Is there really such a thing as the best digital camera in the market? Hold your horses ladies and gents!
I write this post in defense of those who are disillussioned by the mantra "great pictures come from good cameras"
and to those who are overly depressed by their recent digital camera purchase. I kid you not, that I am no pro. I'm still on that "shutter bug, cam-whore"
level where I whip out my point-and-shoot and snap away at anything. But I think I'm going somewhere with this post, as someone who used to paint, direct plays and write music. So bear with me.
I believe that there is a huge misconception that better cameras take better pictures. I would like to convince myself that the art of photography is similar to any art, that no pen or canvas can match the creativity of the artist. No camera can be better than the photographer (It's the photographer, not the camera that's overrated). Ken Rockwell
says that you can take the same picture given different standards of cameras, whether they be point and shoot or prosumer. The item in question is how easy will it be to take that shot. More expensive and feature packed cameras merely make a phoographer's life easier. It's like using different sizes of brushes to paint a wall.
Art? So what is it? (Not the editor). I have always had a small quote beside my bed which reminds me everyday,
"All great art is but a vision of creation
Near to God and near to nature
Remote from worldly wisdom."
If you don't know what I mean, try going out of the city with your camera. It will inspire
you. (Picture of the loney bridge taken with my C-310
in the forest trail where I work in Lemery, Batangas.)