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.Read More