years will come and go and you will get older.  You will have to rely on your memory or the memory of someone else to remember your happy and beautiful moments; Your life experiences and the person you loved most; The one that is or was important in your life; And the one that is or was dear and near to your heart.

But what happens after so many years, or when nature takes its course?  Your mind and memories slowly start to fade and you forget.  The first thing that goes is how your loved one physically looked, and then the memories of what they were like.  The only thing that fills that hole, that gap, the fading of memory and the fact that they did exist, that they where here full of life and that they matter so much in this world is “A Picture, A Photograph”.

If they were born into this world, then no one should ever be forgotten, they matter and are important to someone, no matter what their station in life is and no matter where life’s journey takes them or has taken them.  They are someone’s wife, life partner, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, husband, grandfather, father, son, brother or uncle.

They are and were here, they exist and existed and they are and were human beings.

To add to that, the fact that you can be as creative as you want to be and have the permission to reach for the impossible.

To take a picture of a real life landscape and turn it into a surreal place or push it to the brink of a fantasy world.

To take a Portrait and make the individual look and feel beautiful, sexy, gentle or powerful. 

That is my purpose; and why I create fine art photography.

 

Enjoy, Respect and Love what you do.

This is Fine Art Photography with a touch of Elegance, Style, Charisma!

 

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Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary – Home At Last! | Book Release

Home At Last! Is a High Quality, Fine Art, Digital Photographic Book. It is the individual stories, expression and character of each of the Horses at Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary. The stories about how each horse found their way “Home At Last” to a place where there is Hope, Healing and Happiness; a place where they are able to live out the remainder of their lives with dignity, love and respect!

HOME AT LAST!
By Ang Carrion
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