Monday, April 21, 2014
Shelly recently wrote a long and passionate post on why you should use your DSLR and if you missed it, I really suggest you read it.
I fully agree with Shelly on the advantages of a DSLR equipped with a great prime and set to capture RAW when shooting your adventures, yet it is not the camera that makes the shoot.
You will not tell better "stories" because you have a full frame (the FX stuff) body or you have the latest greatest prime.
I am not going to write a long well documented post like Ken did here (I do recommend you read the full post) but will just quote him: "If you can shoot well, all you need is a disposable toy camera or a camera phone to create great work ..."
So it does not matter if you only have your iPhone at hand to make great creative photography and turn what you see in a master piece.
Composition, light, focus, eye for detail, and finally the message you want to share, or like Ansell told us: "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it..."
So, yes, a DSLR with a great prime on a tripod shot at ISO 100 will help you in getting better print quality and lower your chances for chromatic abberation (or fringe) in your pictures, but that is all secondary.
First and foremost it is about you, and how you see the world and what you want to tell.
This is what photography is about.
The art of telling your story with light.
Footnotes to self:
Day 2 in my personal challenge.
Picture above shot with an iPhone 5S
I will continue this story tomorrow as it links back directly to what we want to achieve with the dark room.
Stay tuned and leave your view in the comments below ...