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Day 263 ~ Level Headed
|Oh, c'mon... was the title for this photo that bad? If so, I'm blaming it on my iPhone because without it, this photo would not have been made. They should make an app that does quality control on blog post titles. Uhh, dude, you're about to call your blog post something really lame. You sure you wanna do that? Maybe you should reconsider.
Anywho, I think the point of this post - before going south from teh very first sentence - was that people often get hung up thinking they could take better pictures "if I only had that camera or that lens". I'm not gonna lie and say equipment doesn't matter; it certainly can allow you to do some things you might not otherwise be able to do. BUT, you can take great images with pretty inexpensive gear. Take the picture below for example. Kylie snapped this lame photo of me (I call it lame, because it was my idea) with my iPhone in a parking garage in very little light. While it's not a great photo technically (btw, I did do some minimal tweaking in Photochop) and I look like a tool, in general the results of the image ain't bad. But for some serious camera phone skills, check out Chase Jarvis' iPhone as Art series.
Cheesy blog post titles aside, don't go out spending serious dough on a camera thinking it's going to make you take better photos than you can with the camera you've already got, especially if you haven't spent some time learning the ins and outs of the gear you own.
Shoot, I just might make my iPhone my back-up camera.