Happy Wednesday everyone!
Today I present you with #WednesdaysWordsOfWisdom – “The gear you can’t afford is not the barrier keeping you from success. Gear has very little to do with photography.” – Chase Jarvis.
I am a huge fan of Chase’s photography and his inspiration. I love this quote because it is so true! We tend to believe that just because we don’t have the latest and greatest camera or lens, we can’t put out great work.
I’ve had my camera for 7 years and just 2 years ago I began to learn & understand how to properly use it and manipulate the settings to get the proper exposure. I have a kit lens, but you can see how my work has improved little by little. There is still a lot of work to do but I won’t let the kind of gear I have stop or limit me from practicing.
My photography teacher always says “It’s not about the equipment, it’s about the person behind the equipment that makes all the difference.” – Ruben Rodriquez. You can have the top of the line camera & lens available, but if you don’t know how to use it, you won’t produce the correct exposure.
So, the point here is to go out there and create art with the tools you currently have available, make mistakes and learn from them. Don’t let the “lack” of high-end gear stop you from producing.
I hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful day.