Is It You Or Your Camera?
While getting my hair cut, the stylist mentioned he dreamed of learning photography but that he couldn’t afford a fancy camera right now. I about fell out of my chair. Wait. WUT? Why do you need a fancy camera to learn how to take pictures and have fun doing it?
Most of us get a bit cranky when someone compliments us on a photo we have taken but then adds that we must have a really nice camera. Ya know what though? Maybe sometimes our camera does have a lot to do with it. Nope, not all of it but maybe some of it. Yes, I agree that if your pictures suck they are going to suck regardless of what camera you are using but the flip side of that is you can learn a lot no matter which camera you are using too.
Can you get a decent shot with a point and shoot camera? How about your cell phone?
If not, maybe it is time to go back to the basics of learning.
Challenge yourself to spend a week working on basic photography composition using nothing more than a very basic point and shoot camera or your cell phone. You can of course still edit your images if you choose to but do not resort to using your DSLR for this challenge.
I can barely wait to see your results. Make sure to stop back here and share how it went for you along with leaving a link so we can see!