I seem to recall one of my professors in college making a comment that has stuck with me until this day. He was talking about cameras, gear and all the things that you think you need to make great photos when he paraphrased a famous photographer (I apologize that I can’t remember who it was). It was as simple as this “the best camera is the one that you have with you”. That is it. If you really think about it, it is really you need. I know at the time I had to have a Nikon F4, it was legit a ‘pro camera’! maybe it would have helped me take better photos but I imagine I would have been so busy turning knobs and dials and adjusting things and lo and behold I would have missed THE shot. Everyone knows that timing is essential for getting great photos. Capturing the perfect expression, getting the perfect lighting etc…. Don’t let your gear or lack of it get in the way of taking pictures. Grab whatever you have and go out and have some fun. Most of us have amazing cameras built into our phones and old 35mm cameras are super cheap right now. It is a great time to be into photography!
Right now I am enjoying taking my Vivitar PS80 around when I head out. It is so simple just turn it on and Point and Shoot!
Take Care – Jeremy