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Ability, Changes, Growth

1 Feb

As life proceeds to confuse you, sometimes all you can do is sit in the dark and try to make sense of it all. Of course, a huge part of my life is photography, the other are my relationships to others, both which never fail to stray from the course I originally have planned for them.

As a budding photographer, I still have so many insecurities about my work. However, I still understand that there is still so much growth that I have to do with my work, my work process, as well as emotionally as a person. There are limitations to everything, and I think I’ve come smashing into all of mine in my current state at the moment.

A friend posted a very good article (you can read it here) about photographers and equipment and ability. “Nobody cares about your brush, Vincent Van Gogh.” So why do people care so much about what type of camera so and so is using? A very valid point. People just see it as a status symbol. They think it will make them automatically better. However, it’s about ability, not equipment. However, equipment DOES make a difference if you know what/why you need it. For example, I still shoot everything with my highly-trusted Nikon d80. Yes, people look at my camera and snicker, but if I showed them photos I have taken, they probably can’t tell what I’ve used for it. I AM upgrading to a d700 this week, something that I think is well worth blowing saved money on because I have completely hit the limits of my d80. I can no longer do what I want with that camera, which is why I’m upgrading after these (great) years with my current camera.

I am excited to strengthen and learn new abilities and grow into something bigger and better, in both my photography and as a person. Although I feel a little confused and stuck currently in both, I am not worrying that things will stay this way. I will keep going.

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