Day 91: Specs will only get you so far

Day 91: Specs will only get you so far

Sunday, April 2, 2017

If the photos you’re taking on your phone are as good as the photos you’re taking on your DSLR, it doesn’t mean your DSLR is obsolete. Chances are you’re just not a very good photographer.

That’s not to say mobile phones aren’t capable of taking commercial grade photography. I’ve seen it happen. But they normally require all the commercial grade trimmings, such as lighting, make-up, styling, location, and so on… which the average mobile phone user doesn’t have access to.

That said, when a photo looks great, nobody ever says “that’s a great [insert brand name here] photo.” Plenty of people do say “that must’ve been taken on an expensive camera”, but that’s not it either.

A great photo is a great photo, whatever it’s been taken on.

The price of your camera doesn’t affect the quality of your photography. You do.


About today’s photo: This camera goes for twelve bucks on eBay. I’m pretty sure there is no filter or lens or software trickery that can emulate what I’m seeing.

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