Making Art

The images in this post were made with my (really) old Nokia RAZR phone. How often do you hear people talk about their brand spanking new Canon X15 or their Nikon N10K and how they’ll be able to take so much netter photos because of the latest gear? Gear doesn’t make someone an artist. The latest 40 gigapixel body won’t make anyone a photographer, but will empty many people’s wallets. Of course, the consumer rags don’t help – nearly every photo magazine is mostly marketing new and “better” equipment. I’ve stopped buying them for that very reason.

So what am I trying to get at here? Stop worrying about what camera you have. Love creating your images. Be concerned with your art, not the endless parade of gadgetry and marketing… A cell phone camera has capabilities only limited by your creativity. Focus on making a more pleasing image rather than thinking the next piece of gear will make your work better.

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams


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