Gotta Have it!?

Gotta Have-it?

I’m not so sure…

Sure, if you were to give me either of these cameras, I would take em…I’m no fool!  Of course I’d keep one and sell the other.  But with technology moving at such a rapid pace what was state of the art is now old news.  Unless you have a goose that lays golden eggs, most of us can’t afford keeping up with the Jones’s.

I’m a big advocate for learning to master the gear/camera you have.  

This photo was taken with my Canon S90, about 2 years ago.  I went to an event where Douglas Kirkland was sharing about his 50 years in the photography world, and I asked if I could get a photo with him.  When I took out my Canon S90 to have someone take our photo he lit up!  He told me he “loves that camera” and that Canon just sent it to him and he’s been playing with it for a few weeks.  You can read my post on that evening HERE.

The biggest lesson I took from that evening of listening to him share was that you have to learn to master your gear.  Instead of complaining or saying “when I get this or that…” then I can really take beautiful photos.  Nope!

Hearing Douglas Kirkland get geeked up about the S90 just reminded me of how much fun photography can be.  It doesn’t matter what camera your using as long as your taking photos that make you happy.

Then Saul clothed David with his armor. He put a helmet of bronze on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail, and David strapped his sword over his armor. And he tried in vain to go, for he had not tested them. Then David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” So David put them off.
(1 Samuel 17:38-39 ESV)

David was going into battle…but didn’t want to use gear he hadn’t tested yet.

I think photographers are so enamored with using the using the newest gear that they will go and rent gear that is “better” than theirs for a gig, but they haven’t tested it out yet and aren’t used to using…to their peril.

You don’t have to have it!

Master your gear!  Have fun! and take photos that make you happy!

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