Does Your Camera Really Matter?
"Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light..." -Vernon Trent
"A good craftsman never blames his tools." -Unknown
o matter what camera you use, your photos will look like you took them.
When I was younger I bought many new cameras that promised better photos, but every photo looked the same. Sure there were differences in resolution, noise, and color, but the overall photos looked like the previous camera. Any camera is just a light-proof box with an opening on one end. It captures the light from whatever you aim it at. To make a difference in my photos I had to learn to take better photos myself.
Don't get me wrong, a full featured SLR camera can do things that a cellphone camera can't. But you have to learn how to use those features. Likewise, a cellphone can do things that a fancy SLR cant. It's about using the right tool for the job and knowing how to use that tool.
A good example is this- When you go to a restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal, do you complement the chef or say the chef must have good pots & pans? The chef probably does have good pots & pans, but it is the chef that makes the meal.
So, if you want to improve your photography, don't depend on a camera to do that for you. Get a camera that you like, that feels comfortable in your hand, and learn how to use it creatively.