Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Stop Signs #3

Part 3 of a 10 part series on stop signs in your head that keep you from creating art.

Stop sign #3 - My equipment isn't good enough. Answer: Then you would have to
explain why photographer's work from 75-100 years ago are worth thousands and
esteemed the world over as great photographs when their equipment sucked compared to
ours now. Even if all you have is a point and shoot, it is YOU that makes the photo
great, not the camera.

This photo, by my friend Aikithereska on flickr, was made with a rudimentary pinhole
camera. No aperture, no shutter speed, just a hole in a box. You can't get any more
primitive photographic equipment than that. And she got a great photo out of it.

The point is, lack of equipment is an excuse and shows a lack of imagination. Go out
and take photos with what you have, quit waiting for a better something.

, originally uploaded by aikithereska.


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