If someone tells you that you need to buy a good camera or lens before you can get better pictures, don't believe him or her. In this article, I will be debunking two myths about shooting good pictures. The first one is that you need to buy a good camera before you can take good pictures. And the second one is that you need to also buy a good lens. At the end, I will explain why growing your skills as a photographer is the only thing that will improve your pictures. After reading this article, you should be able to avoid the pitfall of buying new gears with the hope of getting better results and will be more informed about the importance of a photographer's skill.
The first myth that I will debunk is that you don't need to buy expensive camera to take good pictures. Given the current advance in technology, most camera manufacturers are striving to make the best possible product to stay ahead in the market. The brands that cannot do so will soon vanish from the marketplace. In addition, they will also need to offer competitive price. Therefore, given the current competition, it is actually harder to find a bad camera than to find a good one. When you are buying a camera, just make sure that it is above 8 megapixels and it comes from a well-known brand.
The second one is that you need to buy an expensive lens to take a good pictures. Again, just like the first point, this is not often the case. A lens will take a while to get used to, especially the expensive ones. Buying a new, expensive lens will soon make a beginner photographer feel frustrated and can end up giving up the lens or even giving up photography as a hobby altogether. You really need to know what lens you want and why before purchasing one otherwise you'll end up wasting time and money.
This brings us to the conclusion that the most important things that a photographer must have is good skill and vision. Having these two skills will greatly improve your pictures to a degree that will surprise you and even your friends and families. If you are really a good photographer, they can also realize that even though your camera is not as good as them, you can take better picture than them. Also, patience is key when you are trying to grow your skill and vision. It will not come overnight. Only by working constantly on improving your composition, approaching different subject and studying more will you be able to grow your vision.
Now you know why buying an expensive camera or lens will not help you take better pictures. Even more, you know that he most important thing in photography is your skill and vision. Stick to this newfound tips and you'll be on the right path of shooting a truly good pictures. Good luck in your photography journey.