Most Important Tool

February 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Lauren From the specs of your first camera to the newest technology photographers can become gear obsessed.   While gear is important it's not the most important tool at a photographer's disposal.   Many times when I pull out my equipment the response "wow, nice camera, it must take great pictures!"  Sure my camera processes a nice image but making a photograph happens mostly between the photographer's ears.  

The photographer's experience and personality will have a bigger impact on the quality of your portrait then their equipment alone.   One night I was out taking some personal pictures when I saw someone that I thought would make a great subject for a photograph.   I approached the group that were nearby and asked if one of them would pose for me.  She agreed and we went on to make an interesting picture together.   I couldn't have made that picture without a special piece of equipment that I had with me called a PixelStick but the gear wouldn't help if I didn't have the conviction to ask a complete stranger to pose for me.  

When hiring a photographer you want one that uses the best equipment they can afford.  More important than their equipment you want a photographer that has the experience you need to get the picture you desire.  


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