We photographers can often get caught up in The Gear Wars. Constantly chasing after more pixels, faster and better glass, newer and sexier cameras. I'm about to let go a big secret, so get ready.
Say this out loud, right now: "It's not the camera." Say it five times, ten times.
photography workshop and learning new techniques - anything along these lines, instead of buying the latest and greatest. I have a recent experience to prove this.
A few weeks ago, I got an email from a gentleman who was asking about a few photos on my site, and could he purchase them? I moved our conversation to the telephone, and quickly found out he lived quite near me. He was interested in Metal Prints, that I have done at Bay Photo - could he come over and see some in person? Duh, sure! 30 minutes later, he's in my studio, looking at some of the giant Metal Prints I have hanging on my walls (8' wide, 6'x4', and the like). He loved them! That same day, he ordered thousands of dollars of prints from me. Here are some examples:
It's not the camera - it's how you use it, and how you print. Shameless plug for Bay Photo, who never disappoints in the quality department - and if you've not tried printing on Metal Prints, you really should.
Enjoy (it's not the camera) photography,