Don't get me wrong. I love my camera! However, since it lacks many of the bells and whistles that newer cameras have, it's easy to blame my camera when I'm stuck in a rut.
However, at the same time, I know this to be true - your choice of camera and it's gear matters far less than you think it does! This week I was reminded of this yet again when an online article popped up in my newsfeed. Great timing!
If you are feeling stuck or are frustrated with your camera and think a new one or better gear will help, then I highly recommend reading "Why Your Camera Gear Doesn't Matter" from Digital Photography School. It's a great reminder that what the photographer does makes the greatest difference.
"It isn’t about the gear. It has never been about the gear and as soon as you realize that, you will be free to create and shoot in a new and exciting way."
"What does matter is that you are out there, with whatever gear you have, and are using it."
I hope you find the article as encouraging as I did.
Now to get out there and start shooting! (^.^)/
(The image below is from the article.)
Are you familiar with the saying, "Man plans. God laughs.? Well, that has been my life over the past few weeks. Oh, I had plans! However, nothing has quite worked out as expected. It hasn't been all bad, mind you. It's just not the trajectory of getting things done that I had expected. All this to say, I have more photos than I know what to do with and yet very little time to actually sort and edit them. Ah well. Might as well start just one by one...
Last week I spent a few days up in the Japan Alps. One afternoon, while waiting for my lunch of soba noodles, I was served a cup of barley tea. I was struck by the lighting, the colours and the shapes and so, since no one was around except my patient husband, decided to take a photo. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
I've just returned from a short visit to Canada. There are always errands to run when I return, such as visits to my bank and shopping for necessities that I can't get in Japan, but this time I decided my priority was just spending quality time with family and old friends. Ah, it was such a gift and I've returned feeling refreshed and restored. It's such a joy to reconnect.
This anemone is from a large park near my youngest sister's home in Vancouver. One section of the park is dedicated to flowers and shrubs and I love walking through there every chance I get.
I'm a photographer based in Osaka, Japan. I love to take photographs. I like to share.